The island of Krk has, due to its favorable position, wealth and beauty, been inhabited since prehistoric times, and before the arrival of the Croats, there were several Roman settlements, forts and churches. The population has traditionally been focused on agriculture and farming adapted to the area as well as the sea life.
To this day, the island Krk has preserved its traditional customs and culture, and you can meet their history through many local history museums and local history collections.
1. Baška - heritage museum
In this heritage museum, that was founded back in 1970, you can see traditional costumes, household items and traditionally equipped kitchen.
2. The city of Krk - Interpretation center of maritime heritage
In this modern center of maritime heritage you can become familiar with the rich maritime tradition of the island, through multimedia exhibits and ship models.
3. Kornić - native ethnographic collection
Situated in a traditional 19th century building, the local collection shows what life on the island used to be like 100 years ago. All parts of the house, as well as the everyday life are presented in this home, and there are over 700 exhibits in this collection.
4. Dobrinj - ethnographic collection
In city core of town Dobrinj you can visit ethnographic collection whose rich collection includes more than 1,300 items from households and the economy. It has been open since 1974.
Are you interested in traditional customs and culture of the island of Krk? Meet the life history of Krk through numerous regional collections during your next vacation on our island!