The Archaeological Museum of Pula
The museum is housed in an old, traditional two-storey building with an ample portico. It offers findings from the ancient city of Nora and the surrounding territory.
Nora was originally a Phoenician city, then Carthaginian and finally Roman; it developed between the 7th Century BC and the 8th Century AD, the period in which the Arab raids forced its inhabitants to flee to the interior.
The objects on display offer a cross-section of the life of the ancient inhabitants through the centuries, revealing both their daily activities and their religious customs and cult of the deceased.
The Punic tophet has yielded carved steles dating from the 5th - 3rd Centuries BC.
Showcases 1 - 23 contain Punic and Attic findings from the necropolis with underground chamber tombs (5th - 4th Centuries BC).
Showcase 4 contains items found in a tomb, which include cinerary urns in glass and terracotta (2nd Century AD).
Showcases 5-6 contain objects of different origin and type (black-painted earthenware, ointment jars fine ceramics and sealed vases) from the 2nd Century BC to the 3rd Century AD.
Showcase 7 contains amphorae, anchors, Punic and Roman pottery recovered from the depths of the sea.
Showcases 8 - 12 contain findings from excavations in the town area (mid-6th Century BC - 8th Century AD).
The exposition ends with some capitals of the Roman period.
Environmental Education Centre "Laguna di Nora"
This centre, which offers environmental education visits and activities, consists of several sections:
The aquarium includes marine species typical of the Mediterranean and illustrates the role played by these species in the marine and lagoon ecosystem.
The Benthos Room shows examples of fauna which live on the seabed as well as marine plants, including "Posidonia oceanica", a sea weed which plays a vital role in the conservation of the delicate balance of the marine ecosystem.
Audio-visual Room: here visitors may watch videos illustrating the lagoon ecosystem, the tides, fishing activity and conservation.
Nature paths, in the "Fradis Minoris" peninsula, with information on the lagoon ecosystem, the Mediterranean scrub and wetland vegetation.
Cetacean Pavilion: with a tank for sick dolphins and stranded marine tortoises.
Environmental Education "Laguna di Nora"