Maritime Museum

Address: Damjana Jude 2, Dubrovnik, 20000, Croatia
Telephone: 020 323904

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Find out more about Dubrovnik’s historic ties with the sea and shipping.

During the time of the republic, Dubrovnik’s wealth was based on merchant shipping. At its peak, in the 16th century, the republic’s fleet was one of the biggest in the world, with more than 180 ships, some 4000 sailors, and consulates in over 50 foreign ports. The city’s close ties with the sea are highlighted in this museum, with exhibits including models and paintings of ships through the centuries, maps and navigational charts, and sailors’ uniforms and equipment. It’s housed in the upper floors of St John’s Fortress – from the entrance, within the ramparts, you get fine views down onto the harbour and the terracotta rooftops of the old town.

Value for money

Price advice

40 kunas.

Expert tips

If you find the summer afternoon heat oppressive, this museum offers a cool escape.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Sightseeing
  • History
  • Design and architecture