Croatian History Museum, Zagreb

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The Croatian Natural History Museum is the oldest and biggest natural history museum and the main body for natural history research, preservation and collection in Croatia. Located on Dimitrije Demeter Street in Gornji Grad, one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the Croatian capital Zagreb, it owns one of the biggest museum collections in Croatia, with over 2 million artefacts, including over 1.1 million animal specimens. It was founded in 1846 as the "National Museum". The National Museum was later split up into five museums, three of which were in 1986 merged as departments of the newly named Croatian Natural History Museum. The museum contains a large scientific library open to the public, and publishes the first Croatian natural history scientific journal, Natura Croatica.The permanent display of the Croatian Natural History Museum consists of mineralogical, petrographical and zoological collections, as well as two permanent exhibits in the atrium: the Rock Map of Croatia and the Geological Pole. It is home to the remains of the Neanderthal from Krapina.HistoryThe history of the Croatian Natural History Museum begins with the founding of the so-called "National Museum" on 10 September 1846, the first museum for historic and pre-historic objects related to Croatia. In 1867, it was moved to its current address. The National Museum grew and was split into five new museums by the end of the 19th century. Three of them covered natural history: the Croatian National Zoological Museum, the Geological–Palaeontological Museum and the Mineralogical–Petrographic Museum . All three were housed in the same building on Demeter Street 1, and, in 1986, united into the Croatian Natural History Museum.
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  • Let us put on the Museum to be passing on Matoseva Street and find the sign that said "Dubrovnik and the Homeland War Exihbition. As the city was our next destination and we knew a little bit about the Balkan wars we decided to enter. The Museum is small but the exhibition on the war that lasted from 1991 to 1995 and on the incredible resistance Croatian Serb attacks thanks. Presented in chronological way with photos and facts panels, it was divided into four blocks: the preparation for the defence of Dubrovnik, the Serbian offensive-montenegra of 1991, the victory and the liberation of southern Croatia in 1992, and the suffering of the population. We have had the luck to find an extremely nice employee, and who spoke excellent English, that explained a lot and took questions. Days later, in Dubrovnik, strolling through the city, remember the exhibition many times.
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  • I really like the design of the Museum. Understanding of a very successful I think designed with the Museum. Would recommend it to anyone.
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  • It is a museum located on the South side of the Prime Minister's Office went to the West. No permanent exhibition has been when I went was exhibited about history in 1945. If exhibitions on themes of interest for stopovers is?.
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  • Seen an exhibition about the homeland war in Dubrovnik , very insightful and so sad. Highly recommended
  • Nice building.
  • Extremely small museum, temporary exhibition to the the heroic defenders of Dubrovnik's turned out to be richly contradictory and cheaply produced propaganda - even bestial anti anti-personnel mines with stray charge as a weapon of resistance will be so sold.
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  • Attractive expositions in the fiction area, hopefully still accomplishing new Museum with a permanent exhibition
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  • The most beautiful baroque palace of the upper town.
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