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Updated: May 21

The purpose of the museum event series BEFORE THE SEASON is to enrich the cultural and social offerings in the late preseason and to disperse cultural content for both the local population and foreign visitors, directing tourists from the city center towards the Gruž area.


Wednesday, time: 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This year, we are once again organizing the celebration of International Workers' Day - traditionally known, and still called, "First of May." This year, we've decided to step out of the traditional framework a bit. As our guest exhibition Cuban Revolutionary Posters 1968-1971 is still ongoing, we are preparing for you, instead of the usual beans, the Cuban national dish 'Ropa vieja.' You'll find out what this dish is all about when you come. Don't worry, we're preparing both meat and vegetarian versions. So, on May 1st, everyone to TUP. Entrance to the Cuban Revolutionary Posters exhibition and the food are free. ¡Nos vemos en el Museo de historia roja!

May 11, 2024, EUROVISION watching party

Saturday, Time: 8:00 PM - 12:30 AM

This year, we will once again watch Eurovision together at the Museum, specifically in the TUP courtyard. With the familiar face of our Igor Mlinarić - a journalist and an expert on Eurovision - we'll enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the TUP courtyard, commenting on every detail and maybe even placing bets on the winner.

There will be music, there will be joy!

We look forward to better weather and our reunion in the TUP Courtyard!

May 29, 2024, Documentary Film 'CHE - NEW MAN'

Tristán Bauer, Argentina, Cuba, Spain, 2010, 124'

Friday, Time: 8:00 PM

Ernesto Guevara, "Che," killed at the age of 39, has become one of the most significant icons of our time. Even today, his image, deeds, and philosophy hold incredible power. This documentary offers an intimate and revealing look into the life of revolutionary and icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara, featuring a wealth of newly discovered film footage and texts that have never before seen the light of day. The author spent twelve years researching the subject and Che Guevara's writings, as well as family documentation. Bolivian President Evo Morales granted him access to secret state and military documents and diaries.


  • Montreal World Film Festival 2010 - Best Documentary

  • Nomination for the Argentine Film Critics Association Award

June 12, 2024, Documentary Film 'What Is to Be Done?'

Gordan Dević, Croatia, 2023, 79'

Željko is the union leader of the Gredelj Wagon Factory. His deputy, Mladen, committed suicide after large public protests and conflicts within the union. Željko is torn between the guilt he feels over Mladen's death and the workers' expectations to lead a strike that should thwart the government's plans, under the EU's directive, to send the company into bankruptcy. The story this film deals with is a paradigm of Croatia's, as well as other Eastern European transitional countries' experiences. Workers who were at the forefront of national counter-revolutions and who, in many cases, fought for those nations in war, became the losers of the transition with the return of peace. Active in dismantling the old system, the protagonists of this film failed to build a new society. This is a film about fighters and workers, dreamers and revolutionaries, union leaders and bankruptcy managers, a film about the unprotected right to work.

My personal motivation for following the ten-year struggle of the Gredelj Wagon Factory union with my camera lies in the fact that a world of labor is disappearing before our eyes.

Goran Dević

June 15, 2024, Opening of the Exhibition 'Places of Memory: Dubrovnik and World War II'

Saturday, Time: 8:00 PM

The exhibition 'Places of Memory: Dubrovnik and World War II' is the central exhibition of the Museum of Red History in 2024. The aim of the exhibition is to explore which places and in what ways connect us to World War II. We will present locations that the local community has recognized as worthy of remembrance from the end of the war to today, marking them with monuments or plaques. We will also examine how the narrative changes over time and what remains of these memorials today. The exhibition will provide a comprehensive overview of monuments, from those dedicated to the National Liberation War (NOB) erected in Yugoslavia to monuments marking the crimes at Daksa and Orsula, established during the Republic of Croatia. In this way, we will tell the story of World War II in Dubrovnik and the local population's relationship to its legacy, which will be interesting for both locals and visitors as they will have the opportunity to get acquainted with this unique period.

The BEFORE THE SEASON program of the Red History Museum was supported by: the City of Dubrovnik, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik, the Croatian Tourist Board.

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