A very good collection of Croatian costumes and rustic furniture, it is well laid out and very interesting. The main collection is held on the upper floors; on the ground floor is the collection of two intrepid Croatian explorers who travelled Africa, the Pacific and India amongst other places, this room has a little bit of everything. Also on the ground floor is a temporary exhibition, which when we visited was about tobacco. It was superb, although the descriptions are in Croatian we were provided with an English translation by the helpful admissions desk. Apart from the giant pipes, different packaging of tobacco and cigarettes and someone’s matchbox collection, there was a very revealing exhibit of early advertising posters for cigarettes, some manufacturers had quite outrageous and almost comical claims for their products. Lucky Strike cigarettes were apparently recommended by doctors because they were kinder to your throat, Kent cigarettes were the cigarette of choice for scientists and there was also the claim from another manufacturer that their cigarette was an important aide in overcoming the craving for fattening food.
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