• 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

Home / News / Contribution to understanding the shipbuilding in Betina

Contribution to understanding the shipbuilding in Betina

The villages Betina and Murter on the island of Murter were formed in the 14th and 15th century. Domestic population has practiced almost exclusively agriculture and cattle breeding since their inception. In the coming centuries, they expanded considerably their possessions by leasing the surrounding islands and the mainland as well as the Kornati and Žut – Sit island group. Owning a ship has become essential for every family. As far as we know, the first shipyard in Betina was founded by the shipbuilder family Filipi from Korčula in the mid-18th century, initiating the centuries-old tradition of building wooden boats. At the same time the shipbuilder family Uroda is very active in Betina along with the Filipi family. They mostly build wooden boats type gaeta, kaić, kuter (cutter), leut and bracera.

Shipbuilding exists in continuity to this day. At the end of the 19th and in the first half of the 20th century, more shipbuilders lived and worked in Betina. They were building boats of different sizes and types, and up to 32 meters in length. The golden period of shipbuilding was in the 50s, 60s and 70s of the 20th century when approximately 150 workers of different professions worked in the shipbuilding industry. Building of wooden boats is still very active and present in Betina, with one large shipyard, three smaller and a few freelance shipbuilding masters.

 

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