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Croatian History Museum (Hrvatski Povijesni Muzej)

Matoseva 9, Zagreb 1000, Croatia
+385 1 4851 900
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Skip it if you are doubtful

We we disappointed. The Zagreb museum directory made it sound bigger and more comprehensive than... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
via mobile
Very good but you NEED a guide

Very interesting museum about the important history of Croatia. Currently the exhibition is about... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Nicolas K
via mobile
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Located in a beautiful 18th-century Baroque palace, this museum houses more than 140,000 artifacts.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible6%
18 Aug 2017
“Skip it if you are doubtful ”
27 Jul 2016
“Very good but you NEED a guide”
Matoseva 9, Zagreb 1000, Croatia
+385 1 4851 900
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Reviewed 18 August 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.

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Reviewed 27 July 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 21 June 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 4 June 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 26 September 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 19 August 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 12 August 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
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The museum was small and focused art displaying images from the war. The best part of this museum was the staff. They made themselves readily available, spoke great English, and can tell you everything about Croatia's history, culture and people. We spent about 45 mins...More

1  Thank 75Eefje
Reviewed 2 August 2015

I was looking forward to learning about Croatian history, at least the Zagreb version, unfortunately it was closed (or moved), instead I saw a very extensive hand held small arm collection (few hundred) dating back to the 14th century. The exhibit should be called the...More

Thank 7sites
Reviewed 14 February 2015

The current small exhibition can be seen in about 30 minutes (WWI) but if you enjoy architecture you'll get a bonus look into part of a formerly grand home. The museum has a large collection but unfortunately most of it is in storage now as...More

Thank Saranger
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