Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb

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Explore Central European craftsmanship as it was throughout the 15th to 19th centuries at Museum of Arts and Crafts. The museum is part of a grand Historicist palace in the German Renaissance style that originally aimed to provide a collection of samples for master craftsmen and artists charged with the task of improving everyday items. The museum has since evolved to include the country's most advanced collection of applied art, including everything from Baroque altarpieces, furniture, ceramics, clocks, and posters. A separate room in the museum contains a number of artifacts that preserve Zagreb's pre-World War II Jewish community. Walk through using a self-guided tour with the help of translated informational signage. Put Museum of Arts and Crafts and other Zagreb attractions into our Zagreb vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 10, 2017
    In a quest to find the coolest spot in town, hubs and I decided to try the Arts and Crafts museum. I loved the diversity of the pieces featured here: furniture, advertisements, glass works, photograph...  more »
  • June 14, 2017
    The collection of this museum is impressive, both in number as in range! Definitively a must visit, if you are interested in art and furniture through the ages  more »
  • June 8, 2017
    Went to see the special exhibit of Tiepolo, but there was only a few of his works. The majority were by other artists of the period. They have a large collection of furniture and decorative arts from ...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    A good place to see how the everyday use items changed through the history. Guided tour recommended.
  • February 22, 2017
    One of my favourite museums in Zagreb. The building itself is a piece of art, with its carefully crafted interior. The exhibits in their permanent collection are quite interesting, I am particularly fond of their collection of clocks and watches, and Art Nouveau/Art Deco related exhibits. It's also a lovely concert venue, especially in the summer, when concerts are held in the museum's atrium.
  • January 14, 2017
    My favourite museum in Zagreb. It's beautiful and has nice exhibitions. Needless to say the building itself is an work of art. This is a must see place.
  • June 20, 2017
    Good collection of antiques but guide needed to explain significance
  • December 28, 2016
    Nice restaurant for special occasions. A bit pricey, but the location, good service and great food are worth it.

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