The Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum was founded in 1949 at the initiative of the Yugoslav (today the Croatian) Academy of Sciences and Arts; since 1987 it was been a part of the Dubrovnik Museums. The main part of the holdings arose from numerous donations of Dubrovnik citizens to the Patriotic Museum in the first half of the 20th century and objects from the exhibition Dubrovnik Seafaring through the Ages, which was put on in 1941.

Since 1952, the museum has been located on the first and second floors of Fort St John (sv. Ivan). In the past the fort guarded the entrance into the city port, and was one of the most important points of the city's defences. The construction works started in 1346, today's appearance being completed at the end of the 16th century. In the 19th century it was rebuilt into two floors, and at the places where there had been artillery embrasures, windows were installed.

The museum systematically collects, studies, exhibits and publishes the museum material from the maritime past of the Dubrovnik region, all the way since Antiquity. Today it has holdings of over five thousand objects classified into fifteen collections.


Hours of work

Summertime hours of work (March 22 – November 2)

- Cultural History Museum (Rector''s Palace): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Maritime Museum (Fort St John): 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Mondays closed
- Ethnographic Museum (Rupe/The Holes Granary): 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesdays closed
- Exhibition “Dubrovnik in the Homeland War 1991-1995” (Fort Imperial on Srđ): 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Exhibitions “Early Medieval Sculpture in Dubrovnik” and “Revelin – Archaeological Research/Spatial Development/Foundry” (Revelin Fort): 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesdays closed

Wintertime hours of work (November 3 – March 21)

- Cultural History Museum (Rector''s Palace): 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Maritime Museum (Fort St John): 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mondays closed
- Ethnographic Museum (Rupe/The Holes Granary): 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesdays closed
- Exhibition “Dubrovnik in the Homeland War 1991-1995” (Fort Imperial on Srđ): 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Exhibitions “Early Medieval Sculpture in Dubrovnik” and “Revelin – Archaeological Research/Spatial Development/Foundry” (Revelin Fort): 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesdays closed
Dubrovnik Museums are not open on December 25, Christmas Day; January 1, New Year; and February 3, the Feast of St Blaise


Entrance tickets

Museum permanent displays and archaeological exhibitions:

Adults, 80 kuna; schoolchildren and students, 25 kuna.

The tickets are valid for entry into:

- Dubrovnik Museums (Cultural History Museum in the Rector's Palace, Maritime Museum in Fort St John, Ethnographic Museum in the Rupe/Holes granary, Archaeological exhibitions in Revelin Fort)
- House of Marin Drzic
- Dubrovnik Natural History Museum
- The Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik
- Gallery Dulčić Masle Pulitika
- Studio Pulitika

For the exhibition in Fort Imperial on Srđ “Dubrovnik in the Homeland War 1991-1995”: adults 30 kuna; schoolchildren and students, 15 kuna

All residents of the Dubrovačka-Neretvanska County and children below 12 have the right to free entry into all museums and the permanent and occasional exhibitions of Dubrovnik Museums.

All Croatian defenders have the right to free entry into the exhibition “Dubrovnik in the Homeland War 1991-1995”



Contact:

Maritime Museum
Tvrđava Sv. Ivana
20000 Dubrovnik
Tel: +385(0)20 323 904
Fax: +385(0)20 322 096
pomorski@dumus.hr