The Makarska Malacological Museum is one of the most valuable cultural institutions, both in the city of Makarska and the entire country. The Malacological Museum of the Franciscan Monastery was founded in 1963 by Dr. Fra. Jure Radić with an attractive exhibition of shellfish from the Adriatic and the entire world. In addition to a valuable and rich seashell collection, Dr. fra Jure Radić also preserved a valuable herbarium of plants from the Biokovo mountain as well as smaller palaeontological collections. The founder of the museum was the son of a sailor, who since childhood gazed at the sea and its gifts, especially shells along the coast and islands of Croatia, as well as the world. The majority of the museum's holdings in the exhibition area are shells of sea snails, shellfish and several specimens from other classes of molluscs, as well as corals and a small number of other marine species. In addition to shellfish from our sea, the exhibition includes shells from other seas and oceans: Hawaii, Oceania, California, China, Japan, the Caribbean, Australia, Madagascar, Tanzania, the Philippines, Indonesia, the Red Sea, Antarctica and the Coral Barrier.