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Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Muzejski Trg 1, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
+385 51 213 578
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Could use some TLC but worth a visit

Beautiful old building with some interesting exhibits but overall the museum could use some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MyPorch
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
More history than maritime

Looked for some maritime themes, but only 1-2 rooms are about it. The rest 18 rooms are about some... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Zoltán K
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THE MARITIME AND HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE CROATIAN LITTORAL has been one of the most important meeting-places of culture in the city of Rijeka for the last four decades. With its permanent display and many valuable exhibitions from its own holdings or of other Croatian museums it takes part in tracing the important events connected with the history and culture of Rijeka, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and Croatia, and so it reveals small parts of the insufficiently known past. With its research into the complex materials (of archaeological, ethnographical, artistic, cultural-historical and maritime-historical characteristics), in a time span from prehistory to the Modern Age, with expert and scientific methods it processes, systemises and presents the role and development of the whole of the social organism in the region of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, the Croatian Littoral and the city of Rijeka and points out its specific and interactive relationship with other European centres over a thousand year period, with the aim of becoming a dynamic, open and educative institution. With its headquarters in the building of the former Governor’s Palace, a protected cultural monument, as exhibit number 1, the museum with an interdisciplinary approach offers the consideration–identification, familiarisation and understanding of the character of the people and places, memories and myths, uncovering the identity, which represents an unbreakable link of the past and present.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
30 Mar 2018
“Great view”
2 Sep 2017
“Amaizing museum in a historical building.”
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Muzejski Trg 1, Rijeka 51000, Croatia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful old building with some interesting exhibits but overall the museum could use some improvement. The newer exhibits were pretty good but the older ones could use a little better signage. The electronic displays were not very user friendly. It was hard to figure out...More

1  Thank MyPorch
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Looked for some maritime themes, but only 1-2 rooms are about it. The rest 18 rooms are about some croatian history. Not too bad but expected a little more from the name. Luckily catched the “Croatian Museums Day” so the entrance was free.

2  Thank Zoltán K
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

If you are bit bored with coastal sidewalk, try to walk up to the Maritime and History Museum, You do not even need to go inside, just enjoy the gardens surrounding it. And beside the relax it offers you a great view at the city...More

Thank Martin K
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Nice museum, friendly and helpful personal close to the city center in a historical building. You can find here interesting facts and atticels from the history of Rijeka. There are some nice interactive modern elements too. We spent here about two ours and it was...More

Thank Tibor H
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Lot of interesting stuff to see - and the building itself (a former governor's palace) is pretty impressive. Short walk from the Korzo, certainly worth the visit if you're in town and like museums.

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is in the Governor's Palace and is so much more than a maritime museum. Elaborate ceilings and chandeliers in the rooms, lots of finely crafted furniture. Paintings from many different centuries. Uniforms, swords, sabers, guns and rifles on display too. Be sure to...More

1  Thank CathyDArizona
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Maritime and Historical Museum is located in one of the most beautiful buildings from the nineteenth century in Rijeka. This building used to be a palace which was designed and built as the residence of governors. The relevant construction began in 1892 under the...More

Thank periandro
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is definitely a place to visit in Rijeka. Building is beautiful and of historic importance for our city. The tickets are also very cheap.

Thank vinkec
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

I loved this Museum. The exposition about Homeland war made me feel sick of what people can do to each other and I finally understood what happened. I loved the chamber with all kind of weapons and appreciated writing my name in Glagolitic (very nice...More

1  Thank Luda Č
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Thanks to TanjaD for her review, it helped a lot to find the best thing in Rijeka. Nowadays interactive games are so popular, anyway,the collection of the museum is more than playing some moments of history. It is planned according to a complex methodology. You...More

2  Thank GFazekas
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