The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War

The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War, Karlovac

The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War

The Museum of Army Collections from the Croatian Homeland War
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The city of Karlovac and its defenders endured fierce attacks in the Homeland War and played a key role in the defence of the Croatian territory, as well as in the creation of the independent Republic of Croatia. Karlovac, a fortress city in the shape of a star, has always been an indispensable part of the European and Croatian history. This unique museum tells the story of the fearlessness of Croatian defenders and the invincibility of the city on four rivers. The permanent interactive museum exhibition containing 350 original artefacts and more than 3 hours of multimedia content through which visitors can discover contemporary Croatian history. The exhibition also presents 23 exhibits featuring large-scale combat technology, with an emphasis on the ones manufactured domestically. The museum also has a Memorial Room of the Fallen Karlovac Defenders from the Homeland War, a multi-purpose hall, library and a souvenir shop.
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Andr3a1o
Zagreb, Croatia1,032 contributions
Aug 2021
We visited it on our first day of vacation, on our way to the coast. Very instructive and I definitely recommend younger generations to go visit it.
The permanent exhibition is located on several floors, as well as outside of the museum. Weapons, tanks, various recordings, newspaper clippings and more ... Although sad, it is worth seeing and finding out some new details about the Homeland War that you may not have known.
Written October 26, 2021
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Jo M
107 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a moving experience! This museum strikes a perfect balance between information and emotional connection. As Americans trying to understand the Homeland War, we came away with a deeper understanding of history that was made in our lifetime and with deeper empathy for the people who lived through the horrors of war. Great museum.
Written October 5, 2021
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Ljubica B
London, UK4,956 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Is a small museum... but has a good collection of guns, letters, pictures and artillery.
The entrance is 60 kunas that ticket is valid as well for the parking.

The outdoors museum is beautiful.
I’m a bit croat and I had found this place very emotional.

If you like history this is the place.
Toilets were clean they have a nice coffee bar.

Written October 14, 2019
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Thank you very much Llubi for a kind review.
Written October 5, 2020
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Jlg
Bensheim, Germany144 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Beware! This museum only covers the war from the Croatian point of view. It’s a very one-sided view of the 1991-1995 war. The exposition was not very well curated, some rooms are not accessible, visitor flow was also fairly complicated, and some of the exhibitions outside were not from that conflict. Cannot recommend, unless you are Croatian.
Written August 18, 2021
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jasmina_klc
Karlovac89 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
This is an open air museum with 3 buildings destroyed in the Croatian Homeland War of the 90s and many vehicles and weapons that were used in the war: tanks, howitzers, planes...
You can take your time and read the text on the information boards that will give you the insight into the events that took place here.
On the one hand it is cool to check out the weaponry and take photos of yourself behind a barrel of one of the howitzers but on the other, the place evokes deep feelings and serves as a reminder of the perilous times back in the 90s.

The museum can be reached by car, bike or even on foot if you don't mind a longer walk. It's on the outskirts of Karlovac (Turanj), on the road to Plitvice Lakes. You can also take the local bus from tržnica (market; near McDonalds and main bus station) to Turanj.
Written April 26, 2013
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Danijela M
5 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
It was very interesting seeing the various military vehicles and planes. On the southern entrances to the city of Karlovac, between the Karlovac-Slunj-Plitvice-Split state road and the Korana River, in the suburb of Turanj, lie the remnants of Austrian army barracks, a witness to the interesting and abundant military past of the town of Karlovac. Must stop and visit!
Written March 29, 2018
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Jill3216_13
Geelong, Australia510 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
We visited this small outdoor museum in May this year. The various military vehicles, weaponry and information boards were very interesting, but one could not help but feel a great sense of sadness while visiting this site.
Written August 2, 2014
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Charlie
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
Mar 2021
An excellent assemblage of materials and objects that facilitate understandings of both the broader elements of 1991-95 war in Croatia as well as specific insights into how the war was fought in the strategic town of Karlovac. Friendly staff and English-language audio guides available.
Written March 24, 2021
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Ruth20904
Colesville, MD342 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Museum is still not open as of March 2019, although progress from previous posts has been made. Wouldn’t say it is worth a stop unless you are interested in war-related vehicles - tanks, planes - until the museum building is open.
Written March 19, 2019
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J-Szy8
Pennsylvania218 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
All that is currently available is the outside display of vehicles, aircraft and destroyed buildings. Still interesting place to stop if you have ten or fifteen minutes to spare.
Written April 15, 2018
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