Museums and collections

Batana House (UNESCO Heritage)


‘The Batana House’ tells the story about batana, the wooden fishing flat bottom vessel and the favourite traditional vessel of the inhabitants of Rovinj.

Batana has been constructed for decades by local naval carpenters and caulkers, daily used by local fishermen and owned by numerous Rovinj's families. Batana has become the main symbol of the town, so that the Town dedicated a Museum to it! It is not an ordinary museum, but the first museum in the Mediterranean dedicated to a fishing vessel!

The museum is laid out in a modern way using multimedia, with film and slide projections, models, music, excellent photographs, interactive exhibits, and the original objects donated by the inhabitants of Rovinj.

In an interesting and interactive way, the visitors of the museum learn about the origins of batana, its typology and constituent parts, its makers and caulkers, the secrets of the process of its construction, about historic Rovinj's shipyards and about the beauty of everyday life in Rovinj and its inhabitants and their rich musical, linguistic, gastronomic, and other heritage.

The Batana Ecomuseum was inscribed in the UNESCO Register of Good Safeguarding Practices for the intangible cultural heritage of the world as the first Croatian project in this Register in 2016.

Opening hours:
Closed due to a museum makeover

Information:
Obala Pino Budicin 2, HR-52210 Rovinj-Rovigno
T. +385 (0)52 812 593, +385 (0)91 1556 755
batana@rv-batana.t-com.hr
www.batana.org/hr

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