The best museums in Croatia in December 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Croatia, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Croatian Museum of Naïve Art1

    Croatian Museum of Naïve Art

    The Croatian Museum of Naïve Art is an art musuem in Zagreb that displays pieces of art of naïve artists of the 20th century. Its collection contains about 2,000 pieces, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints. Of the whole collection, the Croatian Museum of Naïve Art displays about 80
  2. Museum of Broken Relationships2

    Museum of Broken Relationships

    The Museum of Broken Relationships is all about failed love relationships. The museum displays personal objects left over from former lovers. The objects are accompanied with descriptions giving context. The Museum of Broken Relationships encourages discussion and reflection on the fragility of huma
  3. Zagreb Zoo3

    Zagreb Zoo

    The Zagreb Zoo is one of three (major) zoo parks in Croatia and was founded in 1925. The Zagreb Zoo is home to more than 2,000 animals that represent 275 species. Among other animals, the zoo is home to a snow leopard, a North China leopard, a red panda, a chimpanzee, a monkey, a hippopotamus and a
  4. Archaeological Museum in Zagreb4

    Archaeological Museum in Zagreb

    The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb illustrates the development of material and spiritual culture on the territory of continental Croatia during 2,5 million years, from the Early Stone Age, the Late Stone Age, the Copper Age, various phases of the Bronze Age, to the Early and Late Iron Age. The muse
  5. Zagreb City Museum5

    Zagreb City Museum

    The Zagreb City Museum is housed in a restored monumental complex of the Convent of the Poor Clares of 1650. The museum is dedicated to the cultural, artistic, economic and political history of Zagreb. The museum holds a collection of more than 75,000 pieces from the prehistory, to Roman times to th
  6. Atelier Mestrovic6

    Atelier Mestrovic

    The Meštrović Atelier is an art museum in Zagreb that holds a collection of works by Ivan Meštrović. The atelier is an adapted part of the complex that Meštrović renovated at the beginning of the 20th century, when he returned to Croatia after he had become a renowned artist in Vienna, Paris, Rome,
  7. Museum of Arts and Crafts7

    Museum of Arts and Crafts

    The Museum of Arts and Crafts is a museum in Zagreb that holds more than 160,000 objects spanning from 4th to 20th century, comprising architecture, ceramics, clocks, glassware, furniture, graphic design, musical instruments, objects related to devotion, objects of ivory and metal, painted leather,
  8. Mimara Museum8

    Mimara Museum

    The Mimara Museum is a museum in Zagreb that hold the collection of of Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara, with objects dating from the prehistoric period up to the 20th century. The works on display in the museum include works by French painters (Georges de La Tour, Boucher, Chardin, Delacroix, Corot, M
  9. Technical Museum9

    Technical Museum

    The Technical Museum in Zagreb is housed in protected wooden buildings designed by Marijan Haberle. The museum holds a collection of over 10,000 objects of which around 1,000 are on display in the Technical Museum itself. The displayed items include ojects of everyday life that are typical of the in
  10. 10

    Museum of Illusions

    In the unusual Museum of Illusions in Zagreb, visitors enter the world of illusions and experience that nothing is what it appears to be. Visitors to the museum get encouraged to interact with the displays and become the exhibits. The Museum of Illusions contains around 70 'displays' where you defy
  11. Tortureum - Museum of Torture11

    Tortureum - Museum of Torture

    Tortureum - Museum of Torture holds a collection of instruments of torture and execution that have been employed since the ancient times to the present day, illustrating violence throughout history. The museum has around 70 instruments of torture on display. Multimedia guides let visitors learn more
  12. Museum of Contemporary Art12

    Museum of Contemporary Art

    The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb is the biggest and most modern museum in Croatia. The museum holds a collection of around 12,000 objects, of which around 600 are on display in the Museum of Contemporary Art itself. The collection includes works by Croatian artists such as Julije Knifer, Toš
  13. Art Pavilion in Zagreb13

    Art Pavilion in Zagreb

    The Art Pavilion in Zagreb is the oldest (art) gallery in Southeast Europe. The gallery specialises in solo and group exhibitions that represent oeuvres and art movements from all periods and styles, with both Croatian and international artists. Because of this, the museum doesn't have an own collec
  14. Croatian State Archives14

    Croatian State Archives

  15. Drazen Petrovic Museum - Memorial Center15

    Drazen Petrovic Museum - Memorial Center

    The Drazen Petrovic Museum - Memorial Center is dedicated to the Croatian professional basketball player Dražen Petrović who played in the NBA until he passed away in a car accident in 1993. This Drazen Petrovic Museum commemorates Dražen’s personal life and trophies. The museum includes items from
  16. Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters16

    Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters

    The Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters is an art museum in Zagreb that is housed in the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The collection it holds and exhibits was donated to the city by Bishop Josip Juraj Strossmayer in 1884. The collection contains around 4,000 works, of which around 250 are o
  17. Zagreb Ethnographic Museum17

    Zagreb Ethnographic Museum

    The Zagreb Ethnographic Museum holds a collection of around 80,000 objects relating to the ethnographic heritage of Croatia. The collection is segmented in three cultural zones: the Pannonian, Dinaric and Adriatic. In the Zagreb Ethnographic Museum itself, around 2,800 objects are on display, includ
  18. Typhlological museum18

    Typhlological museum

    The Typhlological museum in Zagreb shows how the blind have been trained for various jobs through history and displays items that were made by blind people. Furthermore, the museum holds an old telephone exchange system that was used by blind people for working. The Typhlological museum and its exhi
  19. Zagreb Observatory19

    Zagreb Observatory

    The Zagreb Observatory (Zagreb Astronomical Observatory) features a main telescope that is a 175/1400 mm TMB APO refracting telescope. The grounds where the observatory is situated includes a lecture room for an audience of 50, a room for astrophotography, 5 offices, a library and a small common spa
  20. Meštrović Pavilion20

    Meštrović Pavilion


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