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Scale model of a Betina gajeta has won 1st prize as the best souvenir of the year

Recently held Festival of Croatian Island Products has surprised us in the most wonderful way – our scale model of the Betina gajeta has become the best souvenir in Šibenik – Knin County! Souvenir Betina gajeta scale model has been made by the original type of Betina gajeta – a firm, stable boat with a flat keel and a straight frame, made specially to meet the needs of islanders – the inhabitants of Betina and Murter village. The primary function of the gajeta was to transport all sorts of materials, including of course families and domestic animals. Everyone knew how to navigate the gajeta. The scale model is hand-made, requires a number of working hours, every tiny piece of detail tells the story. The materials…

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…

International Children’s Festival in Betina

This year we’ll take part of the International Children’s Festival and organize a workshop for kids here in Betina. We’ll make the Betina gajeta scale model.  The workshop will be held from 26th of June till the 01st of July in the evening hours – from 19:30 – 21:00. The job is divided into phases in accordance with the order of the work. First day will be the day of grinding and fine shaping of the wood, linking the main components together along with the keel and repairing of the surface. We’ll also draw parts for the second phase which follows the second and the third day of the workshop –  cutting and sawing all the small parts of the boat’s equipment. The parts need to be fine shaped…

Betina Week of Folklore 2017

Starting from Monday, the 19th of June, you can enjoy the week of local customs and traditions organized by Folklore Association Zora from Betina. There is plenty to see and experience… Rich cultural heritage through local songs, dances, children’s performances, traditional skills, some favorite islanders’ dishes, theater play and a traditional promenade where a large number of folklore associations will show their performance.

Our souvenirs have been awarded with the label of the Croatian Island Product

From the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia we have received really good news. We have now been rewarded with the label of Croatian Island Product for our authentic souvenirs that we applied to their recent contest. This project’s goal is to encourage island producers with the aim of producing original and quality products. The Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding wishes to motivate the making of authentic souvenirs related to the Museum’s permanent exhibition and our culture and tradition. Our souvenir makers are passionate about their work and wish their souvenirs to be recognized and valued. This visual label will definitely help to improve the significance of the production on the island of Murter and our Museum’s offer of original souvenirs. The main…

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