Museums & Galleries

Cultural Institutions

Croatian History Museum

Matoševa 9, Zagreb

Founded in 1846, the Museum looks after, deals with and presents the Croatian cultural and historical heritage from the early Middle Ages until the present day. The beginnings of the Croatian History Museum’s public activity are tied to the National Museum in Zagreb and the opening of its first collections to visitors in the summer of 1846. In 1940, it began to operate under the name Croatian National Historical Museum as an independent museum institution which emerged from the Archaeology and History Department of the National Museum. In 1991, at a time of democratic change and the processes which led to independence for the Republic of Croatia, the Historical Museum of Croatia and the Museum of the Revolution of the Peoples of Croatia were integrated to establish the unified state institution known as the Croatian History Museum.

Museum of Illusions

Ilica 72, Zagreb

There is a new museum in town, the Museum of Illusions. With over 70 exhibits, it has the largest collection of holograms in this part of Europe, which will certainly not only thrill and confuse you, but will provide an opportunity to learn all sorts of things. Keep in mind that whatever you see is not what it appears to be,  and you're bound to have an intriguing, visual, sensual and educational experience in a fun adventure for all generations. The Museum of Illusions offers an intriguing, visual, sensual and educational experience in a fun adventure for all generations. Attractive and entertaining illusions will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain and science so you will be able to understand why your eyes see things that the brain does not understand.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Avenija Dubrovnik 17, Zagreb

The collections of the museum include some twelve thousand contemporary artworks, created by Croatian and international artists. The Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1954 with the aim of following, documenting, and promoting events, styles, and phenomena in contemporary art. Since its very beginnings, its goal has been to assemble a relevant collection and to operate in accordance with modern principles of museology, catering to the needs of our times.

Croatian Naive Art Museum

Ćirilometodska 3, Zagreb

The museum keeps works of Croatian naive expression of the 20th century. It is located in the 18th century Raffay Palace in the Upper Town. The museum holdings consist of 1500 works of art - paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, mainly by Croatian but also by other well-known world artists. There are also large documentary holdings about the Naive.

The Museum of Torture - TORTUREUM

Tkalčićeva 13, Zagreb

The Museum of Torture – TORTUREUM offers an insight into its unique collection of various instruments of torture and execution that have been employed since the ancient times to the present day. The Museum vividly depicts the notion of violence throughout history, with over 70 full-scale instruments of torture, which even the thought of chilled people to the bone.

Nikola Tesla Technical Museum

Savska cesta 18, Zagreb

The Technical Museum was founded in 1954. The museum's holdings comprise more than 6,000 items from Croatia and abroad. The energy conversion selection shows how various kind of energy are obtained and converted.

The transportation section shows the development of all kinds of transport, and the drive machines unit has the oldest machine in this part of Europe. The geology, mining and petrol section deals with the phases in which the materials are created and how they are extracted. Models of the first artificial satellites, orbital stations and spacecraft make up the Astronautics Collection. Also present at the Firefighting, Basic Agriculture and Apisarium, and Major Figures of Croatian Science and Technology sections.

Zagreb City Museum

Opatička 20, Zagreb

The Museum deals with topics from the cultural, artistic, economic and political history of the city in a span from Roman finds until the modern period. The Zagreb City Museum was founded by the Brethren of the Croatian Dragon Society in 1907. In the ninetieth year of its existence, 1997, the Museum opened what was only its sixth permanent exhibition, for the first time in restored and appropriate premises, making use of the state of the art in contemporary museum technology.

The exhibition shows the past of the City of Zagreb, from prehistory, traces of which were recently uncovered under the very building of the museum itself, to the present day. The permanent exhibition is built around the objects that the Museum possesses.

A modern approach to the creation and visualisation of the life of the city has led us to link the objects with the social context in which they once had their being. Wherever it has been possible, we have endeavoured to support the historicity of the theme by some authentic document.

Museum of Broken Relationships

Ćirilometodska 2Zagreb

Museum of Broken Relationships is a physical and virtual public space created with the sole purpose of treasuring and sharing your heartbreak stories and symbolic possessions. It is a museum about you, about us, about the ways we love and lose. At its core, the Museum is an ever-growing collection of items, each a memento of a relationship past, accompanied by a personal, yet anonymous story of its contributor. Unlike ‘destructive’ self-help instructions for recovery from grief and loss, the Museum offers the chance to overcome an emotional collapse through creativity - by contributing to its universal collection.

The Zagreb Card is a unique pass allowing you to enjoy the very best of Zagreb, from free museum and ZOO admissions to free public city transport! The price of 24-hr Zagreb Card is 98 kuna, and the price of 72-hr Zagreb Card is 135 kuna. You can purchase the Zagreb Card at the following locations:

  1. Croatia express tourist agency, Zagreb Main Railway Station, Trg kralja Tomislava 12,
  2. Croatia express tourist agency, Nikole Tesle 4,
  3. DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb, Ul. grada Vukovara 269 a,
  4. Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Mihanovićeva ul. 1,
  5. HNZ, Tourist Information Centre, Trg bana J. Jelačića 11, 
  6. Hotel Fala, 2 Trnjanske Ledine 18,
  7. Hotel I, Ive Robića 2,
  8. Hotel Laguna, Kranjčevićeva 29,
  9. Hotel Meridijan 16, Ulica grada Vukovara 241,
  10. Intelekta Zagreb tourist agency, Kačićeva 7,
  11. Museum of Broken Relationships, Sv. Ćirila i Metoda 2,
  12. Museum of Contemporary Art, Avenija Dubrovnik 17,
  13. The Dots Hostel, J. Palmotića 30,
  14. The Loop Hotel, Župančićeva 16,
  15. Tourist Agency Obzor putovanja, Nikole Tesle 5,
  16. Zagreb 360º observation deck, Trg bana J. Jelačića (main square), Zagreb Skyscraper, Ilica 1A, top (16 th) floor,
  17. ZOO Zagreb, Maksimirski perivoj bb,

For a map of all of the above locations, click here.

For a list of all locations which offer discounts when presenting the Zagreb Card, click here.

Tourist info points:

Main Bus Station,clickable link

Main Train Station, clickable link

Lotrščak Tower, clickable link

Ban Jelačić Square, clickable link

Franjo Tuđman Airport, clickable link