|About the museum:
The museum, founded in 1979, is located in Škrip, the oldest settlement on Brač. From the earliest, hill-fort phase of the settlement, the remains of the Illyrian ramparts are preserved; they can be viewed in the courtyard of the museum. The museum has an archaeological collection, with exhibits from the Stone Age, found in the cave called Kopačina; it has objects that tell of the everyday life of the Illyrians of the Bronze Age, with reliefs, altars, and inscriptions from the Roman quarries close to Škrip, as well as remnants of Early Christian art, of the 6th century. Within this collection a Roman mausoleum built at the end of the 3rd century, in the time of Emperor Diocletian, can be viewed. The culture history collection keeps material about the period after the arrival of the Croats. The architectural and maritime traditions of the island and its fine literary heritage are shown. Visitors can see the furnishings of the wealthier classes from the little towns of Brač. The ethnographic collection holds items that belonged to the peasants, relating to sheep farming, viticulture, olive growing, fishing and stone working. Also shown is a typical island kitchen. Above the mausoleum, at the end of the 16th century, at the time of the Turko-Venetian wars, the Radojković Tower was built, now holding a collection of exhibits from the National Liberation War. As well as these exhibits, the museum has many other items of interest, and the curator is happy to tell the visitors the occasional amusing anecdote from Brač history. Close to the museum is the picturesque graveyard with the little Church of the Holy Ghost, the oldest phase of which dates from Antiquity, the fortified family the Cerinić family from the late 16th century, and the Parish Church of St Helen (Jelena) of the 18th century.