Marco Polo Museum

Marco Polo Museum, Korcula Town: Address, Phone Number, Marco Polo Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Marco Polo Museum
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Explore the life of the greatest traveller of all times in 7 fantastic scenes. Discover who Marco Polo was, what is his connection to Korcula and learn about his misterious journeys.
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Laura E
Leeds, UK1,851 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This museum was well designed and the audio experience was well thought out. We learned a lot and enjoyed the stories of his adventures. We spent about 30 minutes in here, and enjoyed the gift shop as it had some more interesting items like compasses and authentic looking items. Well worth a visit, you get to keep the headphones and the gold passport. My only issue was that the ink pads and stamps didn't appear to work as they had dried up. To improve this a unique sta.p for each stage would be more fun. Not sure if small children would enjoy this, but older ones would. Available in several languages or you can just read the boards if you don't like listening. For 60 kuna per adult I felt this was reasonable.
Written June 1, 2019
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James
Colchester, UK470 contributions
Jun 2019
Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant and one of the world’s greatest explorers. The exact location of his birth in 1254 is unknown. There are those who believe he was born in Venice itself. Many sources, however, confirm he was born in Korčula, which was then part of the Venetian Republic. It was said the richness of the island inspired him to embark into the unknown. He became among the first Europeans to travel the famous Silk Road trade route, stretching from the Middle East to China.

Around 1298, during the naval Battle of Curzola near to Korčula, Marco Polo was captured by the Genoese. Imprisoned in Genoa, he shared his stories with his cellmate, Rustichello da Pisa, an Italian romance writer. Rustichello wrote the (now world famous) book “Book of the Marvels of the World”, known also as “The Travels of Marco Polo” or simply “Million”.

Inside the museum you can learn all about Marco Polo’s legendary exploits in rooms decorated to resemble the real-life settings. The museum can be found just outside the southern old town walls opposite the Land Gate. The history surrounding Marco Polo quickly became one of my favourite things to do in Korčula!

Admission costs 60KN (£7.50) and I'd recommend 1-2 hours.
Written February 2, 2020
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coloradofa
colorado401 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
It was an ok experience. Felt like I could have just read the cards on the wall and had been fine. I think younger ones will enjoy the displays.
Written September 15, 2019
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Acton-Clan
London, UK97 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Either Marco Polo wasn't born here, because this house was actually built 300 years after his death...and he was actually born in Venice..and this is actually a quite brilliant bit of shameless and imaginative marketing. Like launching a Rasputin Museum in Acton. Because well he might once have thought of going to London. OR...He was definitely, definitely born in Korcula, because it really annoys Italians to assert that. In which case this is a brilliant, and in no way bizarre set of 6 waxwork tableaus of sub Tussauds level. Anyway you learn a lot about Marco Polo either way. Just not where he was born..which was probably not here let's be honest. Two stars as a genuine attraction. Five stars for sheer entertaining chutzpah though.
Written August 3, 2019
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wwglobetrotr
472 contributions
Oct 2013 • Friends
A rather hefty entrance fee provides an audio guide and a short walk through a dimly lit series of rooms with stilted models and mannequins depicting Marco Polo's life story. It's possibly well suited to primary students between the ages of 7-10 years old.

While the story is fine, you can get the information off of the internet or elsewhere. While I admire someone's entrepreneurial attempt, it feels like a means to gouge money out of tourists.
Written December 3, 2013
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dnkdimitri
Paris, France2 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Watch him embark on a journey from Korcula, see him in a dessert caravan, follow him to the palace of famous Mongolian emperor Kublai Khan in one of the seven exhibition halls bringing to life his adventures with outstanding set design and hyper-realistic figures of the same caliber as those used on sets in Hollywood. An audio guide available in 7 languages takes you through Marco Polo’s life and voyages.
Written September 3, 2014
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SeattleSueSeattle
Seattle, WA360 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
A nicely designed exhibit showing several dioramas from Marco Polo’s life. There are information boards in several languages and an informative audio guide. Very Korcula-centric but interesting!
Written December 7, 2018
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esewe
Derby326 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We were encouraged by the reviews and the whole story of Marco Polo ... But ... There is no recording in Polish which is a bit odd due to so many tourists from Poland. The stories are a bit too long and the exhibition a bit boring... In general it is worth to know the story of Marco Polo but there is also no evidence he was actually from Korcula. Definitely not for children because they will not be able to sit calm in one place. If you have a lot of time ...why not but not the best entertainment in general.
Written June 18, 2018
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BruceMagrath
Bromley, UK7 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Museum tour is well worth it if you have the audio accompaniment it is informative and last 35 minutes and gave us an insight into Marco Polo and the time he spent travelling around the world.
Written October 15, 2017
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momeees
New York465 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
It's a cute tour and you'll learn more about Marco Polo than you will in and American school :) Cool gift shop.
Written August 16, 2017
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