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Museum of Ancient Glass

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Address: Poljana Zemaljskog Odbora 1, Zadar 23000, Croatia
Phone Number: 385 (0)23 363 831

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On the beginning interesting - later boring

One of the recent Croatian museum situated in a beautifully remodeled building . I must admit that I was at the beginning very interesting but eventually I got bored because it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were there hours before the 3 o'clock stoppage for glass blowing demonstrations which we particularly wanted to see but saw nothing! There was a man in the upstairs demonstration area but despite us waiting for nearly 15 mins nothing happened.(We returned twice more but still no blowing!) The bead making and other demonstration tables downstairs were also unmanned so... More 

Thank Chooks64
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the recent Croatian museum situated in a beautifully remodeled building . I must admit that I was at the beginning very interesting but eventually I got bored because it 's all the same . But I recommend to view . The ticket is paid .

Thank grofdalmatinski
Wroclaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very rich selection of (obviously) old glassware - well selected, organized and described. On the ground floor there's also a small shop (really beautiful, unique pieces - e.g. a plate costs 200-300 kuna), and when I visited with my wife there was a temporary exhibition with some modern art pieces and applied arts. On the top floor there's a small... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is worth visiting for its beautiful ancient glass artefacts. However, its setup is quite old-fashioned and only the most patient visitors can read through the huge amount of rather boring text on info-boards. Too many objects are just crowded together in a very unimaginative, repetitive way. There's nothing to keep the children occupied. However, the glass-blowing workshop on... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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137 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I visited the museum with my girlfriend, we were literally the only visitors. It's strange that this museum isn't more popular because it has a wealth of information and items on display to offer. Sporadically, live glass blowing demonstrations are also given, but probably only when there are enough visitors to spectate. You can easily spend 1.5 hours wandering... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is worth the stop. We arrived just as a glass blowing demo was on. It was fantastic and we learned a lot. There is a modern glass blowing section, so amazing! This place makes you appreciate all the glass that is in our world.

Thank hardytrish
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We have a rule about museums: one hour is enough. So this nice, small museum was perfect. The glass is beautiful and the information interesting. If you want something to do in old Zadar, check it out. Probably not interesting for kids.

Thank lesleedenver
High Point, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

As a historian, I absolutely wanted to see this museum. The collection is excellent, and I definitely recommend if you don't know much about ancient glass or glass in general. But for someone specifically interested in ancient artifacts-I do have to say that I'd already seen most of what's here (not all, there are some unique pieces) in other archaeology... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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383 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I thought this place was alright but unmemorable. Zadar is fairly small so you may run out of things to do - this is a decent place to spend an hour. History buffs may find it interesting to learn about glass. There is glass blowing too but I've seen more impressive glass blowing in other parts of the world (Venice,... More 

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Vancouver, Bc
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I had no idea about the history of glass, so I really enjoyed this museum - the displays and explanations were really interesting and it gave me a new appreciation for the work that archeologists do, and how ancient civilizations were, well, really civilized in many ways.

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