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Glyptotheque Zagreb – Biggest Sculpture Collection in Croatia

Glyptotheque Zagreb is a unique institution. Home to sculptures from Antiquity until the present day. The 1864 former factory is one of the best-preserved industrial buildings in Zagreb.

TIP: THE PERMANENT DISPLAY INCLUDES CASTS OF SIGNIFICANT CROATIAN WORKS. TOP EXHIBITIONS OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND DESIGN ARE FREQUENTLY HELD HERE!

Glyptotheque Zagreb is a Sculpture Museum and an integral part of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Established back in 1937 their main purpose was to present plaster casts of immovable Croatian cultural heritage monuments.

Since 1950 they have been acquiring Croatian sculptures, frescoes & items of cultural heritage. Today, their museum is enriched with numerous works of Croatian sculpture of the 19th and 20th century!

Glyptotheque Zagreb Sculpture Exhibit

Glyptotheque Zagreb Sculpture Exhibit

Up until now they have acquired over 13,000 items. Both plaster casts and original works of Croatian sculpting.

It is located in a previous tannery and leather factory which was built in 1864. One of the best-preserved industrial buildings in Zagreb. In 2000 they added a Sculpture Park alongside the Glyptotheque.

Glyptotheque Zagreb can accommodate business meetings and events.

Glyptotheque Zagreb Collections

  • The Collection of Plaster Casts of Sculptures. Antiquity items from the 5th century BC to the 1st century BC
  • Plaster Cast collection of Sculptures and Inscriptions from the Immoveable Monuments of the Croatian Cultural Heritage. Dating from the 9th to the 15th century
  • Copies of Frescos from the 11th to the 16th century
  • Plaster Casts of Stechaks from the 13th to the 16th century
  • Croatian Sculpting collection from the 19th to the 21st century
  • Medals and Plaques
  • The Study Collection of Drawings by Croatian Artists
  • Works of Juraj Matejev Dalmatinac (George of Dalmatia)
  • Votive Plaques of Mariners from Perast, Boka Kotorska
  • The Zlatko Zlatić collection of sculptures, Zoo in Zagreb

Glyptotheque Zagreb opening hours

The galleries:

Tuesday-Friday 11:00-19:00
Saturday-Sunday 10:00-14:00

The permanent display:

March 1 to November 1
Tuesday-Friday 11:00-19:00
Saturday-Sunday 10:00-14:00

Closed on Mondays and on holidays

October 1 to March 1
Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00

Closed during weekend

Glyptotheque Zagreb ticket prices

Adults – 20 HRK

Children, students and seniors – 10 HRK

Family ticket – 40 HRK

Guided tours

Expert-guided tours can be organised with the previous announcement.

Museum Shop

Museum publications can be purchased at the ticket office.

Limited wheelchair access!

Glyptotheque Zagreb Exhibition

13th Triennial of Croatian Sculpture is scheduled in June, July 2018.

Permanent display is open.

What can you see and do at Glyptotheque Zagreb?

If you like art you should definitely visit this magnificent gallery and sculpture archive.
It offers an old-fashioned atmosphere in one of the best-preserved industrial buildings in Zagreb. A former red-brick leather tannery.

The permanent display includes casts of significant immoveable Croatian monuments and original sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Glyptotheque Zagreb Sculpture Exhibit

Glyptotheque Zagreb Sculpture Exhibit

In addition, top exhibitions are frequently held here.

How to get to Glyptotheque Zagreb?

Accessible on foot from Zagreb ban Jelačić square. Head north, pass through Tkalčićeva Street and Kaptol centre. It is some 10 minutes walking distance from Ban Jelačić square.

Parking

Parking Zone 2. is available in the surrounding streets. Read our guide about Zagreb Parking, Garages and Zones, Where to Park in Zagreb? We update it regularly with the latest rates, and guides on how to pay for parking in Zagreb.

There is an underground garage in the Kaptol centre, parking is 8kn/h (0-24 h).

Taxi or UBER is always an option.

Contact

Address

Medvedgradska ulica 2

Web

gliptoteka.mdc.hr

Email

[email protected]

Phone

+385 1 4686 050

Opening hours

The galleries:

Tuesday-Friday 11:00-19:00
Saturday-Sunday 10:00-14:00

The permanent display:

March 1 to November 1
Tuesday-Friday 11:00-19:00
Saturday-Sunday 10:00-14:00

Closed on Mondays and on holidays

October 1 to March 1
Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00

Closed during weekend

Admission

Adults – 20 HRK
Children, students and seniors – 10 HRK
Family ticket – 40 HRK

Guided tours

Expert-guided tours can be organised with previous announcment.

Limited wheelchair access

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