The Island of Brač Museum is located in the oldest village on the island, Škrip. It is housed within the historic Castel Radojković, a 17th-century masterpiece.
With a history dating back over 3,000 years, Škrip echoes with the footprints of its earliest inhabitants, the Illyrians. Their ancient walls still grace the surroundings of the Museum.
The Museum itself is a traditional stone structure spanning three floors, that exudes cosiness and authenticity. It is built upon the remnants of a Roman mausoleum.
In the first century, the Romans occupied Škrip and used the nearby quarries to build their settlements.
The museum exhibits a variety of artefacts from the island's history, including archaeological finds, folk costumes, and traditional agricultural tools.
The archaeological finds in the museum include Roman tombstones, reliefs, and altars. The folk costumes are from different periods in the island's history. The traditional agricultural tools show how the islanders lived and worked in the past.
The curator of the museum is passionate about the island's history and culture. She is an excellent resource for learning more about the museum's exhibits and the island of Brač in general.
The museum is a great place to visit for people of all ages. It is especially recommended for families with children, as the curator can tailor the tour to their interests. The museum is also a great place to visit on a rainy day.
The museum is also known for its beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The village of Škrip is a charming place to visit, with its narrow streets and traditional stone houses. There are several other historical sites in the village.
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