Ethnographic Museum Split was founded in 1910. The ethnography of the whole of Dalmatia is on show. The most typical costumes of the region, some of which excel with their embroidery, are exhibited (the pieces from Ravni Kotari, Knin, Vrlika, Imotski, Poljica). Some feature a characteristic white embroidery (from Sinj, the Dalmatian hinterland) or lacework (from Primosten, Novigrad and Pag).
Various trades are on display in the museum: pottery, knitting, handiwork (woodcarving, basketry, the making of footwear). The museum presents the basic froms of economic life. One can also see Various instruments, silver jewellery and types of weapons.
In addition to all the treasures of Diocletian, another fascinating historical journey awaits in the shadow of Sv. Duje Cathedral, the fascinating Ethnographic Museum.
The museum houses much of the rich tradition and heritage of Split and Dalmatia, from jewellery and weapons to costumes and embroidery. More information about the museum at www.etnografski-muzej-split.hr (Croatian only).
Another little gem – the museum guards the entrance to the top of Vestibul, via a stone staircase, which offers spectacular views of the sea, old town and Vestibul below.