Red History Museum

Red History Museum, Dubrovnik: Hours, Address, Red History Museum Reviews: 5/5

Red History Museum
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Red History Museum is a newly opened unique interactive experience of everyday life in communist Yugoslavia - a very different time in Croatian history. Using new and old technologies in a 300 square meter space, visitors can now explore and experience what it was like under the Yugoslav regime. Dive into the art, design, politics, secret agencies and the way of the Non-Aligned. Listen to the greatest hits of the time, witness history coming to life and learn the real life stories of people living under the watchful eye of the Communist party.
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John9915
38 contributions
Solo
Just a short cab drive away from the Old Town, but completely worth the journey just to visit. The admission is great value and the overall museum should take you 1-2 hours. Gives a great insight into the history of Communism in Croatia/Yugoslavia and ideology, culture and life of the people that lived there. You can literally touch and examine everything and the staff are really happy to explain any questions you had. Well worth the visit
Written September 1, 2020
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Kaitlind123
5 contributions
A really neat little museum dedicated to preserving some of Croatia/Yugoslavia's socialist history. If you are interested in seeing how life was like before the collapse of Yugoslavia, this is really the place to go to. All of the exhibits are really unique and tell a lot of stories.

After speaking with some of the friendly staff, it was very interesting to know how much passion, time and effort went into this museum, which made us appreciate it even more.
Written May 7, 2022
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Thank you for your kind words. We are always trying to show our visitors our history in the most engaging way.
Written May 10, 2022
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA823 contributions
The Red History Museum is a nice change of pace if you want a different subject than the traditional Dubrovnik museums and tours. It walks you through the rise and fall of communist Yugoslavia and what life was like during the regime. When you enter, it looked a little text heavy, which worried me. As you get going though, there is a nice mix of exhibits and videos. You can download the Red Museum app for some augmented reality features, but most are just static pictures and not really worth the effort to see. One piece of augmented reality was a communist bra ad that was entertaining though. The museum is fairly small and seems to rush the downfall of the Yugoslavian regime, possibly because of its size limitations. It is still interesting though and worth a visit if you need something different.
Written July 24, 2021
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Christopher
345 contributions
A colleague and I brought a high school aged group of students to the museum and we had a wonderful experience. I have been to a few communist era museums in krakow and Prague and they have similar exhibits, what sets the Red History Museum apart if that you can actually interact with the exhibits. Using an augmented virtual reality app and actually physically touching items the experience is greatly enhanced. Strongly recommended for anyone interested in this era.
Written March 5, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review! It was a pleasure having you here and to watch your students explore our history. It is nice to see that kids can enjoy learning as well. Next time you come to Dubrovnik, check us out again. We plan on improving the exhibit on a regular basis, so stay in touch! Kind regards, Nino
Written March 6, 2020
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Danica A
Dubrovnik, Croatia1 contribution
Friends
Very interesting museum with lots of authentic things to touch and try out. We had a lot of fun just looking into all the cupboards and find interesting stuff in there. They also have an app which supports AR so that’s pretty sweet.
Written March 8, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review! Since we've been open less than a year, your support means a lot. We're happy you had fun while learning about history. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for updates, we're always adding "new" things to our exhibit, and we're inviting the community to participate in various programs and educations. Kind regards, Nino
Written March 10, 2020
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dave s
Bude, UK705 contributions
Not a very large museum, but very interesting. Told the story of the old Yugoslavia, and presented it very well. Short films, many storyboards and related exhibits. Nice 60's style area out the back to sit and chill out of the sun. I learned a lot. Thoroughly recommended.
Written July 26, 2022
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA1,451 contributions
Couples
We spent about an hour here and enjoyed it. They provide a good overview of the history of communism in Yugoslavia. There are a good mixture of items, including some that are interactive. It’s a little out-of-the-way but worth the effort. Recommended.
Written September 21, 2021
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i8toys
West Midlands, UK86 contributions
Visited here before catching the catamaran to Split. £6 for adults, £2.50 for kids. Comprehensive documentary of the communist era. Hands on exhibits. We particularly liked the shellsuits. And we showed the kids how to use a typewrite, dial phone and showed them a record player.
Written August 20, 2020
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DollyBirdScotland
Scotland370 contributions
Us Brits of a certain generation have a real soft spot for Yugoslavia - our allies against the Nazis; a plucky little country with a big impact on the world. This museum introduces the history of the Yugoslavian Kingdom through to the Nazi invasion, the Partizan movement, and the birth of the Federation.

It's a little walk through a time capsule of delights and surprises, as if Granny had just stepped out of her flat, maybe to see Liz Taylor and Richard Burton down at the beach with Tito and the beautiful Jovanka! It's an ode to the socialist multi-cultural ideal that was never meant to be.

This museum was a real highlight of our trip and a welcome addition to the museum scene. It has huge potential for growth too - hopefully for the younger generation who may not know much about Croatia's past, her period in the Federation before independence and it may help them to see their future inside another Utopian Union whose capital is even further away.

It's a pleasant walk from the Old City past some examples of Yugoslavian modernist architecture to the port/marina area with nice cafes and pizzerias. Meticulously curated, it gives historical background to the period of collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the political changes, Tito's partizans who were the most effective anti-Nazi resistance in German occupied Europe, to the new Federation, policy of non-alignment, and the ensuing economic miracle.

It's an immersive experience, lots of quirky surprises, allowing you to peek into the lives of those inside the Yugoslavian experiment.

For us, coming from the most suffocating covid regime in Europe to relatively free Croatia, the museum also touches on the darker side of Yugoslavian totalitarianism, the crushing of dissent and the debilitating and poisonous self-censorship. Yugoslavia has much to teach us about the pitfalls of such collectivism and group think. This aspect of the museum is therefore darker, and yet it never judges, merely describes this period of Croatian history allowing the visitor to understand. I loved the collection of photographs of people's holidays and lives, it reminded me of my Grandparents who often holidayed in Lapad, of the country held together by the word's most loveable dictator, Tito, the boy from Kumrovec; of a country and ideals gone but never forgotten.
Written April 10, 2022
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Lamberta
28 contributions
Couples
My man and I are really into museums and in Dubrovnik there are a lot of them. There are a lot of museums which talk about middle ages, Venetian history, archeology and similar, that's why I wanted to visit this one. It is different but the best word to describe it is "cool". I never saw this side of Croatia history. I knew about their folk costumes but this is different. Whole museum is stylised like in style of 80',90' and similar. It is great if you got tired of Dubrovnik's great medival walls and architecture. Big plus for me is that museum is really well organised. You can see clothes, furniture, pictures, interior and even you hear music which was popular back then. The atmosphere chill, happy and I felt really great.
Great experience and big recommendation!
Written July 28, 2020
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