Museums and Collections

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Museums and Collections Museums and Collections Museums and Collections

Rijeka is a city with an unusual, turbulent past that could be compared to an olive tree: long-lasting, twisted, with fruits of a bitter taste. However, the oil is good. Discover the story behind Rijeka’s past in its museums, their rich collections and exhibitions.


The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka

The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, which was established in 1961, comprises maritime, historical and cultural, ethnographic and archaeological departments, and is headquartered in the former Governor's Palace, a historicist edifice and protected cultural monument.

Natural History Museum Rijeka

In addition to the botanical garden, the museum has a multimedia centre with an aquarium containing species from the Adriatic Sea.

City Museum of Rijeka

The museum is the city institution engaged in systematic collection, professional and scientific analysis of the museum material thematically related to the industrial, cultural and social (political) history of Rijeka.

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

The museum houses the collection of the works of art by Rijeka's artists from the 19th century and both Croatian and foreign artists from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Peek&Poke - Computer Museum

The museum has over 2000 exhibits of international and Croatian computer, audio, video and photo technology.

Memorial library and collection Mažuranić-Brlić-Ružić, Villa Ružić

The library and the Mažuranić-Brlić-Ružić collection are located at Pećine, in Rijeka, inside the villa of the famous Rijeka's family Ružić.

Peek&Poke - Childhood Museum

The first Croatian museum dedicated to childhood, games, books and toys loved by many generations before they "decided" to become all grown up and serious.

St. Vitus’ Cathedral Sacral Collection

The collection is located in an extremely attractive location, in a gallery above the internal part and the altar of the church, while the treasury is in the atrium of the Cathedral.

Treasury and Gallery of the Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat

The Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat, the oldest Marian shrine in Croatia, which is daily visited by numerous pilgrims both from Croatia and abroad.

University Library Rijeka - The Glagolitic Script Exhibition

The Glagolitic alphabet exhibition in the University Library is a permanent exhibition with 127 items, each telling a story about the extensibility and importance of this alphabet in both Croatian and European cultural history.

Permanent exhibitions at the Rijeka Faculty of Maritime Studies

Titanic-Carpathia ... 100 years later / Maritime Military Academy, 1866-1914 / Giants of the Sea