Since 1832, when Archaeological museum in Zadar was founded it has been the second one, considering the age, of all museums in Croatia.
As the state museological institution it covers the area of the District of Zadar, together with the islands of Pag and Rab.
Within the Museum there are several departments such as: pre-historic, ancient, medieval and submarine archaeological units, as well as the joint archaeological collection in Nin, the library, technical unit and the department of general affairs.
There are more than 100,000 various items displayed in Zadar Archaeological Museum coming from all cultural and historical periods (from Palaeolithic time to the end of the 11th century).
Source: Zadar Tourist Board/AMZ