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Split Archaeological Museum, Split

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The Split Archaeological Museum is the oldest museum in Croatia when it was established in 1820 by a decree of the Dalmatian government in Zadar. Some 150,000 artifacts cover prehistoric times, the period of Greek colonization of the Adriatic, Roman Provincial and Early Christian era to the early Middle Ages and the period of Croatian popular rulers. There is a collection of stone inscriptions from Salona and the collections of Graeco-Hellenistic ceramic objects, Roman glass, ancient clay lamps, bone, and metal articles, gems and coins.

The museum is housed at Zrinsko-Frankopanska 25 in Split. There is also a branch building in Solin (Salona and Tusculum ) and two regional centres at Vid near Metković (Narona Collection), and on the island of Vis.
The museum complex consists of a two-story main building with the exhibition halls on the ground floor and the museum library as well as study rooms on the 1st floor as well as a row of arcades surrounding the main building (for the lapidarium ) and an attached garden.

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  • "Ticket" was the only word in English. As a Spanish speaker I would expect English, French or German...none of them. It seems an interesting and well layout museum, Alberto small, so I spent 20... 
    "Ticket" was the only word in English. As a Spanish speaker I would expect English, French or German...none of them. It seems an interesting and well layout museum, Alberto small, so I spent 20...  more »
  • I had a terrible experience with a phenomenally rude individual. After waking up and walking through town specifically to visit this museum, that I had been looking forward to seeing, I met with... 
    I had a terrible experience with a phenomenally rude individual. After waking up and walking through town specifically to visit this museum, that I had been looking forward to seeing, I met with...  more »
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  • This museum has so much potential. It has AMAZING Roman artifacts and yet, there’s basically no information at the museum about what exactly you are seeing. There are little plaques that tell you what each item is but there’s no big picture on Roman life in Split. Further, the exhibit on Vis has no English information at all. This could be a five-star museum with just a bit more information for visitors.
  • We loved the museum. I read the reviews before going saying that it is a small place with few exhibits, and i couldn't disagree more. sadly, because of this, we timed the visit poorly and we had to hurry. It is rather small but PACKED with exhibits and if you use an app to translate texts and photos, it's all very nicely done. I wish to visit the place again soon.

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