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Safe Stay in Croatia

We are awarded with the national designation of security protocols label Safe Stay in Croatia initiated in 2021 by the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Croatia. All prescribed health safety reccomendations have been taken at our museum. Our staff is well-informed and equipped with protective masks while the disinfecants are placed at various points in the museum. The number of visitors in the museum at the same time is limited, the rooms are regularly ventilated and the equipment and touch screens are disinfected. When booking your visit, it is possible to buy tickets online http://mbdb.hr/hr/e-trgovina/ or touchless at the reception in the museum. Group visits are being held according to customized program – respecting epidemiological measures and according to the reservation…

About Folk Costumes

Until the Second World War, skirts were worn of an old-fashioned type. Newer costumes are from the period after the war. The shirt was embroidered. Women knitted on a hook or on two spools (needles), with very thin sewing threads. Lace was bought afterwards. You have to do everything yourself. The huštani (type of skirt) were made of thick black linen bought from the stores. My father-in-law, when he was in Argentina, sent me material to make huštan. The huštan was on straps. When someone didn’t have enough strength, who was skinny, he would lose his clothes without strands to hold it. Materials for the shirt were bought. Who had money would buy lace, and who didn’t, had to make their own. Čenašić (decoration on…

Project: The development of socio-cultural infrastructure and open-air museum

The management board of LAGUR / FLAG GALEB has selected our project “The Development of Socio-Cultural Infrastructure and Open-Air Museum of the Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding “, which we applied for in partnership with the Tourist Board of Betina, with a total amount of HRK 496,822.08. Realization of the entire project of the Betina Museum of  Wooden Shipbuilding – the outdoor exhibition in the first phase, and a representative floating exhibition of wooden boats through the open-air museum in the second with the interpretation of the historic Betina core and the church of St. Francis, makes it a unique project in the Republic of Croatia. The open-air museum and the old town of Betina are a unique and inseparable area that find a common link…

Project approved: Days of Small Wooden Shipbuilding

The results of the FLAG tender for the Action 1.1.1 have been published on the Lagur Galeb website “Promotion of local fisheries, aquaculture, gastronomy and maritime heritage” from LRSR FLAG “Galeb” in the total amount of 1,977,242.71 HRK. https://www.lagur-galeb.hr/novosti/objava-rezultata-odabira-projekata-za-mjeru-1-1-1-promocija-lokalnog-ribarstva-akvakulture-gastronomije-i-maritimne-bastine/ The project includes an exhibition of traditional ships, exhibition fair of manufacturers of equipment and various parts and services in traditional shipbuilding, expert lectures by Betina shipbuilders, presentations of traditional tools, workshops for children and adults on the topic of shipbuilding, sailing, environmental protection, sailing regattas and workshops at the shipyard. The program will be jointly developed with partners – the Betinska gajeta 1740 association and the Tourist Board of Betina. The program puts an emphasis on the promotion and sustainable use of maritime culture, the development of new social…

New museum publication: Boje baštine (The Colours of Heritage)

Our new museum publication “The Colours of Heritage” presents folk costumes worn in the past times in Betina, on our island Murter. Folk costume is a precious treasure of the local community. The way of decorating traditional clothing was passed down from generation to generation. The map contains educational materials and coloring sheets, and is intended for children and adults.

Christmas lights at the open-air museum

We turned on the lights in our open-air museum! We hope to brighten up these strange and difficult days and encourage our friends and locals to go out for a walk and enjoy the little things surrounded by beautiful Christmas atmosphere. The view of the Christmas lights on our wooden boats and the decorated main square has a positive effect on the spirit, and in this strange time we all need it. We thank all our volunteers, especially Edo and Ognjen Jakovčev, who did the technical part, the Tourist Board of Betina, the Municipality of Tisno, Elektro Lukin and the Flower Studio Cvita who took part in decorating the boats and the square. Enjoy the atmosphere!

The Story of Sandokan

In the last days of summer, we got a visit from Marino and Biserka Ivančić, the first owners of the Sandokan leut. They brought photos of his launch back in 1978. With lot of memories they talk about the agreement on the construction of the ship, the ideas they thought of when arranging the buy and the master who built it. The ship had a reputation. When they sailed with her on the Adriatic, everyone looked and admired her, they say. Sandokan, a leut 8.53 m long and 2.90 m in width, was made by the late Šime Jušić, a shipbuilder from Betina. They say they wanted a traditional leut as they saw it in Betina and Murter, but modernized and slightly different. Šime was…

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