Ethnographic Museum Zagreb presents Croatia’s cultural heritage through the ages. Explore the traditional way of life in Croatia.
TIP: WE RECOMMEND TO START FROM THE TOP. ON THE 1ST FLOOR YOU CAN EXPERIENCE CROATIA’S TRADITIONS. THE GROUND FLOOR EXHIBITS EXTRA-EUROPEAN CULTURES AND TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS.
Ethnographic Museum Zagreb holds a vast collection of more than 85.000 items, but only 2800 are on display in the museum.
The museum took special attention to collecting material cultural objects. Items such as ceremonial dresses, laces, music instruments, furniture, cooking utensils and tools.
The Croatian folk costumes, which can be found on the first floor, are arranged according to the three ethnographic zones:
They showcase festive costumes from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Not only can you experience the traditional Croatian way of life, but the museum also displays artefacts from Africa, Australia, Asia, South America and the South Seas. The ground floor displays have been donated by Dragutin Lerman, Mirko and Stevo Seljan.
The museum itself is situated in a former one-time Trades Hall of 1903. A Secession building designed by the architect Vjekoslav Bastl.
Ethnographic Museum Zagreb opening hours
- Tuesdays-Thursdays 10:00-18:00
- Fridays-Sundays 10:00-13:00
Closed on Monday and during holidays.
Access for visitors with special needs and disabilities can be arranged in advance.
Ethnographic Museum Shop
Here you can find the most interesting and authentic souvenirs. They are in part related to the temporary exhibition.
All of the items are made by Croatian craftsmen and artists who use the ethnographic themes.
Ethnographic Museum Zagreb ticket prices
- Adults – 20 HRK
- Children, school-children and students – 15 HRK
- Family Ticket – 40 HRK
- Croatian – 75 HRK
- English – 150 HRK
You can pay in HRK with Cash and Credit Cards.
What can you see and do at the Ethnographic Museum Zagreb?
At the museum, you will get in touch mostly with Croatian tradition and culture. We recommend starting from the top. The exhibition of Croatian festive costumes and traditions. On the ground floor, you get to see artefacts from Africa, Australia, Asia, South America and the South Seas. As well as the temporary exhibition.
We especially recommend visiting the museum shop as they hold some unique hand-made souvenirs.
How to get to the Ethnographic Museum Zagreb?
The museum is located just south of Croatia National Theater. From the Ban Jelačić Square, it is some 15 minutes walking distance.
You can park around Marulić Square, in Runjaninova and Crnatkova Street.
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