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Ethnographic Museum

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The ethnographic Museum was founded in 1910 as the first ethnographic Museum in Croatia. Throughout the existence of the Museum was organized in seven permanent exhibitions. In 1910 and 1919 they were presented in different buildings of the local school.

In 1924 the Museum moved to the former town hall building in the city. This is the most beautiful building on people's square, was built in the 14th century in the Gothic style. It now hosts the Ethnographic Museum. The Museum exposition is devoted mainly to the region of Dalmatia, especially its crafts and trades, though it does include items from other parts of Croatia and neighboring countries.

The Museum contains almost all the typical folk costumes and jewellery of the region, both male and female. Traditionally, these suits are extremely complex and quite unique in design. Rich and varied Handicrafts - glassware, knitwear, Handicrafts - woodcarvings, woven baskets, shoes. Here are collected the samples of economic activities for almost two centuries.

The event is presented by the interiors of houses split of the late 19th - early 20th century. Also, the Museum will delight every visitor a fabulous collection of wooden chests with a complex and interesting design.

In short, the Museum is a great place to learn more about the culture and history of Croatia, region of Dalmatia, and soak up the spirit "of the time". Pay your attention to the delicate ceramics, neat and beautiful embroidered folk costumes and the reconstructed rooms of typical homes.