|About the museum:
The museum was founded in 1972 at the initiative of the Centre for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of the Island of Hvar. The material was supplied by the inhabitants of Vrboska, mainly the members of the old fishing families. The collection gives a rounded picture of the development of fishing on the island of Hvar and contains objects from the second half of the 19th century until the 1970s. The objects on show present fishing techniques and implements, ranging from the early manner of fishing to the light of wood braziers to contemporary fishing techniques. Original machines are on show from the town’s former canning factory, and a traditional fishing kitchen has been reconstructed. The natural history collection shows prepared fish, crustaceans, sea turtles and other sea creatures from the waters off the island of Hvar. The museum offers, apart from an insight into the catching and processing of fish, the last preserved presentation of the traditional way of life and work of the population of Hvar island.