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Museum of Ancient Glass

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Address: Poljana Zemaljskog Odbora 1, Zadar 23000, Croatia
Phone Number: +385 23 363 831
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an unexpected pleasure

As you tire of touring yet another Roman ruin on the Adriatic, break from the crowd and head for this Museum of Ancient Glass. It is fairly new, well laid out on 3 floors, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Museum of Ancient Glass is located in the 19th century Cosmacendi Palace, with lovely views over the Jazine Harbour. This museum is one of the city’s newest attractions. On display are fascinating collections of old Roman glassware: goblets, jars and vials, retrieved from archaeological sites throughout Dalmatia. Some of these were used by the Roman women to store perfume,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Glass has a special place in antiquity and in the arcaeological record. Most is from grave contexts so the museum gives some insight into the variety and extent of local communities. well explained even if some of the items' provenance is a bit doubtful

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Eastport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I have always loved Roman Glass and this museum has a wonderful collection. In all the museums where i have seen glass, they have not included the funerary urns. Quite interesting. We were not there for the glass blowing, but have seen the technique many times so this did not detract from the visit. Worth the walk cross town.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Really informative in Croatian and 90% also in English. Some good films showing old footage of Zadar city through the century. Glass finds are amazing and well lit and laid out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

As you tire of touring yet another Roman ruin on the Adriatic, break from the crowd and head for this Museum of Ancient Glass. It is fairly new, well laid out on 3 floors, and air-conditioned. It features some very unusual pieces, and traces the regions history through the prism of wonderful glass treasures. We visited on a weekday early... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Beautiful old glass - incredibly delicate and so old. Iridescent. The exhibits are well displayed and information on how they were discovered is informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I visited Museum of ancie t glass last week. Located on a hill you can enjoy great landscape view of Zadar. An amazing museum with great director, custos and artist in it. Must see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Came in to enjoy the AC and escape the heat outside. Ended up being educated; learning new facts about the Zadar area. Watching the glass blowers on the top floor was interesting as well.

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a small but quite complete collection of glass artefacts through the history of the dalmatian culture.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were there hours before the 3 o'clock stoppage for glass blowing demonstrations which we particularly wanted to see but saw nothing! There was a man in the upstairs demonstration area but despite us waiting for nearly 15 mins nothing happened.(We returned twice more but still no blowing!) The bead making and other demonstration tables downstairs were also unmanned so... More 

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