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Archaeological Museum Split

Zrinsko - Frankopanska 25, Split 21000 , Croatia
021/ 318-721
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Ranked #16 of 55 Attractions in Split
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: The oldest museum in Croatia includes archaeological artifacts from the prehistoric, Greek, Roman, early Christian and Medieval ages.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were very pleased with our visit to this museum. The exhibits were well laid out, identified in English and Croat and grouped together in a meaningful way. Definitely worth the walk from the old town

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One guesses the best pieces found in the area are i ZAgreb, however the setting of the museum is quite wonderful, and the exhibition quite interesting.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were very impressed by this museum and all of its artifacts. That, and the museum's employees were extremely knowledgable.

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Sydney
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

An easy 10 minute walk from the centre of Split, this museum is housed in a large mansion. The size of the building is deceiving as the exhibits only take up the ground floor. These priceless relics are neatly organised into periods of history from the Bronze Age to the arrival of the Slavs in the 7th century. Greek and... More

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santa clara, ca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We walked from the harbor up to the museum. Very nice walk, and museum. Wish there was a tour so we'd have gotten more out of it. If you haven't been to Greece, Turkey and Naples, this is a must see.

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you love history this is the museum for you. This is a wealth of fantastic Roman artifacts, and beautiful collection of Roman glass. Split was a major center of glass production during the roman years and if you are lucky you might find a piece while swimming!

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This museum is a short walk out of the main town - easy to find if you are prepared to walk about a mile. The museum has artefacts both inside and out. There are a lot of old stone relects that are almost intact. Inside the large and airy rooms are artefacts dating back to the Iron Age. The staff... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Amazing quality of finds from stone age to Roman - well and logically presented. Curator was friendly and helpfull

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Mykonos, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The museum isn't huge but it's collection is amazing. It's well organised into different periods so it's easy to see different types of itsm from the same time. In particular there roman glass, coin, enamelled jewellery and inscribed monuments housed outdoors under cover all mostly local from Salona are exceptional.

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Carnelian Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Many large museums are overwhelming, too much stuff. This museum in Split was organized by era and easy to get a real sense of the history of the area over thousands of years. I think it would be a great place to bring a child ready to understand the progress of the human race from the stone age. The mostly... More

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