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The Museum of Olive Oil on Brač Island

The Museum of Olive Oil

There are plenty of interesting things to do and see on the island of Brač, which is full of history and stunning nature.

One of those things is to visit the unique Museum of Oil in the small town of Škrip, which has a history dating back over 3,000 years.

The museum presents the history and traditional process of olive oil production on the island Brač.

In 1864 Josip Krstulovć and his family founded the oilery in Škrip. The family continued to process olive oil until 1963 when the oilery stopped working due to the introduction of new technologies (hydraulic press).


In 2013 Kruno Cukrov, the grandson of Kruno Krstulović, and his family took up the challenge of restoring the old oilery and opened the Museum of Olive Oil to the public as a historical and cultural monument of the history of making olive oil on the island Brac.

You can check out a number of unique exhibits on display at the museum, including an original oil mill, olive press, spindle for tightening press screw, bags, fireplace for heating the water and all traditional tools for transport, production and storage of olive oil.


There is also an opportunity to taste Cukrov’s award-winning olive oil and well as buying some to take home.

The Museum of Olive Oil also displays paintings by academic painter Hana-Marta Jurčević Bulić and sculptures made by Đani Martinić.



Museum of Olive Oil
Put ploča 5, Škrip
(9km from Supetar ferry port)
Working hours: 9 am – 8 pm

 

(photos: Museum of Olive Oil)

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