Ethnographic Museum Split
Ethnographic Museum in Split is the first Ethnographic museum in Croatia which was founded on 3rd of July 1910 by the architectural engineer Kamilo Tončić.
Since the very beginning of the Museum’s activity, curators-ethnologists have focused on the exploration of traditional and contemporary culture of Dalmatia, so the majority of items which are kept in Museum derive from this territory. But there are also many items from other parts of Croatia, then Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo and also from distant European and overseas areas.
The permanent display represents the traditional culture of Dalmatia which is very interesting because it is a place where two ethnographic cultural zones encounter, Dinaric zone which is the characteristic of the Dalmatian hinterland and Adriatic zone which is the characteristic of the islands and coast. The traditional way of dressing and decorating of the inhabitants of Dalmatia is introduced to the visitors, together with the traditional weapon, handicrafts and furniture of this area. In addition, the visitors will experience the true ambient of folk room furnished with authentic furniture from the beginning of the last century. Except the permanent display and temporary exhibitions which exchange on the ground floor of the Museum, visitors can also enjoy the architecture of the exhibition space. The oldest architectural elements dating from the early 4th century are associated with the Diocletian’s Palace. One of the oldest churches in Split, the church of St Andrew de Fenestris from the 7th century is the integral part of the museum.
Visit the Ethnographic Museum Split and learn about the rich cultural history of Dalmatia.
Opening hours are:
October – May: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm, closed on Sunday
June – September: Monday to Saturday 9:30am – 7pm, Sunday 10am – 1pm