Archaeological museum Zadar





Archaeological museum Zadar was founded in 1832 making it the second oldest museum in Croatia, and one of the oldest in this part of Europe.

As the state museological institution it covers the area of the District of Zadar, together with the islands of Pag and Rab.



Several departments exist within the museum: the Prehistoric Department, Roman Department, Medieval Department, Underwater Archaeology Department, Education Department, Conservation-Restoration Department, Library Department, as well as the Museum of Nin Antiquities.

There are more than 100,000 various items displayed in museum coming from all cultural and historical periods (from Palaeolithic time to the end of the 11th century).

The Museum publishes an annual journal, "Diadora", with 22 volumes to date containing over 5000 pages of scientific works by Croatian and foreign archaeologists.

Museum is open:

Summer period (1 April – 30 September): from 9 AM to 2 PM and from 5 PM to 9 PM,

- Winter period (1 October – 31 March): from 9 AM to 14 PM.






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