Founded in 1820, the Archaeological Museum in Split is the oldest museum in Croatia. Its displays include many archaeological artefacts from prehistoric times, the Greek colonial period, and from the Roman, early Christian and Medieval ages. Most of the relics found in excavations of the Roman city of Salona are displayed here, and there is an interesting collection of submarine archaeology. There is also a collection of antique coins and a large library. Outside the museum there is a lovely garden with a covered walkway and a number of statues on display, which makes for a good opportunity to wander a bit and take some photographs. If you have a smartphone with you then you can make use of the free wifi audio guide, which is very informative and adds a great deal to the experience. Although this museum is not enormous, it is very interesting and a great place to familiarise yourself with Croatian history.
Address: Zrinsko-Frankopanska 25
Telephone: (021) 329 340
Opening times: June to September, Monday to Saturday 9am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm. October to May, Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 2pm. Closed Sundays
Admission: HRK 20 (adults), HRK 10 (concessions)