The Cres Museum is a cultural institution, founded by the City of Cres. It is located in the Gothic-Renaissance Arsan Palace which is today a protected cultural property. The palace was built by Bishop Antun Marcello Petris in the early 16th century. It was at this time, after the collapse of Osor, that the city of Cres became the economic, political and religious center of the islands and archipelago. The reconstruction of the palace was completed in 2006 and is open to the public and attracts attention with its imposing architecture, especially the magnificent Gothic and Renaissance openings. Its interior is also attractive, with one unique detail that has been preserved: the Renaissance restroom in the former owner's bedroom. The permanent exhibition of the Cres Museum is still in the preparation phase, and occasional exhibitions try to present all segments of life in one area, which, with all the specifics of the closed island environment, has lived since ancient times.