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City Museum of Split

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Address: Papaliceva 1, Split 21000, Croatia
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Split Grand Diocletian Bus and Walking Tour
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The table's the star turn!

This is a great little museum, which will give anyone a good introduction to the city, but the star turn is the magnificent mensa, Diocletian's dining table - take a look, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Fudge03
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Sussex, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This charming small museum wasn't particularly well-organized, but the Venetian Palazzo that housed it was more interesting than the collection. I loved the layout of the rooms - and the entrance courtyard garden. It seemed to me that the spaces of this museum were arranged more as concert and event spaces than as museum galleries. This might be an excellent... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is housed in an old house which was of evident interest, but we couldn't seem to learn anything about it. The collection itself was poorly organized - information was all over the place and there seemed to be no rhyme or reason to how the rooms were organized.

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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little museum, which will give anyone a good introduction to the city, but the star turn is the magnificent mensa, Diocletian's dining table - take a look, and then go up behind the Cathedral to look at the space it would have been in. I simply couldn't get over this wonderful object.

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Thank Fudge03
Burlington, Vermont
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A couple of interesting things to read. Oddball art. Really odd interactive things to do that have nothing to do with anything. Unless you are looking to beat the heat or the rain....walking around the old town for free is better.

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Thank RockingGiraffe
Port Douglas, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Not the best city museum I have seen. The building was interesting, the collection odd and not well organised

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Thank Laurene H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stumbled upon this museum after lunch. I didn't think it would be that interesting, but found myself intrigued the whole time. The museum goes from the Diocletian/Roman empire times, to the Austrian-Hungarian times. A lot of it is more about daily life as a middle/upper middle class citizen of the times, but it was very informative.

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Thank Kelly D
Montjoi France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We literally went into this museum by mistake, thinking it was something else, but we were glad we did. It provided a different historic perspective on the history of Split and had artifacts on display that were interesting. Looking out the windows as we climbed to the top floor provided lovely views that were picture worthy of the rooftops of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

It had a range of exhibits and overall it is worth a quick visit. There is alot of old weapons on display and a very handy app for your phone to help explain displays.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The ground floor of the museum especially is a great introduction to the history of Diocletian's Palace which is basically the old city of Split.

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Thank John H
Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

30 to 45min visit. The museum is situated as part of an amazing building and has a very relax atmosphere. The content is a bit unclear, no much structure and you do not get a clear picture of the history of the city. We were a bit disappointed.

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