Peek&Poke Museum of Informatics and Technology
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This quirky attraction contains more than 2,000 examples of vintage computer technology: calculators, games consoles and oversized terminals from two decades ago and more. Note the Nintendo Game Boy and Sinclair C5. Opened in 2007,  Peek&Poke is one of the few of its kind in Europe, with connections to the similarly themed Bolo Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. Opening hours are relatively flexible – do phone ahead….

11am-5pm Mon-Fri; 11am-3pm Sat
Ivana Grohovca 2, Rijeka More info
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Maritime Museum

Orebić  was a major  centre  of maritime shipping during the age of sail ing ships , a status well documented by this small but absorbing museum. There are some lovely models of the 19 th -century  merchant  ships  once  helmed by  Orebić  captains, and a wealth of nautical memorabilia including flags, sextants and atlases. Also on display are ancient and early-Christian pottery and utensils, alongside  decorative  fra gments retrieved from pre-…

Summer 8am-9pm; winter 8am-3pm
Trg Mimbeli bb, Orebić More info
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Orthodox Church & Icon Museum

Right in the heart of the Old Town, built in the late 19th century, this Serbian church is one of the plainer ones, inside and out, of those in the region. The fact that it is here at all, intact, after the horrors of 1991, speaks volumes about Dubrovnik. You can find a more colourful collection of icons a couple of doors down at a modest two-room museum accessed up a flight of stairs through the entrance to the jewellery shop Djardin. One room…

Church 9am-4pm daily. Museum 9am-2pm Mon-Sat
Od Puča 8 More info

Šibenik: Things to see

…dska vrata 3, +385 22 213 880, www.muzej-sibenik.hr), occupying what was the Duke’s Palace, covering the history of Šibenik from prehistoric times to the present day. Much of the large permanent collection is in storage, although there are regular temporary exhibitions accessed from the museum’s entrance on the Riva. South of the Cathedral and main square, the 15th-century Gothic St Barbara’s church hosts the Museum of Sacred Art (Kralja Tomislav…

Zagreb: Things to see – city centre

…cannon blasts from here signal noon sharp. Leafy Strossmayerovo šetalište runs by the tower giving a lovely view of the rooftops. Nearby stands St Catherine’s Church (Katarinski trg, 01 48 51 950, open during Mass), built by the Jesuits in the 17th century, with a beautiful Baroque interior of pink-and-white stucco. Two galleries surround it: the Croatian Museum of Naive Art and Klovićevi Dvori. Close by, the Stone Gate, Kamenita Vrata, is the la…

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Split & Islands: Brač

…Brač allows travellers to step off the tourist conveyor belt, take a break from the herd and gain a deeper sense of the island and its culture. Brač, 40 kilometres long and 15 kilometres wide, is karst rock. This supple white stone has been used by Croatia’s finest sculptors. Examples fill the cemetery near Supetar, with tombs of Byzantine and art nouveau fancy created by local Ivan Rendić. His 1900s contemporary Toma Rosandić made the Petrinović…

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Hvar: Things to see

The Venetians rebuilt the town of Hvar in the early 1600s. It is centrepieced by Pjaca, or Trg sv Stjepana, the rectangular main square lined with shops and restaurants, framed by the harbour and Arsenal at one end, the market and St Stephen’s Church at the other. The church contains a treasury (open summer 10am-noon, 5-7pm daily; winter 10am-noon daily; 10kn) containing two late Renaissance paintings. The Arsenal is used as a contemporary art g…

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Istria: Labin

…nated by the landmark Velo café, restaurant and nightspot. The terrace crowds out in summer. Labin has a vibrant arts scene and the majority of talent is home grown, artists preferring to stay here. As you continue uphill, through the second gate, and explore the old town you pass galleries, studios and workshops. Municipal Gradska Galerija Labin (Ulica 1.maja 5, 052 852 123) provides an agenda of contemporary exhibitions, opposite the Labin Muse…

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Performance: Montažstroj

Few performance groups have hit a contemporary social nerve quite as frequently as Montažstroj, the multi-media performance group whose genre-bending productions have frequently been perceived as state-of-the-nation commentaries on contemporary Croatia. Formed by humanities graduate Borut Šeparović (born 1967) in 1989, Montažstroj’s first show, a shouty futurist ballet entitled Vatrotehna (Pyrotechnics), was indebted to the Russian avant-garde o…

The all star hotel

…n showpiece: the building was entrusted to award-winning Zagreb architects 3LHD, who engaged local designers and artists to handle the interior details. Numen/For Use selected the furniture; fashion designers I-GLE got to grips with the staff uniforms, advertising agency Bruketa & Žinić designed logos and menus, and artists Ivana Franke and Silvio Vujičić were commissioned to produce site-specific works. As a hip who’s who of contemporary Cro…

Korčula town: Things to see

The main street, Ulica Korčulanskog Statuta, leads to St Mark’s Cathedral, one of the finest examples of Dalmatian church architecture and design. Next door, the the Abbey Treasury contains a collection of Dalmatian art from the 15th and 16th centuries. Opposite the cathedral, the Town Museum, set in a 16th-century Venetian palace, contains a copy of the fourth-century Greek tablet from Lumbarda, the earliest evidence of civilisation on the isla…