It is situated in what used to be the palace of famous Bujović family. The museum of the town of Perast gives visitors a glimpse of numerous priceless valuable objects from a glorious and turbulent past of this “sailor’s nest’.
Among the most attractive exhibits is the sword of Vuksa Stjepanović from the end of the 14th century. It is ornamented with encrustations, jewels and the three gilded inscriptions. The original portrait of Captain -Marko Martinović, a man who used to teach Russian princes and “boljari” (Russian aristocrats), dominates the central hall. Also there is a portrait of Admiral Matija Zmajević as well as his sword with the family’s coat-of-arms, and a self-portrait of a famous Baroque painter, Tripo Kokolj who was born in Risan. Besides trophies, traditional folk costumes and other ornaments, small models of old ships and Perast’s archive from 1441 to 1945 are kept here. The Commemorative Museum of the Viskovic family is an integral part of the Perast Museum where, besides exhibits of great value, one may find a rich library with numerous books from the field of seafaring. Two attractive islands Gospa od Škrpjela and St. Djordje are situated in front of Perast. A church dedicated to the Holy Mother of God was built on the Island of Gospa od Škrpjela with paintings painted by Tripo Kokolj. The Benedictine Abbey has stood on the Island of St. Djordje since the 12th century.