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Archaeological Museum Zadar Trg opatice Čike 1 23000 Zadar
Phone 385 23 250 516; 385 23 250 542
Fax 385 32 251 033


Opening hours

Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 21:00


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Archaeological Museum Zadar

The museum was founded in 1832 making it the second oldest museum in Croatia, and one of the oldest in this part of Europe. It displays prehistoric archaeological material from the Old and New Stone Ages (Paleolithic and Neolithic), the Metal Ages (Bronze and Iron Ages), the Roman and Byzantine Periods, as well as archaeological remains from the 7th to the 15th centuries, most of which is tied to the material and spiritual heritage of the Croats.

The ground floor exhibit displays archaeological remains from the period from the 7th to the 12th centuries, most related to the material and spiritual culture of the Croats. The first floor exhibits numerous objects illustrating life in northern Dalmatia in the time of the Romans (temporarily closed to prepare a new permanent exhibit). The second floor houses prehistoric archaeological material from the Stone and Metal Ages (from ca. 10,000 BC to the arrival of the Romans).

As a state museum, it is responsible for the area of Zadar County, along with the islands of Rab and Pag. Several departments exist within the museum: the Prehistoric Department, Roman Department, Medieval Department, Underwater Archaeology Department, Education Department, Conservation-Restoration Department, Library Department, as well as the Museum of Nin Antiquities. The Archaeological Museum in Zadar is home to more than 100,000 different archaeological artifacts and monuments from all cultural and historical periods from the Paleolithic to the end of the 15th century.

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Exhibitions and events

The Early Medieval Period

The Early Medieval Period

  • Permanent exhibition

The early medieval period (from the early 7th to the end of the 11th centuries) is presented in the fourth and sixth rooms. The fourth room displays early Croatian grave goods... More

Underwater Archaeology

Underwater Archaeology

  • Permanent exhibition

A special pavilion was built (room 5) to display the results of the many years of underwater excavations in the region of Nin and at Zaton, where the Roman harbour of Aenona was... More

The Lapidarium

The Lapidarium

  • Permanent exhibition

The stone monuments from Nin and its immediate surroundings are on display in the lapidarium. The collection consists of stone monuments from the Roman, Medieval, and early Modern... More

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