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  Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding Vladimira Nazora 7, 22244 Betina tel: +385 22 434 105 e-mail: muzej@mbdb.hr OIB: 18373481225 IBAN: HR5424070001100432459 OTP   Working hours:    November 1st –  April 30th: Monday – Friday: 9 – 15 Saturday: 10 – 16   May / September / October: Monday – Saturday:  9 – 19   June: Monday – Saturday: 9 – 21   July / August: Monday – Sunday: 9 – 21   The Museum is closed on Sundays, holidays and national holidays. Group visits outside specified time need to be announced at least 5 days earlier. Ticket prices Adults: 5 € / 37,67 kn Children up to 7: free of charge Pupils, students and seniors: 3,50 € / 26,37 kn 20% discount on group…

About us

The activities of Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding are primarily based towards collecting, preserving and promoting of the heritage of wooden shipbuilding. Museum’s activities are focused on adequate protection and exhibition of items that represent both tangible and intangible cultural heritage related to wooden shipbuilding and everyday life which is impossible to imagine without a wooden ship. The Museum was founded with the aim of becoming a promoting and encouraging institution opened to local inhabitants to develop better awareness and recognition of the values of their cultural heritage. It represents local customs and traditions, educates, organizes activities and workshops with the goal of attracting new generations closer to the tradition of wooden shipbuilding and to become informative to everyone interested in local cultural heritage. Since…


The people of the island of Murter were labourers, peasants and cattle breeders from the very beginnings (13th and 14th century). Betina was first mentioned in written documents dated back to the year of 1478. In the 16th century, there was a case of overpopulation of this relatively small island. The islanders were forced to cultivate lands away from the island and they expanded their territory. The people of Betina and Murter came to the islands of Kornati in the 1730s as shepherds of the Zadar gentlemen. After the Turks withdrew in the 17th century, they also came to the area of Modrava around the Vransko Lake. Today the estates of Betina and Murter cover the islands of Kornati, the Žut-Sit archipelago, Gangaro, Žižanj, a…

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