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“Went here with low expectations. Turns out they weren't low enough.”
Review of Cats Museum

Cats Museum
Ranked #18 of 98 things to do in Kotor
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Cats Museum was founded in 2013. It is located in the middle of the Old town of Kotor, in the area of the antique monastery of Our lady of Angels, which belonged to the nuns of Santa Clara. This area, currently open to the public, used to be an antique refectory, unfortunately unrecognizable due to numerous reconstructions which followed after the abolition of the religious community. The biggest part of the Museum's collection comes from Venice, more precisely from the fund of the International Centre for Adopting Cats "Badoer" enriched by the substantial donation from countess Francesca Montereale di Mantica. The exhibition contains engravings (XVI-XIX c), antique books (XVI-XIX c), coins, medals (XIX -XX c), illustrated postcards (1891-1950), greeting cards, old photographs, cinematographic posters, sheet music, records, old advertisements, various objects, stamps, etc. One big section is dedicated to the Cat exhibitions before the First World War as well as to the children through the most common school items: notebooks, infant books, etc. The museum's goal is that, through the cat as the most common pet, the public gets a message of respect for the environment and the nature, each day more and more threatened by men. On request, The Museum organizes traveling exhibitions in various European countries and within its possibilities constantly buys pieces that can enrich its collection. Furthermore, the museum is available to host exhibitions featuring the works of contemporary artists who are interested to organize their art events in Kotor. A certain percentage from its income is spent on buying food for the street cats.
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“Went here with low expectations. Turns out they weren't low enough.”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We went here not expecting the world and my expectations were shattered into a million pieces. Through a dingy alleyway that smelled strongly of human urine into what can only be described as a poorly re purposed 2/3 bedroom apartment I was greeted by a surly Italian man sat behind a computer. Having come that far and being informed rather grumpily that the price was 1 Euro we decided to give it a go.

Into the first room....There was a small round table with a guestbook on it. I URGE you to save this to the last as this will be the highlight of your visit. On the walls were some pretty creepy postcards of cats. I hope you like creepy postcards of cats. Because that is all that is in this museum. Nothing else. Not even any cats. I felt cheated. Also for some bizzare reason everything was written in Italian with very few English translation and weirdly enough even less in Montenegrin.

Moving onto the second room; much of the same. Creepy pictures of olde timey women with cats interspersed with some stamps. I'd say moving onto the third room but that would be impossible as this entire museum was about the size of three family cars parked next to each other.

The only saving grace was the presence of air conditioning and the hilarious cat drawings from around the world which KIND OF made the 1 Euro entrance cost worth it. Even if you are a cat lover I doubt you would find much joy in this place. For lovers of the bizarre and creepy cat postcard fanatics this will be your Nirvana.

Seriously though. Just awful. FORSHAME!

Visited August 2014
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Venezia1797, conservatore at Cats Museum, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Actually, there were expecting tourists so low like her, but the quality can not always find, as in his case.
People who do not understand the rarity of ancient works on the cat.
Why visit the museums instead of going to the beach where you can judge the legs of the wet? Perhaps you'd enjoy more.
Return to us.

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