Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding in Betina
The Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding in Betina is located in a protected cultural and historical part of Betina in the very centre of the village, in a building which also has cultural, historical and architectural importance. The building of the shipbuilding museum today combines modern and traditional elements. The modern exhibition is located within the habitat of a stone architectural complex made up of two buildings linked by an interior old terrace paved with bricks, as was done throughout the 19th century. The most valuable part of the complex is an old porch made of stone and stone stairs and rough surfaces. It is an example of a typical Dalmatian porch from the Baroque period to the beginning of the 20th century. The exterior ambience of the building is accentuated by a triangular sloping facade with a swallow that is most common on the facades of houses in old rural units of the 19th century. The building of the Museum of Shipbuilding in Betina is an example of a successful modern revitalisation. By the interpolation of the new function it introduces new life into the preserved complex of rural architecture. In the museum collection there are 406 objects from the fields of shipbuilding, fisheries, agriculture and everyday life. There are 5 exhibition rooms over 250 m2 and a two-storey gallery with installations of ship equipment. The museum showcases extremely valuable shipbuilding knowledge, tools and valuable ethnographic objects that illustrate the context of a former life when the wooden ships of the shipbuilding of Betina were created. It also creates a unique cultural experience during a tourist visit to Betina and Murter Island.