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The Museum is housed in a Baroque palace that in the 17th and18th century belonged to the Califfi counts. It was founded in 1954 by a group of artists from Rovinj with the intention of collecting and exhibiting works of art. The first director of the Museum was the artist Zora Matia. The wishes of its founders have influenced both its content and activities to the present day. The Museum has two public functions – it serves as a town gallery and as a place where its rich bank of works of art is permanently exhibited. During its 50 year long existence, many rich and valuable art collections have been created – like those of contemporary art (about 1500), old masters, ethnology, a library and most recently a collection of archaeological finds. Because of lack of adequate exhibiting space and numerous gallery activities, today only a smaller part of the Museum’s collections can be displayed.



Rovinj Heritage Museum
Trg marsala Tita 11 / 52210 Rovinj-Rovigno
tel. ++385 52 816 720
fax. ++385 52 830 650

Opening hours
Tuessday – Saturday: 10.00 – 13.00
Sunday and Monday closed

Visits with expert guidance upon announcement.

adults 15.00 HRK
pupils/students/groups (10 or more) 10.00 HRK

Type of museum: general
Specific kind of museum: native
Scope: local
Year of establishment: 1954
Established by: the Town of Rovinj-Rovigno

Director:Marija Smolica

Expert associates:
Katarina Marić (curator) – history, ethnology
Damir Matošević (curator) - archeology
Marija Smolica (librarian)
Dario Sošić (mighty curator) – visual art activities