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Zagreb City Museum, Zagreb
(4.3/5 based on 150 reviews on the web)
Explore the history of Zagreb and its inhabitants at Zagreb City Museum, with exhibits detailing everything from ancient Roman artifacts found in the area to relatively recent political events that have shaped the city. The museum's smart layout gives a clear view of the city's development, with large models depicting different periods, accompanied by relevant objects. While most content has English translation, specific artifacts and temporary exhibits are usually in Croatian only. The wide span of history covered here provides interesting perspectives for anyone wanting more in-depth knowledge of Zagreb. For Zagreb City Museum and beyond, use our Zagreb travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Zagreb vacation.
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  • Not your usual boring dusty place! Exceptionally well presented Museum, with interesting exhibits from the Bronze Age through Yugoslavia, eg Academy Award for Animation in the 1960's and vivid display...  more »
  • Nice place to visit if you like history of the place where you are at. Although, the archaeological museum seemed to have more impression on me. 
  • We whiled away 3 hours quite happily among the wide variety of exhibits. The display boards were excellent, in Croatian, English and German. As well as artifacts from history, there were displays of e...  more »
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  • Great museum with lots of interesting facts and myths about Zagreb's long history. Be sure to check out the history about witch hunting and other gruesome but interesting stories.
  • My favorite museum in the city! A wonderful collection of historical artifacts, from both the city's prehistory (even before 1000's) and the extensive heritage. Really shows the growth and expansion of Zagreb and region as a whole throughout centuries.
  • My favourite museum in the city. Some of my photos were displayed here. I'm quite proud of that
  • It is one of the best museums in the town, but somehow hidden and away from the tourist road leading through Upper Town. It is situated at the very end of the Opatička Street ( Nuns Street). Everything you have ever heard or will hear of Zagreb can be seen here: archaeological remains from the times of the ever first folks settled here, old photos, costumes, pieces of church altars, coins, old dishes, old newspapers and much much more. The museum building itself is very impressive, once nunery and has a very beautifull court. I lost myself in thoughts and was lost in past times... so at the very end of the museum tour I couldn't find my way out, actually NO SIGNS pointing out where the exit is. So I just opened up one window in the ground floor and jumped out of the window. Luckily it wasn't locked. The girl from the reception told me I wasn't the first one....But still NO SIGN for exit yet. Even though, I would like to rate this museum as excellent.
  • Great museum of Zagreb's hisotry.