The Archaeological Museum in Split is the oldest museum-type institution in Croatia. It was founded in 1820. The first museum building was erected in 1821 along the eastern walls of Diocletian's Palace, but it soon became too small for a growing number of buildings. This museum houses about 150,000 archeological objects from the period of prehistory, from the period of Greek colonization, the Roman period and the early Middle Ages. Also in this museum you can see a particularly significant collection of stone inscriptions from Salona of about 6,000, a collection of Greek Hellenistic pottery, Roman glass, wooden clay lamps of about 1,600, bones, metal objects and a collection of jewels, the most important in the country. The museum also houses a large collection of Attic and medieval coins, which has about 70,000 copies, a library and archives.
Ticket price for the Archaeological Museum
Regular ticket price: 30 kuna
Reduced ticket price: 15 kuna - for students
Opening hours of the Archaeological Museum
From June to September from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the MUSEUM IS CLOSED ON SUNDAYS.
From October to May from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, and it is CLOSED on SUNDAYS.
Author of the article
Ana Lazarević - correspondent for Split
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