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Zagreb Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb

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The Ethnographic Museum is located at 14 Ivan Mažuranić Square in Zagreb, Croatia. It was founded in 1919 by Salamon Berger. It lies in the Secession building of the one-time Trades Hall of 1903, designed by the architect Vjekoslav Bastl. The statues in the central part of the façade are the work of Rudolf Valdec. The frescoes on the interior part of the cupola were painted by Oton Iveković.The holdings of about 80,000 items cover the ethnographic heritage of Croatia, classified in three cultural zones: the Pannonian, Dinaric and Adriatic. Only about 2,800 items are on display. The exhibits richly illustrate the traditional way of life in Croatia, with a display of gold embroidered costumes and ceremonial dresses, music instruments, furniture, cooking utensils and tools. The reconstruction of farms and rooms gives an insight in the traditional life of farmers and fishermen. The Ljeposav Perinić collection consists of a number of dolls, dressed in traditional costumes.The museum also houses a large collection based on non-European cultures from Latin America, Central Africa, India, Melanesia, Polynesia and Australia.
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  • We visited here to get a feel for Zagreb and Croatia and enjoyed the exhibitions. The museum is well laid out and has some good information. The cost was very reasonable and the staff were friendly an...  more »
  • We wandered in here as we wanted to visit one museum whilst on a day visit to Zagreb and felt this might give us the best overview of Croatian history as our preferred choice of the history museum app...  more »
  • I wasn't quite as impressed with this place as other TA reviewers have been. Pros: - easy to find - very nice staff - cheap entry fee (15 kuna) Cons: - somewhat dimly lit - many artefacts in glass con...  more »