The Rupe Museum
The Rupe Museum
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  • Kawaii D
    The Netherlands249 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for understanding the culture
    Visited on July 2022 You get a lot of background info on the lifestyle and the culture of Croatia years ago. You see old household items, clothes and tools. Fun to get a better view/understanding of the culture. The museum isn't very big though.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, Oregon2,312 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overview of culture in Dubrovnik
    This museum is named after the rupe, which are the holes still there (covered with grates) and visible used for grain storage in older times. It also has a lot of cultural artifacts, including local dress and musical instruments. There were some English descriptions, although a lot of the exhibits had no English information. We enjoyed walking through and looking at the various displays, and the museum was small enough that we were there less than half an hour. It wasn't our favorite stop in Dubrovnik, but it was interesting, and free with the Dubrovnik City pass that we had purchased for the city walls, so we were happy we'd had a chance to see it.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Maggie M
    Mulwala, Australia187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little museum
    Excellent museum, with well curated exhibits. Interesting overall explanations but only minimal info about individual items. All info in Croatian and English languages. The history of the actual building is also interesting, with a good video to watch. Would recommend.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • SB01
    Sonning Common, United Kingdom868 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating Building
    This is a 3.5 star attraction, mainly because of the building and its history. Originally a grain store, the “silos” are still in evidence below grids in the floor. A video on a small TV just inside the entrance shows how the building was constructed. It would be better IMO to have this on a bigger screen in a separate dedicated area and also bring the grain stores to life. There are also lots of colourful clothes and some examples of how people arranged their homes in past times which are quite interesting and well displayed. A bit more context would do wonders for the displays. This museum is free with the city pass, but takes a bit of finding, being near the walls rather than being dead central.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 May 2024
  • Gabriel B
    Boston, Massachusetts118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best museum in Dubrovnik in amazing old historical building
    Best museum in Dubrovnik in amazing old historical building. Not easy to find, well worth it! (On other sites it's referred to as the Ethnographic Musem, not The Rupe.) Incredible textile exhibit, maybe the best we've ever seen, upper two floors show various objects from everyday life back in the day. Incredible glimpse into the world of Croatians through the years. Part of the combo pass, but was empty when we were there. Stays open late too. (Bathrooms are oddly on top level, up about 50 steps)
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 June 2024
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Louise M
Castle Rock, CO3,847 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I'm not sure why some of the ratings for this museum are so low. We found both the ethnic displays and the building that houses it fascinating! The costumes and everyday items showed a slice of life in the community and the building itself was a former granary used to store grains. Both the cubbyholes on the second level and the humongous deep holes beneath the building showed it's former purpose.
Written 23 October 2021
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SB01
Sonning Common, UK868 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a 3.5 star attraction, mainly because of the building and its history. Originally a grain store, the “silos” are still in evidence below grids in the floor. A video on a small TV just inside the entrance shows how the building was constructed. It would be better IMO to have this on a bigger screen in a separate dedicated area and also bring the grain stores to life. There are also lots of colourful clothes and some examples of how people arranged their homes in past times which are quite interesting and well displayed. A bit more context would do wonders for the displays. This museum is free with the city pass, but takes a bit of finding, being near the walls rather than being dead central.
Written 18 May 2024
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MadamJosephine
Melbourne, Australia1,324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
On entry there is an excellent video presentation which explains how the grain silos worked which is super interesting . The building itself is extraordinary, the brick arches over 3 floors are a marvel not to mention the huge underground Vats for the grain. The ethnological exhibits of life in Rural Croatia and the costumes are all first class. Great views from the windows over the Old town. Free entry with the Dubrovnik Pass
Written 4 October 2022
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Margaret H
Kensington, Australia29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This is not only an excellent museum of the history of everyday life in Dubrovnik across the centuries but a place for some of the best views of the city. In addition, the building itself is fascinating, having been the city’s granary for centuries. Such a well organised government!!
The displays cover everyday life, food and drink, costume, crafts and are very interesting.
Written 10 September 2022
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GemsNI
Armagh, UK639 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
All museums in Dubrovnik are small, and this is no different, however, I found it to be one of the more interesting ones - once you find it! Included in the Dubrovnik Pass. Displays of photos from people holidaying over the years, traditional costumes, jewellery and farming/household equipment. The building was originally a grain silo, which in itself is a feat considering it was dug out and took over 40 years to complete.
Written 1 April 2023
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ROSE S
Pittsburgh, PA263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Perhaps More people would come if you gave it a descriptive name. What's a Rupe? I was glad I came and enjoyed the displays of everyday implements, fancy festive wear and jewelry. Building itself is very impressive and affords some of the best views of the city. TIP-IGNORE GOOGLE MAPS! Start your ascent at foot of Jesuit Stairs, unless you enjoy climbing a boatload of steep steps.
Written 9 June 2023
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania35,442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
An ethnographic museum housed in the building of a former grain warehouse. Beautifully done. There are agricultural tools, weapons, folk costumes, jewelry, kitchen utensils. As a bonus, from some windows you have a wonderful view of the old town.
Quite difficult to locate the museum, in the labyrinthine streets of the old town.
Written 4 September 2022
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Kawaii D
The Netherlands249 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Visited on July 2022

You get a lot of background info on the lifestyle and the culture of Croatia years ago. You see old household items, clothes and tools. Fun to get a better view/understanding of the culture. The museum isn't very big though.
Written 18 August 2023
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Maggie M
Mulwala, Australia187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Excellent museum, with well curated exhibits. Interesting overall explanations but only minimal info about individual items. All info in Croatian and English languages.
The history of the actual building is also interesting, with a good video to watch.
Would recommend.
Written 5 October 2023
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Gabriel B
Boston, MA118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Best museum in Dubrovnik in amazing old historical building. Not easy to find, well worth it! (On other sites it's referred to as the Ethnographic Musem, not The Rupe.) Incredible textile exhibit, maybe the best we've ever seen, upper two floors show various objects from everyday life back in the day. Incredible glimpse into the world of Croatians through the years. Part of the combo pass, but was empty when we were there. Stays open late too. (Bathrooms are oddly on top level, up about 50 steps)
Written 1 June 2024
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