Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships

Museum of Broken Relationships
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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.
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  • Elizabete P
    Riga, Latvia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Different kind of museum
    A different museum for a different experience. Wouldn't recommend a visit for children or people who don't like reading much as the whole place is a collection of items together with descriptions. Personally spent there about 1.5h but depends on how fast one reads. For the right people an amazing visit.
    Dear Elizabete, we are glad it was the perfect choice for you. Thanks for the recommendation for those who may and may not enjoy it. Cheers from the Brokenships team!
    Written September 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 31, 2023
  • samantha d
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom86 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quirky
    Thought it was funny, sad and in some parts heartbreaking 💔. Really enjoyed it. Not for you if you don’t like reading! Cafe outside was lovely to wait for the slot! Go up the nearby tower while you wait also! Would recommend 😊
    Dear Samantha, we are glad you enjoyed the museum and our cafe. Cheers from the Brokenships team!
    Written January 11, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Miha K
    Ljubljana, Slovenia7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique
    The appeal of this unique museum is obvious and it excels at that, objects in it are real objects and the stories accompanying them are real human experiences. You are bound to resonate with some of them, others, you will have a very good understanding and sympathy for. It is an experience that would be like a counter-balance to the polished perfection that you see in positive-only stories on various social platforms. People go through sweet, easy, wonderful experiences, but they also go through intense hardships and heartbreaks. However, in high season, be prepared to crowd in a cue and stand at the exhibits and to read for over 1 1/2 hours. This is not at all a museum where you take a quick tour. To get the most of it you have to take your time and read, a lot, and process the story for a bit, before continuing to next one. We did visit them on an exceptionally hot summers day, and though I think they have at least 2 AC units in there, they would need double the cooling power to make it comfortable.
    Dear Mihak, thanks for such a thoughtful and nice review. Each of the objects that are desplayed, were donated by different people around the world, and this is what makes of our museum such a human experience. Best regards, from the Brokenships team!
    Written January 11, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Jan
    Bucks County, Pennsylvania190 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique and thought-provoking museum
    Interesting little museum that will take up about 20-40 minutes of your time. Has about six rooms, each containing items that are somehow linked to a failed relationship, with a plaque telling the unique stories. Definitely a unique concept, not very expensive. Worth a visit
    Dear folyom thanks for your review, we hope you enjoyed your visit. If reading all the desplayed stories, it could take up to one hour, always depending on each person of course. Warm regards from the Brokenships team!
    Written September 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Melina, G
    London, United Kingdom40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting!
    It is interesting, there are so many stories of heartbreaks… some of them are really sad, some are funny. It’s a very nice concept, I wouldn’t go again tho. The stuff was nice :) It has different languages available, which is good for those who don’t speak English nor Croatian.
    Dear Gomelina, we are glad you enjoyed. Next year we will have a new exhibition with many different stories, so we do hope you will visit again, Best regards, from the Brokenships team.
    Written December 5, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 4, 2023
  • jw6969
    Virginia Water, United Kingdom2,956 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quirky!
    I quite enjoyed this odd museum, whereas my wife thought otherwise! Some of the items had rather sad stories behind them - others were laugh out loud funny. We visited on a Sunday at about 11am and it was a bit too busy for comfort frankly. Good loos and a little cafe which is excellent value. About an hour for a visit.
    Dear jw6969, thanks for your review. We hope our museum didn't create a great disagreement in your couple 😅. In any case, you could send us your objects! Best regards from the Brokenships team!
    Written January 11, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 12, 2023
  • Catherine L
    Adelaide, Australia268 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    For something different…
    This museum was a really good way to spend an hour or so in Zagreb. Filled with items donated from ‘broken relationships’, it was fascinating to read the stories attached to the items. Some were sad, some were funny, but overall an enjoyable experience.
    Dear Catherine, thanks for your review, we are glad you got to enjoy the "rollercoaster of emotions" our museum provides. Best regards from our team.
    Written January 11, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 3, 2024
  • Sarah C
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit!
    Such a cool different type of museum to visit. Spent so long Reading all the notes and stories and really enjoyed it. Well worth a visit. Nice cafe there too and can sit outside and take in the view
    Dear Sarah, thanks for taking the time to go through each of the displayed stories. We are glad you enjoyed them and the cafe as well. Cheers from the Brokenships team!
    Written April 9, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 19, 2024
  • AMD907
    Anchorage, Alaska341 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend an hour
    The museum is a greta idea. It has a collection of items and short stories about the items and the broken relationship they represent. Some are sad, some are funny, a range of stories for a range of relationships (they're not all the breakups of romantic relationships). The ticket price is reasonable considering it is a small musuem.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 6, 2024
  • nilintentum_reliquit
    Melbourne, Australia2,604 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit if you have time
    Was good to see something very different and the variety of stories and keepsakes were interesting. No two people are the same. No two love stories are either. An easy short visit close to St Mark's and has a pleasant cafe inside. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 25, 2024
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Maria O
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Probably the worst museum I have ever visited. Te lady at the entrance was neither friendly nor welcomming. Entrance is 40 kn, way to much for what the museum offers and given the fact that the objects were donated.
Some of the stories are definitely fake, some of the objects are gross. I think that there are no more than 50 exibits.
Regret spending those 10 minutes in there.
Written March 4, 2020
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FreqTrvl75
Denver, CO227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This was such a fun activity during my day of sightseeing and exploring Zagreb. It is a nice and intimate (and affordable) museum documenting various broken relationships through unique memorabilia. Highly recommend adding it.
Written September 15, 2021
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We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the visit so much! Thank you for sharing your impressions with us and for recommending our museum to others :)
Written March 3, 2022
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Alexandra F
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
When I walked into this museum, I thought I would be out within the hour based on its size and reviews... It took me almost two hours to view the whole exhibition. It represents a lovely concept and gives us an opportunity to reflect on things we often avoid reflecting on. I understand that this is not for everyone, but for those who seek an experience that enables exploration of emotional experiences and lovely human connections, I recommend you take your time on each piece :)
Written September 6, 2022
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Dear M9676MPalexandraf, thanks for such a nice review, it is nice knowing you really took your time to deep into all the stories we have displayed. Warm regards from the Brokenships team.
Written November 14, 2022
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arieGat
55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
I visited this museum along with my wife and both of us liked it a lot!
A definitely original idea exposed in a adorable way.
Tbe only disadvantage is the fact that you have to lean a lot in order to be able to read the story behind every object exposed there. A good idea would be to have a kind of audioguide in a few languages.
An idea which also fascinated us was that the museum stores many more objects from people around the world who want to imortalise their unfinished love and from time to time they change the exhibits.
A must in Zagreb!
Written October 5, 2020
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Elinge
Innsbruck, Austria12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The museum shows a lot of stories and presents an item that symbolizes each of the relationship. Some stories are quite long and not every seems museum material in my eyes. But I like the concept and it's simplicity with which it presents the stories.
Written February 22, 2020
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dori_lukey
Singapore, Singapore666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Museum of Broken Relationships was a pleasant surprise that we did not expect to find in Zagreb. It is an experience that is unique to the city, which houses mementos that come from relationships, be it romantic, familial or just plain weird. I find this museum to be one of the rare few that I relate to the most, because some of the stories that accompany the display items are really personal and human, unlike traditional museums.

This is a highly recommended place, as you can find yourself lost in all the sad, funny and personal stories of heartbreaks all over the world, which is quite the experience. All of them are worth reading and makes you think a lot of the relationships you had. The best thing that I liked about the museum? Anyone can send their item and story to the museum.
Written January 29, 2020
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Museum of Broken Relationships is heartbreaking, funny, and human in ways that other museums just don't reach. You will find a series of objects spread across about 6 rooms with a description of how that object ties into the failed relationship. The stories range in length, humor, and heart. There are not many museums where I want to read everything in it, but this was one of them. This is quite simply the best thing to do in Zagreb and one of the best museums I have ever been in. This is a must see.
Written July 21, 2021
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RBaz84
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I had heard of this museum before coming to Zagreb, but only decided to go in when I found myself passing by one morning. I am so glad I did. It's fairly small but truly one of a kind, and probably the only museum where I've felt compelled to read the label on every exhibit. The stories range from the funny to the tragic, and though the majority of relationships presented are romantic, the handful of familial stories are actually some of the most heartbreaking. Overall the effect is curiously life-affirming, a reminder that ultimately it is human relationships that shape and define our time on Earth.
Written August 29, 2021
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Paul J
Bethesda, MD736 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is an amazing concept for a museum, and many of the individual artifacts' stories are compelling, amusing or sad. This is definitely a place to come if you have ever had a relationship, and if you have patience to read each entry and reflect. A group of teenagers when we were there ran through this, absolutely mystified.
Written May 20, 2022
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Ugnius
Vilnius, Lithuania48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Solo
Idea of the museum itself is nice, however some of the stories are really depressed and death related. I expected more funny stories. Cafe that shares the same entrance as museum did not take my order for almost 10 mins and I had to leave since the person left somewhere even if she/he saw that I was there and waiting
Written October 4, 2021
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Thank you for your review! We're glad that you liked the idea and most of the stories displayed, but we're really sorry to hear that you were waiting in the cafe and haven't been served at the end. We believe that your order would have been taken shortly afterward. Not trying to make excuses for such a treatment, but in the cafe it can get really crowded all of a sudden, so it could be possible reason for such a long waiting time.
Written March 3, 2022
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