• 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: 25 kn

    Children up to 8: free of charge

    Pupils, students and pensioners: 15 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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EMA Awards Ceremony, Skopje

During the weekend on the 28th September till the 01st October we visited Skopje in Macedonia for the annual EMA Awards Ceremony. We were so proud to be there among all other beautiful museums from all over Europe. It was a great achievement to find ourselves as one of the 10 best museums among all who applied for the award. This is what the judges said about our Museum:

Croatia has provided the MUSEUM OF WOODEN SHIPBUILDING at Betina, a small historic village of about 800 inhabitants on the island of Murter, where the main activities are fishing, agriculture, craftsmanship and tourism. The museum was officially opened in 2015 and is in
a building of cultural, historical and architectural importance. It has close ties with the local environment and with the wider region of Dalmatia. The permanent exhibition illustrates the history and use of the traditional wooden boat in Betina and the history of local shipbuilding from the 1740s to the present day. Many types of boat were built here, from the four-metre long
kaić to cargo ships of 27 metres. Exhibits include shipbuilding tools, marine equipment,
agricultural tools, fishing gear, traditional clothing and household goods, scale models and archive photographs and documents. Boats can be seen in their own place in the harbour, ranked according to their condition and use: most are now used for leisure and tourist activities, including regattas, entertainment events and traditional weddings. The museum is an initiator of a new way of the use of tangible and non-tangible heritage in contemporary life. It is an example of an outstanding inter-generational co-operation. Educational activities for young people, new shipbuilding and presentations at the annual regatta continue to attract visitors.” 

Thanks EMA!