Zadar City Museum was founded in 1960 and in 1962 it was integrated into the National Museum Zadar under the name the Cultural-Historical Department.
Zadar City Museum was founded in 1960 and in 1962 it was integrated into the National Museum Zadar under the name the Cultural-Historical Department. Zadar City Museum is located in the building which up to the time of Napoleon was the monastery of St. Krševan. The building was destroyed during the Allies’ bombardment and was rebuilt in 1962 to accommodate the Zadar City Museum.
Zadar City Museum collects the cultural assets that have been created from the end of the 13th century to the present day; the material is divided into the cultural-historical collection and the collection of more recent history. The first museum material were stone fragments During the last half-century the cultural-historical collection has gathered the following holdings of museum material: old majolica, glass, furniture, portraits, old photographs, old postcards, tiny utensils, weapons, maquettes etc.. The collection devoted to more recent history has brought together flags, photographs from the National Liberation war, documents, publications, weapons, posters, badges etc.. Four permanent exhibitions are constantly on display: The urban development of Zadar from antiquity to WWI, The Renaissance in Zadar –an exhibition of figurative arts and architecture in the XVth and XVth century, Memories of a Zadar of the past – an exhibition of period furniture from Zadar from the XVIIth to the XIXth century and the exhibition of Zadar portraits from the XVIIIth and XIXth century. The Department gave 35 excellent works of art as a permanent loan to the Permanent Exhibition of Church Art in Zadar (SICU) for its permanent display.
ZADAR CITY MUSEUM
Poljana pape Aleksandra III bb
Tel: +385 23 251 851
OPEN TO VISITORS
Winter: Monday to Friday: 9 am to 2 am, Wednesday: 9am to 12am and 5pm to 7pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays closed.
Summer: Monday to Friday: 9am to 12am and 6pm to 9pm; Saturday: 9am to -1pm
Sunday and holidays closed