Maritime Museum, Dubrovnik Museums


in short

The museum collects, manages, and exhibits items from the maritime history of the Dubrovnik area, ranging in date from Antiquity to the present. It tells of the glorious past and sea-faring tradition of Dubrovnik, the lives of great sea captains and sailors, as well as skilful master shipbuilders.
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Maritime Museum, Dubrovnik Museums

in detail

The Maritime Museum was founded in 1949 by the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts (today’s Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts – HAZU). It takes up the first and second floors of the Fortress of St. John.
The permanent exhibition on the first floor is divided into several sections: Navigation and Underwater Archaeology of the (Late) Antique Period, the Dubrovnik (commune) and Maritime Trade Agreements, and the Rise of the Dubrovnik Republic.
On the second floor, visitors can see the following themes: Sailing Navigation in the 19th Century, after the fall of the Dubrovnik Republic; Steam-shipping Trade in Dubrovnik at the Turn of the 20th Century; and the Modern Period – after World War II until the bombing of Dubrovnik in 1991. The exhibition begins with hydro-archaeological finds from the seabeds of Sombra Bay (4th c.) and Stoba Cape (9th – 10th c.) on the island of Mljet.
Maritime Museum
The fortress of Sv. Ivan na Mulu is one of the four big city forts, the building of which started in the 14th century, the aim being to protect the city port from the south from the waves and from the open sea from the enemy. The appearance and spaces of today’s fort were created by the joining of individual buildings into a single unit in the 16th century. In 1889 the fort was remodelled into two floors and great windows were opened in the cannon embrasures. The maritime museum was first housed in Sv. Ivan in 1952.
Permanent museum exhibitions and archaeological exhibitions: Adults 70 kuna/ schoolchildren and students 25 kuna. The tickets are valid for entry into: Cultural History Museum in the Rector’s Palace, Maritime Museum in Fort St John (sv. Ivan), Ethnographic Museum in the Rupe/Holes granary, Archaeological exhibitions
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Visitor entrance

Maritime Museum
Tvrđava sv. Ivana
20000 Dubrovnik
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Opening Times

09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
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09:00 - 16:00
November 3rd - March 21st: 9:00 - 16:00 daily

March 22nd - November 2nd: 9:00 - 18:00 daily

Museum is closed on Mondays, Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and February 2nd, the feast day of St Blaise (Sveti Vlaho). - The exhibition portal for Europe