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Address: Od Rupa 3 | Siroka Ulica (Big Street), Dubrovnik, Croatia
Phone Number: 020/412-545
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Dubrovnik Museums Tour
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We stopped only because our explorations of Old Town took us past the museum and our Dubrovnik Card offered free entry. What a happy surprise! Hewn out of rock in 1590, this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wanda71
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Summerfield, Florida
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Summerfield, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped only because our explorations of Old Town took us past the museum and our Dubrovnik Card offered free entry. What a happy surprise! Hewn out of rock in 1590, this grainery was used for drying and storing imported grain for the city's people, especially in case of siege. Do not miss the explanatory signage near the entry desk.... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The museum has nice pieces but very little explanations, which is a pitty. With so many idle employees inside it's a pity that at least they can not be more usefull. If you bought the Dubrovnik card is free so, in this case, it might be worthwhile if you are staying more than 2days.

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Thank Mario G
Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Set in the 16th c granary Rupe, this is a much less visited museum than it deserves to be. The Ethnographic Museum’s interesting collection provides an opportunity to learn about traditional life and times of Croatia. We looked through grates in the floor for the granaries said to be carved out of stone, went on to view an exhibition of... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

It’s one of the larger museums in Dubrovnik and offers interesting insights in the city’s history. They also have special exhibitions in addition to the permanent samples. It was interesting to see the similarities of ancient garb with Turkish dresses although Ragusa was never under Turkish control. The building itself is also worth seeing although the restauration was maybe overdone... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

We had to wait three days for this museum to open due to Saint holiday and Tuesday closure. I am glad we made the effort to return as it was a beautifully presented museum of cultural life in Croatia. I really enjoyed seeing the various costumes as well as the rural equipment displayed.

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Thank Roslyn R
Berkshire UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This museum is built on the site of the original grain storage silos which were constructed to store grain for the inhabitants of Dubrovnik, and you can still see the silos by looking through the floor gratings as you walk around the museum. The museum itself has a limited number of exhibits spread over three floors (with no lift), and... More 

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west yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Of the 9 museums/places of interest to visit with the same entrance ticket, this was one of the better ones.The costumes were nicely displayed and the whole building well restored.

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Thank Kelly39
Mullion, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The museum is a little harder to find than most as it's up the side streets and the signs are small and few. The ground floor had an exhibition about an expedition to Nepal (try reading that quick). Also on the ground floor are grates and glass covered areas where you can see down into the old grain silos as... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Dubrovnik's ethnographic museum is interesting mainly for its physical space: the town granary. Fifteen grated openings in the ground floor descend into vast cavities that could hold stores for the entire city, a crucial location that helped make the city siege-resistant throughout much of its history. A second-floor display showcases the region's agricultural heritage, with interesting examples of utilitarian crafts,... More 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I was excited to go, but was disappointed. The artifacts are wonderful and very well exhibited in the space. Unfortunately, the collection is not curated at all. Artifacts have numbers then you have to find the number on another wall. Once you do, there is no history no information other than something so obvious as to be uninformative. For example... More 

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