Umag Municipal Museum

Istria's West Coast

Located almost at the tip of the old-town peninsula, Umag's small but well-curated museum displays archaeological finds from the wider area dating from Roman times to the 17th century. There are also photographs of the Umago of yesteryear and a sculpture collection.

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Nearby Istria's West Coast attractions

1. St Peregrine's Church

0.12 MILES

Abutting Umag's surprisingly large main square is this baroque-style church and its 33m-tall free-standing bell tower (built 1651). If the door's locked…

2. Savudrija Lighthouse

4.09 MILES

Positioned at Croatia’s westernmost point, this elegant stone lighthouse is Istria’s oldest, built in 1818. It's not open to the public but a set of…

3. Sečovlje Salina Nature Park

5.31 MILES

This 750-hectare saltpan-studded area, criss-crossed with dikes and channels, has a wealth of birdlife – 290 species have been recorded here.

4. Forma Viva

5.98 MILES

Perched atop the Seča Peninsula south of town (beyond the marina), Forma Viva is an outdoor sculpture garden with some 130 works carved in stone. The real…

5. Museum of Underwater Activities

6.89 MILES

One for diving enthusiasts, this museum makes much of Piran’s close association with the sea. Particularly noteworthy are all the old diving suits and…

6. Aquarium Piran

6.97 MILES

The aquarium gets mixed reviews: overall it's small and overpriced, but may be something for a rainy day.

7. Sergej Mašera Maritime Museum

6.97 MILES

Located in the 19th-century Gabrielli Palace on the waterfront, this museum's focus is the sea, with plenty of salty-dog stories relating to Slovenian…

8. Shell Museum


This engaging little museum is a cornucopia of more than 4000 shells from across the world (including the world's largest snail shell); the 3D exhibits of…