Split Archaeological Museum, Split

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The Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments located at Meštrovićevo šetalište 18, Split, Croatia, is the only museum in the country dedicated to researching and presenting cultural artifacts of the Croats in the Middle Ages, between the 7th and 15th centuries, particularly the time of the early medieval Croatian state from 9th to 12th century.
The museum was founded in Knin in 1893, and was moved first to Sinj, then Klis and finally to Split where today the collection is displayed in a purpose-built museum complex, opened in 1976.
The holdings consist mainly of jewellery, weapons and items of daily use, and include a large number of stone artifacts that once belonged to the old Croatian church interiors. The collection of early medieval wicker, clay figurines, and old Croatian Latin epigraphic monuments is the largest collection of its kind in Europe.
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  • Being fervent lover of history, but not so much of archeological stuff, I find this museum excellent for introducing me in things, pertaining to archeology.  more »
  • The Archaeological Museum in Split is a treasure. The exhibits range from Pre-Greek to Greek, Roman, Early Christian and Late Antiquity. It is well laid out and has exceptionally good labeling and...  more »
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  • For me best museum in Split. It was no issue with providing exhibits with all monuments and history around. Building is beautiful and you will spend nice time here. Last time I was here was on the Nights of the museums with free entrance and it was really crowded so I will have to visit again.
  • A must for anyone interested in roman or Greek history. A lot to see inside and amazing exhibition outside. Set in a lovely building and grounds. Very reasonable entrance fee served by a pleasant man

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