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Split Archaeological Museum (Arheoloski Muzej Split) Tours

Split Archaeological Museum (Arheoloski Muzej Split)
Located 10 minutes’ walk from downtown Split, Croatia’s oldest museum boasts a 150,000-strong collection of ancient, medieval, and early-Christian objects, making it a must-visit for history buffs. Exhibition highlights include the country’s largest collection of gems, pottery excavated from the waters of central Dalmatia, and armour that dates back thousands of years.

The Basics
Many of the artefacts displayed in the museum come from the Roman ruins of Salona and Tuluscum, two important archaeological sites also managed by Split Archaeological Museum; several tours, which depart from either central Split or the coastal city of Trogir, include admission to both. Budget-conscious travelers can save money with a combined ticket that includes admission to the museum and the Salona or Issa archaeological sites, or receive discounted admission with a SplitCard.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Don’t miss the outdoor exhibits, which include sarcophagi, friezes, and statues.
  • The Split Archaeological Museum is accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Guidebooks and souvenirs can be purchased from the museum gift shop.

How to Get There
The museum is a 15-minute walk from Diocletian’s Palace. Several local and hop-on hop-off buses service the museum, including numbers 7 and 17, which stop nearby at Ulica Zrinsko Frankopanska.

When to Get There
The museum is open every day except Sunday and closes for lunch between 2pm and 4pm. Located slightly out of town in a shady villa, the museum provides a cool and quiet getaway from the afternoon heat.

Issa Archaeological Museum
Take a break from the mainland and catch a boat to the nearby island of Vis, which is close to the Bisevo Blue Cave and home to the Issa Archaeological Museum. Established by the Split Archaeological Museum in 1983, the collection is located on the bay in a 19th-century Austrian fort, and boasts one of Croatia’s largest collections of ancient Greek artefacts. It’s possible to purchase combined entry for both museums, to be used over a week.
Address: Ul. Zrinsko Frankopanska 25, Split 21000, Croatia
Admission: Varies
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Split and Salona Cultural Heritage Small Group Tour from Trogir or Split

Split and Salona Cultural Heritage Small Group Tour from Trogir or Split

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See the highlights of Split, and discover the ancient ruins of Salona, on this seamless, small-group tour from Trogir. Meet your group in the morning, and travel via air-conditioned minivan along the Croatian coast. Upon arrival in Split, you’ll discover many of the city’s major highlights, from Diocletian’s Palace and the Cathedral of St. Dominus to the Riva promenade and more. After free time for shopping and lunch (own expense), continue to nearby Salona: home to some of the most significant Roman ruins in all of Croatia.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.55
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Split Walking Tour of Gertrude Belle: The Queen of the Desert in Dalmatia

Split Walking Tour of Gertrude Belle: The Queen of the Desert in Dalmatia

An archaeologist, explorer, and spy who spent much of her life in the Middle East, 20th-century pioneer Gertrude Bell also visited Croatia. On this history-minded, small-group walking tour of Split and Salona, you’ll follow in Bell’s footsteps and will also learn more about the region and its past. Begin in Split, where you’ll uncover the wonders of the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace. Then, transfer to nearby Salona, once a bustling Roman hub, and now home to sweeping ruins.
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  • 5 hours
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