• Museum of Arts & Crafts

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out
  • Museum of Arts & Crafts

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out

    © Fumie Suzuki/Time Out

This grand Hermann Bollé-designed palace, founded in 1880, was originally based on ‘a collection of samples for master craftsmen and artists who need to re-improve production of items of everyday use’. It has now grown to become the country’s premier collection of applied art, with a wide-ranging gaggle of pieces from Baroque altar pieces to Biedermeier furniture, domestic ceramics, clocks and contemporary poster design. A side room full of synagogue silverware and ritual candlesticks recalls the rich heritage of Zagreb‘s pre-World War II Jewish community. On the top floor, a collection of 19th-20th century ball gowns and evening dresses provides a strong whiff of glamour. The museum is also a major venue for temporary exhibitions with big themes, with the photographs of Rene Magritte and the history of Croatian Art Deco drawing recent crowds.

Venue details

  • Address:

    Museum of Arts & Crafts
    Trg maršala Tita 10
    Zagreb

  • Phone number:

    +385 1 48 82 111

  • Website:

    http://www.muo.hr

  • Opening hours:

    10am-7pm Tue-Sat; 10am-2pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tram 6 & 13

  • Price:

    20kn

  • Credit Cards accepted:

    AmEx, DC, MC, V