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Review of The Rupe Museum

The Rupe Museum
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Ranked #81 of 163 things to do in Dubrovnik
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We loved the views from this place, but weren't so fussed by the actual exhibits! However, it's an alright way to spend some time away from the busy streets.

Visited August 2014
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“Lovely building”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

If you like traditional museums and a bit of an escape from the Dubrovnik madness then this is a really nice place to spend an hour or so- some lovely views across the city and some beautiful textiles, changing displays and images of traditional Croatia. Use the Dubrovnik Card as the individual entrance fees for the museums will feel pricey.

Visited August 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Don't waste your time or money here”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

A poorly designed museum with an exorbitant entry fee and little information of value. The museum workers haven't put even half as much effort into making this place fun and educational as they put into zealously and angrily prohibiting non-flash photography of their few mildly interesting exhibits. By the way, they couldn't even explain why that photography policy is in place--they just mindlessly follow their orders. Dubrovnik is a great city. This is not a great museum.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An insight into local traditional costume and lifestyle”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Rather than buying single entrance just to this museum (which you can't do) you buy a Museums of Dubrovnik ticket, which allows you to visit 9 museums one time each over 7 days. We ended up visiting 8 and used it to give purpose to our wanderings and to help us explore the city. The ticket costs 80 kuna (around £8.50, €10.50, or a little more than the cost of a pizza) which is well worth it.

The Rupe Museum (or Ethnographic Museum) is tucked away down the narrow lanes of the walled city. It is set out over 3 floors in an old grain-storage house which is hundreds of years old itself.

You'll find traditional outfits and pieces of clothing, farming tools, and all sorts of everyday objects that paint a vivid picture of the Dubrovnik area of yesteryear. It has been curated really nicely, and everything is laid out in a visually pleasing, clear, and modern way, allowing you to really take everything in. There are also some great photographs of the local landscape around walls.

Only three other visitors were in the museum whilst we were there, so it was also a welcome break from the crowds out on the main street. We spent around an hour in the museum. If you're a person who is interested in things, you might do the same or even stay a little longer. If you're not, you won't.

Visited May 2014
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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“The Silos museum, Muzej Rupe, Granary.”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

First of all this is a fortified building built specially for the preservation of grain, corn, as food, should the medieval city be under siege. There are 15 holes (Rupe) carved and used as perfect reserve for grain. It is a typical way of having food reserve for a medieval city. With a differenc that today only this one remains in Europe, plus the one, on the island of Malta. Thanks to this reserve of grain, bread could be made for a period of two years, should there be a siege. Luckily this small republic never lived through such a long siege, except for the modern time, when we lived through a siege of 9 months during 1991. This same museum was used as shelter, the irony of it all. People from the neighbourhood feels safe within the thick walls of this building, and stayed in it for 9 months.
Today modern exhibition are organised in this particular space covering the value of its uniqueness. On the second floor is an ethnographic museum, and many today call this museum the ethnography museum, wrong. It is the Rupe, Silos, Granary museum. If you visit dad the graphic inscriptions and detailed explanation how it all functioned from the 16th century.

Visited May 2014
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