Zagreb City Museum, Zagreb

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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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  • August 6, 2017
    If you have an unplanned two hours, this place is worth a visit to not only understand the history of Zagreb but also Croatia. While many of the descriptions are not translated, the ones that are, are...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Beautiful Museum where the history of the city, is reviewed from the beginning, with archaeological remains, until the war started in the 90s of the previous century, passing through the city photographs, scale models, some representation of establishments from the beginning of the 20th century, collections of soft drinks and bottles of beer, etc.
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  • July 26, 2017
    The museum is atop a long flight of stairs from the top of Tkalčićeva ulica, the pedestrian-only street of bistros and bars. The view itself is illuminating. The museum has only a few English translat...  more »
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  • April 2, 2017
    It was ok. Not well prepared for tourists, but some parts of the museum do not need to be explained. A good bad-wether stop.
  • April 19, 2017
    historcal very interresting, several plazed were in Deutsch, croatian, english and even braille
  • June 3, 2017
    Fascinating historical introduction to this underappreciated gem of an old European city
  • June 23, 2017
    Huge amount of items and information, expect 2 hours if you want to read all. English is available on section description however is missing on the smaller exhibits description.
  • September 30, 2016
    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.

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