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Archaeological Museum Split

Zrinsko - Frankopanska 25, Split 21000 , Croatia
021/ 318-721
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Ranked #16 of 52 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Hollister, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Helps me to understand the past, gives a human face to ancestors. The jewelry stands the test of time-it is still beautiful. There is a lot of captioning in English, but not everything. The icons are in a room that looks like a private meeting room, but isn't.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A fascinating museum with many artifacts, some unusually from the so called Dark Ages. The staff were very helpful organising a taxi to return to the Old City. The external exhibits of capitals, Sarcophagi etc are under cover. There is no cafe.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

What we saw dealt with history of the very early centuries, I.e 10th. It would have been more interesting if it had included more "recent" finds. What was there to true archeologists would be interesting I'm sure

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Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a great small museum with a very diverse collection of everyday objects that tell so much about how people lived. They have been well laid out and labeled to lead you through time from the Bronze Age forward. There is beautiful glassware, jewelry, cooking implements, fishing gear, weapons, coins, furniture... I like to know how people lived and... More

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New Orleans
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The sheer volume of the antiquities in the museum's collection is staggering; for example, it reportedly has 70,000 ancient coins alone. Needless to say, not everything is displayed. The courtyard area outside the museum may actually be the highlight, as the quantity and quality of the tombs, stelae, plaques, etc. is remarkable. For anyone fascinated with the ancient world, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It was so well worth the walk out of town to find this oasis of Greek and Roman remains, so beautifully kept and presented. The best of the finds from local Salona were there, glass and metal artefacts and small stone carved figures indoors, and outside, under an arcade set around a quiet courtyard, huge statues and sarcophagi. All this... More

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