Vlorë Museum of Historic Relics
Museum in Vlorë
Established in in 1962 the Museum of History, also known as the Museum of Historic Relics, is located in the center of Vlorë.
Visitors are encouraged to explore archaeology from different historical periods starting from the Bronze Age to today. The artifacts come from the territory around Vlorë which held a number of ancient cities such as Amantia-Ploce, Olympe-Mavrova, Orikos-Orikum, Himera-Himare, Kionina-Kanine, Nymfeum-Selenica and Aulona-Vlora.
A lot of the museum is devoted to Vlorë Town and its relationship with important historical moments such as the declaration of independence and some of Albania’s most significant battles such as: the 1920 Battle of Vlorë between Italian powers and Albanian nationalists and the July 1924 Democratic Movement.
In 1980, the staff found the body of nationalist Avni Rustemit during the construction of Vlorë-Skele Boulevard. His original coffin, made of glass, is now proudly displayed.
Visiting Vlorë Museum of Historic Relics
8am – 6Pm