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Croatian History Museum (Hrvatski Povijesni Muzej)

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Not what I expected

The museum is quite small: it would take 45min-1hour at maximum to visit. It only shows a series of... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Anastasia G
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
via mobile
Small Museum

They did have a small museum collection which was currently about the Homeland War in the Dubrovnik... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Ana G
Sydney, Australia
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May 27, 2018
“Not what I expected”
Mar 11, 2018
“Small Museum”
Located in a beautiful 18th-century Baroque palace, this museum houses more than 140,000 artifacts.
Matoseva 9, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4851 900
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

This is the smallest history museum I’ve visited - but that’s really only half the story. The current exhibition is essentially random items taken from the museum’s archive with minimal curation (ie only linking items by theme). It’s very hard to follow and there’s very...More

Thank JSW390
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The museum is quite small: it would take 45min-1hour at maximum to visit. It only shows a series of photos& objects from Iugoslavia time, but a guide is definitely needed, not just the succint descriptions they have. It is not a must if in Zagreb!

Thank Anastasia G
Reviewed March 11, 2018

They did have a small museum collection which was currently about the Homeland War in the Dubrovnik region. There was a lot of information there however only half of it was in English.

Thank Ana G
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We we disappointed. The Zagreb museum directory made it sound bigger and more comprehensive than it was. Total focus was on recent war.

1  Thank ridger2222
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum about the important history of Croatia. Currently the exhibition is about the year 1945, so the end of WW2, fascism, communism. You can spend one good hour there, but everything is written in Croatian so you need a guide. Martina guided me...More

1  Thank Nicolas K
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The exhibition about 1945 was wonderful. Staff is nice and helpful. Although its very small the quality of material is wonderfull

1  Thank Blackie K
Reviewed June 4, 2016

The museum of Croatian history holdings consist of around 300,000 objects divided into 17 collections. The museum does not have a permanent display. Instead, it only holds temporary exhibitions due to lack of space. Now they had a temporary exhibition about the year 1945, which...More

Thank leffex
Reviewed September 26, 2015

There is absolutely nothing in it. All they had was a series of photographs from the Balkan wars in the 1990s but there was no information about what happened in the war and nothing on anything else. Completely and utterly dreadful

1  Thank B T
Reviewed August 19, 2015

The museum is small and doesn't seem to have a permanent exhibition yet. We visited while the "Faces of War" exhibition was on. It really shows you the impact of the war in the 90s, both on the country and the individuals. It is better...More

1  Thank Marike A
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The museum is all about some pictures from the independence war! Is this the only history of Croatia or Zagreb? Nothing from ancient times or medieval times! I believe it should be called the Independence War Museum. I wouldn't recommend to spend time or put...More

Thank Andijani_H
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