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Krk Maritime Heritage Interpretation Centre


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Type of best practice
Cooperation between Museums and Heritage sites

maritime heritage, history, ships, maps, multimedia, visitor experience


Krk island has a long maritime tradition. Visitors experience multimedia content, become acquainted with part of this tradition and the history of the maritime affairs of the island of Krk. Virtual sailing on the Adriatic, a regatta of traditional vessels, sailboat meetings and a model shop with workshop are just some of the contents of this interesting collection.

Organisation in charge of best practice
Krk Island Maritime Heritage Interpretation Centre

Krk, Croatia

2018 ongoing


As you move through the historical centre of the town of Krk, making your way through the narrow town streets, you will easily find the current location of the new Krk Island Maritime Heritage Centre, opened in 2018 as part of the “Tiny Boat 2”project, achieved from the cooperation of Interreg V-A Slovenia-Croatia 2014-2020.


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Evidence of success
The Interpretation Centre comprises a museum exhibition on maritime transport, shipbuilding and fishing on Krk Island, as well as a separate ship-modelling workshop, led by Željko Skomeršić. The exhibition provides a historical overview of maritime affairson Krk Island, ranging from Late Antiquity, notable hydro archaeological sites, the medieval development of seafaring on Krk Island, and the advent of steamboat building to the mid-twentieth century. The Interpretation Centre houses some beautiful objects, such as models of traditional and other sailboats from Krk, everyday fishing items, shipbuilding tools and nautical instruments.

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Further Information
At the centre, visitors can see some of the oldest editions ofmaritime literature, old nautical charts, atlases and navigation manuals. After visiting the permanent exhibition, they can attendthe ship-modelling workshop, where they will receive useful information about the types of model ships and how to make them.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004545.

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