Shkodra Historical Museum

Museum in Shkodër

Shkodra Historical Museum
CC BY-SA 3.0 / Sigismund von Dobschütz

This museum also know as, Oso Kuka Museum, is situated in a sensational position, on a steep hill overlooking the town.

The building which has been  a Historical Museum since 1947, was originally the house of a former Venetian merchant, and later became the residence of Oso Kuka.  The building is surrounded by fortified walls, the building is a typical Venetian merchant’s home.

Oso Kuka was an Albanian border guard at the frontier between Ottoman and Montenegrin. Surrounded in a tower on the island of Vranjina by Montenegrin troops, he blew it up destroying himself and many of the Montenegrin soldiers. He became a rallying figure of the Albanian independence movement in the following decades.

The Historical Museum both holds artifacts of cultural importance and being historical in its own right. The exhibits include a typically ornate guest rooms, and a basement with a small archeology exhibition featuring an early Christian Plate of David, and artifacts from the the Byzantine era, Ottoman times, right up to Enver Hoxha’s oppressive régime. In the garden you’ll also find a Roman tomb and a Venetian stone well.

The Shkodra Historical Museum appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Shkodër!

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Visiting Shkodra Historical Museum


Monday-Friday 9:00-15:00 Saturday-Sunday 9:00-13:00


Adult 150 ALL, Children under 14 years old 50 ALL

Address: Rruga Oso Kuka 32 Shkodër Albania

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