Budva City Museum

Budva, Montenegro

The museum in Budva Old Town, located in an early 19th century building, has a permanent exhibition of its archaeological and ethnographic collections, while the ground floor of the museum boasts a lapidarium featuring valuable stone exhibits.

The archaeological collection includes the many objects discovered during archaeological excavations in Budva (Hellenic gold, different types of vases, jewellery, ornaments, tools, and cutlery, glass and clay objects, silver dishes etc) of various sites dating back to the 5th century BC, which combine the cultures of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Slavs in this region. Especially valuable are a pair of gold earrings and a brooch with an engraving of an eagle with a little boy in his claws, which is associated with the Greek myth of Zeus and Ganymede.

The ethnographic collection includes a large number of exhibits from this region dated between the 18th and early 20th centuries. The archaeological collection boasts over 1,200 relics and the ethnological collection of more than 450 different exhibits.

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Budva, Montenegro
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Founded: 19th century
Category: Museums in Montenegro

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Marko Luković (4 months ago)
Cool
Variag Oi (5 months ago)
Very interesting but the tickets are too expensive for such small museum.
Marina Shumkova (9 months ago)
Very interesting local museum. It harbors permanent archaeological and ethnographic exhibitions. The archeological collection is represented by objects from the hellenistic, roman, byzantines and slavs period, cultures that once inhabited this area.
Юлия Якушева (2 years ago)
Entrance costs 3,5€. Inside there is a museum of old ships, restaurant with a beautiful view and scilence, access to top of old wall with magnificent view to the whole town. Working hours till 00:00.
Afonso p (3 years ago)
Not really a museum (no information about the fort itself, and an enclosed library thats just a jam of books, without much in respect to the montenegrin culture...a small ship models expo but with a great deal of ships out of context (spanish and british ships which never travelled this waters) but rather a 360 panoramic viewpoint. The entrance fee is just for the views I guess.
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