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“Excellent museum with world-class exhibits”

Archaeological Museum and Andautonia Archaeological Park
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum contains monuments from the Greek and Roman periods, and the nearby park is an active excavation site of the Roman town of Andautonia.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent museum with world-class exhibits”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

The collections in this museum reflect the fact that Zagreb has always been an important hub for anyone travelling from Western Europe to the East, or vice versa - many civilizations have been here both passing through and settling, hence they have a special long and interesting history. I was impressed with the quality of the items they have on show and thankful that they have survived here intact despite the recent troubles. They are well presented in a very interesting old building too (although this must limit what they can do, I'm sure they have lots more not displayed). The staff on the desk were extremely helpful and spoke good English, there is a reduced rate for older people which I didn't ask for but was given anyway. Some of the artefacts are very familiar to anyone who visits museums in the UK, the young guy on the desk reminded me that we had been part of the same civilization for some 400 years! (the Roman empire). Well worth a trip but I fear a lot of people just walk past, it isn't that well advertised although very central in Zabgreb. There is a free outside seating area at the back of the museum (with another entrance from the street behind) where you can meet up with friends and buy coffee, you sit in a nice shady garden with more Roman stone work on display.

Visited June 2013
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“Just the Archaeological Museum in the city of Zagreb”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Behind the unimposing facade is an extraordinary collection of art, well presented and labeled. The prehistoric section contains an unusual idol and animnal-shaped vase. The Etruscan section is not to be missed. The Egyptian section contains some spectacular objects including a mummy of 4th century BC date wrapped in linen bandages which are inscribed with the longest known Etruscan (yes, Etruscan!) inscription. This alone is worth the price of admission and is a well kept secret on view in a gallery of its own. The newly installed sections about daily life in the Classical world are informative in the extreme. The numismatic section is extensive and interesting. If you are interested in the ancient world in general this is a not to miss museum. There is a garden on the museum grounds with a nice cafe and shop as well which most visitors tend to overlok and miss.

Visited July 2013
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Wolfville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

This was an amazing museum! There are so many interesting pieces from Roman and Greek times, and they have an Etruscan mummy! The longest Etruscan text in the world is also housed here. You could easily spend a whole day reading everything, but 2-3 hours is probably enough.

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Dont expect too much”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Archaeological Museum is located in the hearth of Zagreb on Zrinjevac. It is very nice museum but maybe to small. Someone who visited some museums in bigger towns in Europe may be expected too much. It is just nice place to see something interesting. The people are very friendly and helpful so don´t hesitate to ask anything.
Andautonia is located little bit far from center but with car it is easily to find. I don´t know if there is some bus. It is also to small for my opinion but nice place to see if you have opportunity.

Visited October 2011
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