Batana House

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  • Rovinj
 Batana house
© Ekomuzej batana / Ecomuseo batana

Time Out says

Batana House is perhaps the first multi-media museum around the Mediterranean specifically dedicated to a fishing boat. The vessel in question is the batana, the traditional wooden boat of this region. It is still very much in use today – as you will find out should you head out at sunset in a batana expertly rowed by the one of the museum staff. As both sit in the romantically lit batana, they will explain the importance of the boat to Rovinj’s history and economy, from the intricacies of night fishing to the construction of the vessel itself. If you’re here in daytime, the museum uses film, music and interactive exhibits to tell the same story – creative workshops allow you to try your hand at making fishing nets or plaiting demijohns.


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Opening hours:
June-Sept 10am-2pm, 7-11pm daily. Oct-Dec, Mar-May 10am-1pm, 4-6pm Tue-Sun. Jan, Feb by appointment only
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