The Archaeological Museum in Split is the oldest museum in Croatia and was founded in 1820.

It has about 150,000 artefacts dating back to the period of Greek colonisation of the Adriatic.

The following collections are displayed:

  • Prehistoric collection
  • Graeco-Hellenistic collection
  • Roman-Provincial collection
  • Early Christian collection
  • Old Croatian collection
  • Epigraphic collection
  • Coin collection

The collection of ancient and medieval coins has over 70000 pieces! Among the most significant collections are the stone inscriptions from Salona, a collection of Hellenistic pottery, Roman glass and the largest (in the country) gem collection. The museum also houses a marine archaeological collection that was set up in the 1960-s, parallel to the beginning of underwater archaeological research of Central Dalmatia.

The museum provides adequate access for visitors with special needs.

Archaeological museum
Photo credit: Carole Raddato

Working Hours

Monday-Friday 9.00-14.00 and 16.00-20.00, Saturday: 9.00-14.00

Sunday closed


Walking distance from the city centre of Split

Oldest museum in Croatia

Address & contact details

Street: Ul. Zrinsko Frankopanska 25
Postcode: 21000
City: Split

Web: Archaeological museum

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