The Rector's palace was the seat of the government and residence of the Rector of the Dubrovnik Republic (Ragusa). Today it features period furniture, numerous antique objects and paintings.
Address: St. John's Fortress
The Dubrovnik Maritime Museum is located in St. John's Fortress which has been rebuilt after the earthquake of 1979. The permanent display was open in 1986. It consists of 4,000 exhibits, which illustrate the naval history of Dubrovnik and the surrounding region. Among the exhibits you can see ship models dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, as well as flags, cannons and other weapons, figureheads, nautical instruments, log books, various documents, etc.
MARIN DRZIC HOUSE
Address: Siroka ulica 7
Marin Drzic was one of the Croatian greatest playwrights. This theatrical museum was established as a memorial in his honour and represents the only institution of its kind in Croatia. In addition, it is regarded as a unique example of an ambience museum, thanks to its authentic design that harmoniously merges with the urban setting of the old part of the city.
Marin Drzic Home has set up its own theatrical collection consisting of posters, programmes and photographs of performances of Marin Drzic's plays in Croatia and abroad. This material documents the theatrical activity of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and other stages in Croatia in the first half of the 20th century.
ETNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM - THE "RUPE" MUSEUM
Address: Od Rupa 3
In 1991, the new permanent display of the Ethnographic Museum with some 5,000 exhibits was open in the renovated building of the Rupe (Hole) Granary. The Granary, built by the Dubrovnik government in the oldest part of town on the islet of Lave in 1590, was formerly used to store the municipal grain reserves in 15 large well-containers carved in stone on the ground floor. Dubrovnik was the only European city in which grain reserves were stored in underground silos carved in stone. The original appearance of the ground floor was preserved during renovation, and three wells (holes), architecturally accentuated with rails, have been open. The permanent exhibition illustrates the cultural heritage of the Dubrovnik region - the economic and material culture is displayed on the first floor and the spiritual (customs, traditional folk costumes, folklore, textiles and lace) on the second floor.
Address: Placa 2
Here you can visit the inventory of one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, founded in 1317. Among other exhibits you can also find objects derived from Dubrovnik's fine arts, goldsmiths, sculpting and embroidery workshops, rare incunabula and manuscripts from the monastery library, etc.
Address: Poljana Paska Milicevica 4
Situated in St. Claire's Convent on Stradun this museum combines the modern technology to present the history of Dubrovnik with lasers, holographic projections and 3-D technology.
THE AQUARIUM (www.imp-du.com )
Address: D. Jude 2
The Dubrovnik Aquarium is located in the Fortress of St. Ivan and here you can see various fish and other species that live in the local sea.
Address: Sv. Domina 4
Here you can see artifacts made by Dubrovnik's goldsmiths, reliquaries as well as other sacral objects. Collection of paintings contains many works of the old masters from the 14th to 20th century.
Address: Kneza Damjana Jude 1
The Treasury consists of a number of sacred reliques, most of which are traditionally carried in procession round the city on the St. Blaise's day (3rd of February)
Address: Od Puča 8
The exhibition displays the collection of icons dating from 15th to 19th century which originate from Dubrovnik, Kotor, Russia, Greece, Byzant, etc. Here you can also visit a collection of paintings by Vlaho Bukovac.
Address: Žudioska 5
The Dubrovnik Synagogue is the oldest Sephardic and the second oldest synagogue in Europe. It was also the only Synagogue that functioned during the Second World War. The synagogue is still in use and preserves its original 17th century furniture.
STATE ARCHIVES IN DUBROVNIK
Address: Palaca Sponza
The State Archives is located in one of the most beautiful buildings in the old city, the Sponza Palace. The archives represent a thousand year old memory of Dubrovnik and area around it.