Museum of Arts and Crafts is one of the best museums in Zagreb. With its 130 years of tradition, it is one of the leading cultural institutions in Croatia. A must see for Arts and Crafts lovers!
TIP: THIS IS FIRST PURPOSE-BUILT MUSEUM IN CROATIA. THE MUSEUM HOLDS ONE OF THE OLDEST PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIONS IN THE WORLD.
Museum of Arts and Crafts was founded in 1880. For this reason, it is one of the first such institutions in Europe. Its objective to this day is to preserve traditional values of crafts.
The collection is systematically built up by the acquisition of Croatian and European objects, as well as numerous donations. Today, the collection numbers some 100.000 items of fine and applied arts from the 14th-century till today.
The Museum today is exhibiting around 3000 objects in 14 rooms on three floors. The exhibition illustrates a chronological stylistic period from Gothic to Art Déco.
Museum of Arts and Crafts Collection compromises:
- Graphic art
- Clocks and watches
- Graphic and product design
- Photography (one of the oldest in the world) and photographic equipment
- Fabric and fashion
- Musical instruments
- Painted leather
- Printing and bookbinding
The building is a monument on its own. The first purpose-built museum in Croatia was made by Herman Bollé in 1888. This grand Historicist palace is styled in the spirit of the German Renaissance.
Museum of Arts and Crafts opening times
- Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-19:00
- Sunday 10:00-14:00
- Closed on Mondays and national holidays.
Museum of Arts and Crafts ticket prices
- Adults – 40 HRK
- Seniors 65+ and students – 20 HRK
- Family ticket – 70 HRK
Free with ZagrebCard
Museum of Arts and Crafts Exhibitions
- Exhibition of Croatian Design 1718 (until November 25th)
What can you see and do at the Museum of Arts and Crafts?
No matter when you are in Zagreb, the Museum of Arts and Crafts is definitely worth seeing. It is an amazing and beautiful historical building located beside the Croatia National Theatre and the Academy of Music and near the Mimara Museum.
You can spend 2 hours exploring their permanent display of amazing furniture, artwork, textiles, clocks, ceramics and fashion items. Get to see the lifestyle of the local aristocracy through the ages.
Mobile guides in foreign languages are available.
How to get to the Museum of Arts and Crafts?
The museum is located 10 minutes walking distance from Zagreb ban Jelačić square.
If you are coming by car you can find parking in the neighbouring streets or park at the close by Tuškanac parking garage.
The Museum is located in Zagreb Parking Zone 1. for more information look at our guide Where to Park in Zagreb?