Maritime Heritage Collection


Porto Montenegro doffs its hat to its past with this well-curated display (in Montenegrin and English) devoted to the history of the Arsenal shipyard and naval base, housed in one of the site's beautiful old boat sheds. The star exhibits are too big for the museum: the two Yugoslav navy submarines are dry docked outside.

Parents can let the kids off the leash at an aptly nautical-themed playground right next to the museum.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tivat attractions

1. Large Town Park

0.24 MILES

North of the centre, this park is a leafy, peaceful retreat, originally laid out in 1892. It's a serene antidote to the excesses of Porto Montenegro.

2. Porto Montenegro

0.25 MILES

Single-handedly responsible for Tivat's transformation, this surreal 24-hectare town-within-a-town occupies the former Arsenal shipyard and naval base…

3. Buća-Luković Museum & Gallery

0.42 MILES

Aristocratic families from the inner bay once built their summer residences at Tivat to take advantage of its sunnier outlook. One of the few survivors is…

4. Town Beach

0.57 MILES

You're better off heading to the Luštica Peninsula for a proper swim, but Tivat does offer a couple of options if you're desperate for a dip. Town Beach…

6. Sveti Djordje

3.36 MILES

Sveti Djordje, rising from a natural reef, is the smaller of Perast's two islands. It houses a Benedictine monastery shaded by cypresses and a large…

7. St Nicholas’ Church

3.41 MILES

This large church has never been completed, and given that it was commenced in the 17th century and the bay’s Catholic community has declined markedly…

8. Gospa od Škrpjela

3.45 MILES

This picturesque island was artificially created (on 22 July 1452, to be precise) around a rock where an image of the Madonna was found; every year on…