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City Museum of Split

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Address: Papaliceva 1, Split 21000, Croatia
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Nice little museum.

We walked here from our cruise ship dock. It's a nice little museum in and old building on several floors. There's information on Diocletian on the main level, including a... read more

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Torremolinos, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked here from our cruise ship dock. It's a nice little museum in and old building on several floors. There's information on Diocletian on the main level, including a model of Diocletian's Palace and some of his coins. The upper levels progress with exhibits from the later history of Split. Worth the stop.

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More explanation of the palace that houses it is needed, but the collection, although small, is significant for housing some great artwork, stone sculpture, and a very significant handgonne (very early hand gun). Admission is very reasonable, and make sure you get to all the floors.

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Little Rock, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I've noticed that a few reviewers have indicated how strange the lay-out of the house is, but didn't mention why. The reason is because this was not set up to be a museum initially. It was initially a home that was occupied by the Papalic family in the 14th century. So that would be the reason for the layout to... More 

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Warren, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This charming small museum wasn't particularly well-organized, but the Venetian Palazzo that housed it was more interesting than the collection. I loved the layout of the rooms - and the entrance courtyard garden. It seemed to me that the spaces of this museum were arranged more as concert and event spaces than as museum galleries. This might be an excellent... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

The museum is housed in an old house which was of evident interest, but we couldn't seem to learn anything about it. The collection itself was poorly organized - information was all over the place and there seemed to be no rhyme or reason to how the rooms were organized.

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Sussex, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a great little museum, which will give anyone a good introduction to the city, but the star turn is the magnificent mensa, Diocletian's dining table - take a look, and then go up behind the Cathedral to look at the space it would have been in. I simply couldn't get over this wonderful object.

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Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

A couple of interesting things to read. Oddball art. Really odd interactive things to do that have nothing to do with anything. Unless you are looking to beat the heat or the rain....walking around the old town for free is better.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Not the best city museum I have seen. The building was interesting, the collection odd and not well organised

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stumbled upon this museum after lunch. I didn't think it would be that interesting, but found myself intrigued the whole time. The museum goes from the Diocletian/Roman empire times, to the Austrian-Hungarian times. A lot of it is more about daily life as a middle/upper middle class citizen of the times, but it was very informative.

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Montjoi France
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We literally went into this museum by mistake, thinking it was something else, but we were glad we did. It provided a different historic perspective on the history of Split and had artifacts on display that were interesting. Looking out the windows as we climbed to the top floor provided lovely views that were picture worthy of the rooftops of... More 

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