The Senj City Museum is situated in the palace of Vukasović family which was one of the most respectable and most influential family in Senj. The palace was built in the 14th and 15th in the Gothic and Renaissance style being the supreme structure of the profane architecture of the town of Senj. The Museum was established on the 7th of May 1962. as a cultural and scientific institution with the aim to collect, preserve, classify, study and adapt present publish and take care of museological, historical and cultural data of the town and its surroundings.
The museum also houses an archeological collection: lapidarius, a hydro-archeological collection, a collection of the Glagolitic printing, a collection of weapons and military equipment, a collection of the recent history of Senj, an ethnographic collection of the Bunjevac community and a natural scientific collection of the Velebit flora and fauna. A professional library (Senineisia) with it’s older and newer (archive material), a small collection of art paintings, a collection of photos and picture postcards and the Homeland collection of Lukovo placed in the same-named place south to Senj are also part of the of the Senj City Museum. The Museum has good contacts with many other similar institutions not only in Croatia but in Europe as well. It publishes, in co-operation with the Museological society of Senj, the professional periodical – “The Proceedings of Senj”.