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Archaeological museum

Established in 1846, the Archaeological Museum‘s extensive and well-labelled collection covers three floors, beginning with the Early Stone Age. The section on ancient Egypt includes sarcophagi, statues and jewellery: the 4th-century-BC Zagreb Mummy, wrapped in a shroud bearing rare Etruscan texts, is the museum’s coup de grâce and shouldn’t be missed. Other highlights include the…

10am-6pm Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat; 10am-8pm Thur; 10am-1pm Sun
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Croatian Architecture Museum

Founded in 1995, this useful resource houses thousands of items relating to Croatian architecture from the late 1800s to the present day, though has no permanent display. It occasionally hosts temporary exhibitions, lectures and discussions.

Varies according to event
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Croatian History Museum

Situated in the Baroque-era Oršić-Kulmer Palace, the Croatian History Museum does not have a permanent display but hosts a seasonally changing programme of themed exhibitions, frequently touching on the salient points of Croatian history.

10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-1pm Sat, Sun
Matoševa 9 More info
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Croatian Museum of Naive Art

Housed on the second floor of the 18th-century Raffay Palace, this collection is a solid introduction to Croatian Naive Art, mostly the work of self-taught peasant painters from the villages of the east. The collection is frequently rotated but there are usually plenty of representations of rural life executed by the big names of the…

10am-6pm Tue-Fri; 10am-1pm Sat, Sun
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Croatian Natural History Museum

As important a scientific institute as it is a public attraction, this museum holds exhibits including rocks and minerals from around the globe, many on permanent display. Look out for the section on prehistoric Krapina man, one of the most significant of its kind. The zoological collection features the fauna of Croatia. There’s a botanical…

10am-5pm Tue, Wed, Fri; 10am-8pm Thur; 10am-7pm Sat; 10am-1pm Sun
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Croatian Post & Telecommunications Museum

In the same building as the post office but entered from around the corner, this museum is an oft-overlooked iittle gem. You won’t want to arrange your day around it but if you happen to be walking by, take a moment to check out the old stamps, antique phones, post boxes, postal uniforms and telegraph…

10am-2pm Mon-Wed, Fri; 10am-6pm Thur
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Croatian State Archives

Designed by Zagreb-born architect Rudolf Lubynski in 1913 and originally serving as the national and university library, this is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau in which everything – from the outer façade to the interior table lamps – fits seamlessly into a unified design style. Tours take place three times a day on working days.…

By appointment only. Guided tours 10am, 1pm, 2pm Mon-Fri
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Dražen Petrović Museum

Opened in the summer of 2006 on the ground floor of the Cibona Tower, this museum is dedicated to Croatia’s greatest athlete. Dražen Petrović captained Zagreb team Cibona to multiple European championships, won three Olympic medals and became the first Croat to play in the NBA. In 1993, he died in a car accident, aged…

10am-5pm Mon-Fri
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Ethnographic Museum

Ageing exhibition halls and bad lighting shouldn’t put you off the idea of visiting this absorbing collection, which begins with a ground-floor display of items brought home by Croatian explorers, including ritual masks from the Congo, Indian textiles, tree-bark paintings from Australia and Chinese ceremonial dresses. Upstairs is an extensive display of Croatian folk costumes…

10am-6pm Tue-Thur; 10am-1pm Fri-Sun
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Ferdinand Budicki Auto Museum

Ferdinand Budicki (1871-1951) was a pioneer of automobile culture in Croatia, opening the first car repair shop and dealership in the country. This museum, housed in a hangar-sized building just east of the centre, celebrates Budicki and everything auto-related with an impressive array of cars and motorbikes. Most of the collection focuses on the post World-War-II period and as such…

10am-7pm daily
Ljudevita Posavskog 48, Zagreb More info
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