• Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding Vladimira Nazora 7, 22244 Betina tel: +385 22 434 105 e-mail: muzej@mbdb.hr OIB: 18373481225 IBAN: HR5424070001100432459 OTP

    Working hours:

    From 1st to 30th of June and from 1st to 30th of September:

    Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    The Museum is closed on Sundays, holidays and national holidays.

    From 1st of July to 31th of August:

    Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    From 1st of October to 31st of May

    Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Saturday: 9 - 12 a.m.

    The Museum is closed on Sundays, holidays and national holidays.

    Group visits outside specified time need to be announced at least 5 days earlier.

    Ticket prices

    Adults: 30 kn

    Children up to 7: free of charge

    Pupils, students and pensioners: 20 kn

    20% discount on group visits (min. 20 persons)

    Free admission for tour guides and group leaders, members of ICOM and museum associations

    Audio guide English, German and Italian Use of the guide – free of charge

    Expert guidance

    Price (per group): 100 kn (upon announcement)

    Preschool children and pupils: free of charge

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The Winner of the Silletto Prize Award 2018!

The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA), was presented on the 12th of May, at the 2018 Award Ceremony held in Warsaw, Poland at the Museum of the Polish Jews. European Museum Forum has awarded Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding with the Silletto Prize! We were stunned and overwhelmed with emotions hearing the name of our Museum and asked to join the judges at the stage for the prize. The prize recognises excellence in working with the local community and involving volunteers which actually is the strength of our Museum.   “This is an excellent example of a museum which is an expression of the identity of a community, driven by vision, enthusiasm and commitment. Its collections have been donated by the people of the village, providing an insight into…

Exhibition: Headscarves of the Murter island

The exhibition was opened on the April 13th, 2018. Headscarf is a part of a traditional women’s folk costume. During the past times, it was worn for everyday and special occasions, too. Each headscarf is a so-called identity card of a woman who wears it, by seeing the scarf you could guess how a woman feels, is she married or not, or is she perhaps in grief. Headscarfs of the Murter island are in bright colours, usually with flower details. The authors of the exhibition, Sandra Barešin and Jasminka Paić, decided to find out a bit more about this part of the traditioanal folk costume. The exhibition was set in a collaboration with the highschool students from Šibenik who actively participated in the data collecting.

Palm Sunday in Betina

Palm Sunday, or locally, Cvitnica, is a custom where Christians throughout the world are celebrating Jesus’s coming to Jerusalem. It’s celebrated on the last Sunday before Easter and the Holy Week. Townspeople from Betina are celebrating it too. Before the Sunday it’s important to cutt down the right olive branches so they can be decorated as a palm. It’s never easy to select the proper branches between different types of olives in the groves. There is a local type of olive – duška, with long leaves easy to knit in palms. There are two different palms that can be made in Betina – a male one and a female palm. A male palm is made out of a single branch, while the female palm is more…

Night of the Museums 2018

Our 3rd Night of the Museums is focused on the history of sports in our little village in the second half of the past century until present time. There are 5 different sport clubs in Betina that we chose to present to visitors through our exhibition and a couple of presentations. There is lot to discover about Betina water polo which is probably the most popular and recognizable sport activity  in Betina, as well as sailing, but there is also a period of time during early 80’s when kids from the island practised yudo (!). Islanders also love boćanje which is a local, traditional game similar to bowling and  of course, the inevitable football. Find out more and visit our Museum on the Night of the…

Days of Small Wooden Shipbuilding

August is the time when our Museum is head organizer of the Days of Small Wooden Shipbuilding. The programme is dedicated to lovers of the sea and ships, maritime heritage and tradition. The intention organizing this event is to get a little closer to a wider audience and to point out the importance of preserving our maritime culture. The programme is divided into 6 days during which various lectures and workshops will be held. We’re expecting expert lecturers and presenters in various fields, interesting topics and, as an end to this event, the well – known Regatta “Za dušu i tilo” (For Body and Soul) will took place in Betina harbour. Regatta is the highlight of the summer in Betina for many reasons. We’re proud…

Summer in our Museum

A lot of happenings this summer in our Museum. The street outside the Museum is again full of interesting workshops, concerts, movie projections for kids… The programme is made in cooperation with other associations from our island. There’ll be a little something for everyone. Educative and creative workshops will be held for children, but we’re guessing that more interesting to them would be the cartoon projections on the big wall of the old community centre. The wall outside the Museum will be a perfect spot for the projection of old photos few days before the most interesting local festivity – Brganja Day, dedicated to a shell – picking tradition of the village. The evening is pictured as a gathering with the elderly locals who would…

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