The origins of the first museum pieces date back to 1872 when Museo Patrio was established in order to house a private collection by pharmacist and ship owner Antun Drobac. Between 1882. and 1917. the museum saw rapid expansion of its collection thanks to the Dubrovnik naturalist Baldo Kosic who acquired 1117 specimens. Among the most notable exhibits visitors can find specimens of the extinct species that once resided in Dubrovnik area as well as valuable algae herbarium collected by naturalists Matija Botteri and Marija de Cattani, Mediterranean monk seal and Leatherback sea turtle caught in 1894. in Adriatic sea, Thresher shark (fox shark) and Smooth hammerhead is a large tuna (head and tail).
Androvićeva ul. 1, 20000 Dubrovnik
Phone: +385 20 324 888
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed on Sundays.