Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka central museum of Primorje-Gorski Kotar, witnessing the long, organized museum activities in the city of Rijeka. The beginnings of museum work record from back in 1875th when traveling cup of Emperor Joseph II. prompted the establishment of the museum and when, with the support of intellectuals in Rijeka, starting organzirano collecting material. Put the glasses to the museum was neither simple nor easy but museum staff, despite the sometimes difficult circumstances and misunderstanding, and even absurdities like that when in the intensive construction for years does not find adequate space to accommodate the museum, we were able to show how important the new generation preserve the good that can be forgotten, and encouraged by our esteemed grandfather in 1887. writes La Bilancia.
When in 1893. Opened a long awaited Museo Civico – City Museum, and the 1933rd and the Museum of Susak city got institutions whose structure and foundation of today Rijeka Museum.
After numerous changes name, location, integration … 1961st as a successor Museo Civico and the City Museum Susak was established Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian coast river whose work still takes place through the work of the Archaeological, Ethnographic and Cultural Department and the Department of History Maritime which is rich in diverse materials arranged collections.