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Address: Zrinjsko-Frankopanska 25, Split 21000, Croatia
Phone Number: 021/ 319-340
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The oldest museum in Croatia includes archaeological artifacts from the...

The oldest museum in Croatia includes archaeological artifacts from the prehistoric, Greek, Roman, early Christian and Medieval ages.

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Great items, well described in english

I particularly enjoyed the outside items, like the mosaics, well-head and sarcophagi. But inside there is a treasure trove of smaller items. So many things to look at and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2016
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum at 4.00pm, it's a little way from the main Palace Golden Gate entrance, but well worth the walk. It was packed to the rafters with a variety of large sculptures, tombstones and smaller artefacts found from different sites around the area. Most finds come from Salona, the site of the Roman City just outside Split, we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great collection of artefacts spanning numerous periods, well worth the relatively short walk from the town. Signage in both Croatian and English giving you just enough detail to understand what you are seeing. Highly recommend for 1-1.5 hours as this gives you enough time to explore the small exhibition and grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

What a treasure trove of things to be found in the museum and a very large display of things outside of it too. 30 kuna/adult and well worth the money.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Not set within the Palace complex, so a little walk outside the old city walls (or a short taxi ride) this Museum is a real treat. Only one large room and two smaller rooms it is packed with artifacts from paleolithic times through to the end of the Roman era. No old musty feel, this is a museum which is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

What a great museum. Terrific artifacts from many centuries ago. It is poorly promoted so not many people know about it. If you are into history this is worth a stop. It is very close to the old town so easy to walk to when you explore Split.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This is a gem of an archaeological museum with well curated and labeled (in Croatian and English) exhibits spanning millenia of the area's pre-history and history. The collection of Roman stelae and sarcophogai, housed under porches surrounding the bird-song filled courtyard garden, is extensive and excellent (even though when it can be a bit difficult to match the label to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I particularly enjoyed the outside items, like the mosaics, well-head and sarcophagi. But inside there is a treasure trove of smaller items. So many things to look at and dozens, it seems,of each type of item. It's only 30 kuna per adult and if you have any interest in such things, you should definitely go. If walking from the palace,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I spent 1.5 hours there looking and reading the exhibition. YOu can get the picture of how the whole palace look like in the past. It helps enrich your visit of the palace, where you can only see some of its remain presently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My 2015 visit to Split (my forth) coincided with my third visit to the Archaeological Museum. As my visit was in May/June (Spring) some of the plants in the garden were only starting to flower and the other green areas were green and had not yet gone dull due to the heat. This little museum has a fantastic collection of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We saw some of the oldest coins we have ever seen at any museum we have ever traveled to.The collection of household items was impressive.I even saw hair rings,never actually seen one before.Well worth the visit.Was sad there wasnt more people here.Maybe because it was off season.It made an impression on us for sure.

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