Maritime Museum

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The Maritime Museum is located on the first and second floors of St. John’s Fort. The Fort is a significant part of the city walls commanding the Aegean Sea.

The exhibits on the First Floor give an overview of the development of Dubrovnik maritime trade and shipbuilding from its very start to the fall of the Dubrovnik Republic. The exhibits on the Second Floor show the resurgence of maritime trade in Dubrovnik and on the Pelješac Peninsula during the 19th century, as well as the strength of Dubrovnik steamships up until World War II and afterwards.

We found the exhibits fascinating and their presentation excellent. We learned much about the maritime history of Dubrovnik and its surroundings during our 90 minute visit. Coming from the North of England we were amazed to learn that the introduction of iron ships to the region was dominated by builders on the Clyde, Tyne, Tees and Wear. We found this a worthwhile visit and definitely a “must see”.

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