The Korcula Town Museum is a cultural and historical attraction located in the old town of Korcula, Croatia. The museum occupies a former palace of the local nobility, dating back to the 16th century. The museum showcases the rich and diverse heritage of Korcula, from ancient times to the present day. Visitors can explore various exhibits, such as archaeological finds, medieval weapons, traditional costumes, maritime artifacts, paintings, and more. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Korcula Town Museum’s ticket price for the museum is 20 kuna (about 3 euros) for adults and 10 kuna (about 1.5 euros) for children and students.
The Korcula Town Museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the summer season (May to October) and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter season (November to April). The museum is closed on some public holidays, such as Christmas and Easter.
To get to the Korcula Town Museum, you can take a ferry or a catamaran from Split or Dubrovnik to Korcula town. The museum is located in the main square of the old town, next to the cathedral. You can also reach the museum by bus or taxi from other parts of the island.
Some tips for visiting the Korcula Town Museum are:
- Plan to spend at least an hour or two to see everything.
- Take a guided tour if you want to learn more about the history and culture of Korcula.
- Check the museum’s website or social media for updates on current and upcoming exhibitions and events.
- Respect the prohibitions on photography, food and drinks, and touching the exhibits.
- Enjoy the views of the sea and the old town from the museum’s windows and balconies.
Some of the highlights of the Korcula Town Museum are:
- The collection of stone carvings from the ancient Greek colony of Lumbarda, dating back to the 4th century BC.
- The display of swords, daggers, helmets, and shields from the medieval period, when Korcula was a fortified town under Venetian rule.
- The gallery of paintings by local artists from the 15th to the 20th century, featuring landscapes, portraits, and religious scenes.
- The exhibit of traditional folk costumes and jewelry from different regions of Korcula, showing the diversity and creativity of the island’s people.
- The section dedicated to Marco Polo, the famous explorer who was allegedly born in Korcula in 1254.