The Rupe Museum

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Boondoggler
Moray, UK451 contributions
Couples
We only visited as it was included in the 3 day Dubrovnik card but otherwise i wouldn’t recommend seeking it out.

There were some interesting exhibits of clothes and agricultural items but it felt as though they had them in storage and needed a place to put them. Very limited explanation of the various objects.

They could have done so much more to bring the exhibits to life. It’s a small museum with a member of staff on each floor for security. Would be better if they became guides and interacted with the visitors to bring colour to the displayed items.

Nice building which was previously a grain store and it’s function could be clearly seen.
Written May 26, 2022
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Louise M
Castle Rock, CO3,377 contributions
I'm not sure why some of the ratings for this museum are so low. We found both the ethnic displays and the building that houses it fascinating! The costumes and everyday items showed a slice of life in the community and the building itself was a former granary used to store grains. Both the cubbyholes on the second level and the humongous deep holes beneath the building showed it's former purpose.
Written October 23, 2021
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MrsBaum
Leeds, UK734 contributions
Couples
Worth the detour for the Game of Thrones fans to get a picture outside Littlefinger’s brothel. We even took a bit of video of my dad and husband walking out looking exhausted!
Written December 30, 2019
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,783 contributions
Dubrovnik is not really known for their museums. After visiting most of the ones on the Dubrovnik card, I kind of know why. The Rupe Museum was a multi story building with exhibits on each floor. The first floor had an exhibit when I went on a ship found that was built by twine. It was strange, as there were no artifacts there, just pictures. I guess I learned something new at least, had no idea they built ships using rope. The other floors showcased things like agricultural tools, traditional clothing, and other historical artifacts and cultural traditions. I felt the museum was kind of bland. I thought the building itself was more interesting then anything else. It used to store grain and looking down at the holes in the floor, was neat. If you have the Dubrovnik card, definitely check it out, otherwise I would not recommend it.
Written November 16, 2019
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gelvisblue
Skipton, UK1,039 contributions
Couples
Some interesting artifacts and displays, that reflect the local culture, through history. Costumes, farming equipment, photos, etc. The Granary is very impressive.
Written November 6, 2019
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LucyFelthouse
Derbyshire207 contributions
This is an interesting little museum, worth the visit especially since we'd purchased the combined museum ticket. Game of Thrones fans will recognise the entrance, too.
Written September 29, 2019
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Anne M
Birmingham, UK135 contributions
Friends
Visited this museum as had Dubrovnik card which included free admission for it. It’s small and had exhibits of Croatian dress, life in 19th century. Very basic information given about each exhibit, could have given a bit more detail. Still enjoyed it though and glad we went. Bit out from Main Street and many steps to climb to get to it. Fab photo opportunities from windows on higher levels.
Written June 12, 2019
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Matthew C
Reigate, UK889 contributions
Solo
I enjoy rural life museums and historic costume, but this is poor, not in terms of the exhibits, per se, but the lack of detailed labelling, poor lighting on the costume floor etc etc. The staff do not seem interested and the fascinating lighthouse exhibition had no English guide at all which seems a shame from one seafaring nation to another. The building is wonderful, the name confusing and the views from the windows the best bit. Very disappointed, but at least it was covered by the Dubrovnik Card!
Written June 5, 2019
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Pisca p
Playa del Carmen200 contributions
Couples
Included in the 120kn museum ticket with other very interesting ones like Modern or Rector’s Palace. Ethnological museum is a wonderful display in a huge 4 floor well restaurated granary. Worth the visit. For GOT fans, filming setting in the entrance.
Written January 22, 2019
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jesse13579
Bury St. Edmunds, UK289 contributions
Family
We had a wonderful time visiting with Jelica as she shared her stories and the explanation of the museum’s exhibits and Croatian people and heritage with my children and I. We were fascinated as she shared stories of how the Easter eggs were decorated with wax and then dyed with onion peels and water. The intricate designs on the eggs were beautiful. We also enjoyed hearing about the traditional dress/clothing for brides and different kinds of hats to indicate if a woman was engaged or married. I was also fascinated to learn about the dowry necklace that could be used in times of need to pay debts if necessary. We had fun learning about fishing nets & baskets too! Jelica was a wonderful storyteller and a wealth of knowledge, she made the museum come alive for my children and me as we learned so much from her! Thank you very much Jelica! You are so helpful and thoughtful!
Written October 28, 2018
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