For several days the rain has forced us to spent all of our time cocooned indoors but today sunny and dry we visited the Maritime Museum located on the hill of Gripe, only 10 minutes from the Diocletian Palace.
Outside the museum you will find the Bakar, a famous ship standing proud and tall.
After our little adventure skipping around puddles of water we went inside the museum for a dose of history. The attendant took our money, 10 kunas ($2 dollars) and a tour guide kept us company which is obligatory as the artifacts can actually be touched. The museum is divided in two parts: we began the tour learning about Croatia's military history and ended the tour with the civil maritime history.
Here is a collection of model ships through the ages, ranging from Venetian galleys to twentieth-century cruise liners. I will admit, I missed much of the explanation as Mommy had to keep an eye on Beli. ( Daddy tried helping but she only wanted MAMA). Hubby later explained about some of the most interesting points the tour guide pointed out like the world's oldest torpedo collection!
A replica while the original is located on the island of Hvar.
I walked away with a new appreciation for the history of ship making. And now, where are those peacocks?
Entrance to the Hrvatski Pomorski Muzey
Glagoljaša 18,Tvrđava Gripe