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Museum of Ancient Glass

Poljana Zemaljskog Odbora 1, Zadar 23000, Croatia
385 (0)23 363 831
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Ranked #10 of 29 Attractions in Zadar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Invercargil, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We thought this sounded great but were mildly disappointed. The story of glass was interesting and the artefacts on display were pretty good, but the information signs didn't retain our interest very well. There wasn't a glass blowing demo on when we were there. At only 30 kuna per adult (about E4) it is still worth a visit, but they... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
67 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We accidentaly found this museum one evening and decided to go there the next day. And it was a great hit! We didn't expect such an interesting exhibition which has several parts. One part is a temporary exhibition of a glass maker whose work is really nice to see and even better to own :) The second part is the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a must see while in Zadar. I love the history and the beautiful jewelry which women wore in the history of Europe. You can also see a woman named Antonija. She demonstrates how to make handmade jewelry out of glass. Yo can buy those items also in the shop! I did. She is so talented!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A fantastic museum, very well appointed and laid out. Probably would not even have visited only it was raining! So glad we did. Apart from the very impressive permanent exhibitions, there were 2 temporary contemporary exhibitions which were brilliant. Also has a lovely shop - beautiful jewellery - lovely for a memento to bring home. definitely recommend.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went here when it was open night and free of charge. Hard to believe that people made perfect bottles in the 2nd century! Got to watch Croatia's only glass maker at the moment make 3 bottles in his workshop. Impressive! The kids around us enjoyed it very much, as we did too. The souvenirs are a little pricey but hey,... More

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Clapham, London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A somewhat under-stated museum but with some beautiful ancient glass exhibits in it's cool interior ... interesting to see the photos and film of the grand old building's restoration. Locals ridicule the modern extension but to me it's an entirely respectful and appropriate addition. Worth an hour's browse for sure ... as you head for the nearby footbridge across the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

They had many ancient glasses that were still in tact. I don't know how they managed to survive but they had glass vassals from two thousands years ago that were narrower than my small finger and made of paper thin glass.

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Montpellier, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar is housed in the beautiful 19th century Cosmacendi Palace ideally located in the centre of the city and is must-see for anyone who is even slightly interested in history of the arts and crafts. Among other wonderful artefacts, the museum is home to one of the most impressive collections of ancient Roman glassware... More

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Mykonos, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The glass items in the collection are predominantly roman and most were found in Zadar and Croatia region, it's remarkable because of the extent, condition and apparent quality of the pieces and it's nice to see many everyday items in the collection beside quite a few apparently rare pieces. It's well organised and presented with English and Croatian notes and... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I was not aware that there is so much glass ware that survived the ages from Roman times. Here is the place to see it all. Brilliant The very knowledgeable staff of the museum explains the exhibitions and you can see demonstrations on glass blowing and bead making. Not to be missed...

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