Shkoder Historical Museum
Shkoder Historical Museum
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plymouth
Plymouth, Devon 1,384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This small museum is housed in a former Ottoman residence; in fact, the Illyrian 'treasures' occupy the ground floor and appear to be well-curated whereas the first floor provides an ethnographic glimpse of life in such a property a hundred plus years ago. My wife and I were lucky enough to be in a small group and the interpretation was provided by an Albanian tour guide who had lived in Toronto for several years. Whether the curator, or any other staff, have linguistic abilities, I don't know.

Reflecting on the visit makes me think that the inhabitants of Shkodra (Skadar) have a little jewel in this museum, real 'cultural capital' and as visitor numbers to the city grow, it will develop, I am sure.
Written 22 July 2010
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BrikSh
Barcelona, Spain312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Very interesting museum located in a small traditional Ottomane house in Shkoder. Strongly recommend it at the moment you will be in Shkoder.
Written 9 January 2018
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Beth206
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
The museum is located in a traditional house which stands apart from the street. On the ground floor, there is a broad range of archaeological findings - mostly recovered in the immediate area – items from Neolithic times through the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. In this exhibit there are good explanations of everything in English. Upstairs, a room is decorated in the traditional way and displays provide detailed explanations of traditional men’s and women’s clothing from the last century, which reflect various lifestyle and ethno-religious factors. In this exhibit there are hilarious explanations of everything in English. Both levels are really interesting, and it seemed like there were a few guys working on newly found items on-site, which was cool.
Written 31 October 2017
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matterGray
New York City, NY12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
Got scammed.
If you show up after 3pm the gate will be open but the museum is actually closed. A man pretending to work there will say it is still open and show you around. Only at the end will he ask for a fee. It was clear what he was doing but we decided to give him a few euros to be good sports anyway. We gave him a bill and asked for change and he gave us a trivial amount of lek back - and we couldn’t get our original bill back.
Pretty clear scam, and not the museums fault necessarily, but the guy is pretty practiced at his bit and the museum hasn’t done anything to prevent it - like simply closing the gate.
Written 8 September 2018
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Peter
Antwerp, Belgium8,175 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Old style exhibition in a so and so renovated house. To be honest, Shkoder is a fantastic city to stay and to visit, but I could have done without this museum.
Written 6 July 2017
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LB227
Blackrod, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
A lovely old Ottoman house. The museum is on two floors, it houses a lovely display of local costumes, art and artefacts.
Written 23 September 2016
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Faith D
Nice, France477 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
This is a small museum with 200 lek fee however it has a nice archeology exhibit with an exhibit of traditional dress and musical instruments from Albania. The audio tape is very good. Takes about 45 minutes to see. Location is downtown Shkoder.
Written 1 June 2016
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Zaaaac
207 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Friends
The guide is quite good the written one. But the person who works there does not know a good English for that position.
Written 19 September 2015
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Chrisphelps7
Milwaukee, WI10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
This place is a must if you are coming to town and care to learn about the history of Enver Hoxha and the dictatorship. Having just travelled to Poland last year and Auschwitz the location was similar yet unique and equally powerful in its own way. The museum is actually based around the location of the prison intake center for detaining, torturing and murdering enemies of the dictatorship. That alone along with some of the documents in the building are reason enough to go and learn. The guides there are great and will walk you through the museum telling personal and historic stories of the dictatorship. Truly a moving reminder of the terror that lasted for 50 years.
Written 23 May 2015
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krys_k
London, UK669 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
Not so many exhibits, but because we had a museum guide talk us through them, it was interesting. There are probably not many more things to see in Shoder, so worth visiting for quick look.
Written 27 July 2012
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