The Natural History Museum Rijeka
The Natural History Museum Rijeka is the first regional museum of the Rijeka region. It was founded on 16 May 1876, and opened to the public on 1 May 1946. The museum is situated in the “Vladimir Nazor” park, near the Governor’s Palace, in the family building of Count Negroni. The activities of the institution are tied to collection, preparation and maintenance of specimens of nature belonging to the regions of Kvarner, Istria and Gorski Kotar.
Through the permanent display of the Natural History Museum of Rijeka you may find out more about natural heritage, the history of research and the condition and conservation of the Rijeka area.
The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral
The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral is a successor to the institutions – the Civic Museum, which beginnings are tied to the 19th century and the development of the museum activity in Rijeka and to the Civic Museum of Sušak founded in 1934. By merging these two museums the Museum of the Croatian Littoral was created which in 1961 changed its name to the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral.
The rich museum holdings of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral are composed of materials in archaeology, maritime, ethnographic, cultural and history sections.
In all the holdings a part of the valuable collection of portraits of persons from the public life of Rijeka, rulers and officials, as well as richer and known and unknown citizens are present. They represent the documents from which one can read numerous data about Rijeka, the way of thinking and the culture of life of that time.
The State Archives of Rijeka
The storage rooms of the State Archives of Rijeka, keep written historical materials of the Kvarner region, Gorski Kotar and Istria. The oldest document deposited in the State Archives of Rijeka dates back to 1201. Among older materials the following collections have a particular value: Charters and Muniments (dating back to 1201, the Collection of Vital Records (dating back to 1560) and Statutes of Communes (dating back to 1423).
The State Archives of Rijeka operate from two locations, one in the building located in the Nikola Host park and the other in two buildings at the address Vodovodna No. 2 and No 5. which are an example of the adaptation of industrial architecture to cultural scopes in Rijeka.