Technical Museum Nikola Tesla will show you the evolution of science and technology. In addition, experience a 350-meter model mine underneath the museum or observe a rotating magnetic field and Tesla’s inventions.
TIP: THE TRAM CAR M24 FROM 1924 DRIVES MUSEUM VISITORS AROUND ZAGREB EVERY SUNDAY AT 9:30 AM. THE APIARY IS OPEN FOR VISITORS ONLY DURING SUMMER. THE MUSEUM MAINTAINS THE OLDEST PRESERVED STEAM ENGINE IN THE AREA.
Technical Museum Nikola Tesla shows the development and application of technological advances. Along with its permanent display, it features special exhibits such as the Planetarium, the Apisarium, the Mine, and the Nikola Tesla study.
The museum was established in 1954 to promote science and technology. Since 1958 it is situated in the former Zagreb Fair wooden buildings in the city centre.
The building is an exhibit on its own. A rare early 20th-century example of European engineering concept of expo-halls timber structures with a large span.
Throughout the years they collected some 10,000 items typical for the 19th and 20th-century industrial era. The museum is interesting as you get to see the evolution of science and technology through their displays.
Technical Museum Nikola Tesla Exhibitions
- Energy Transformation displaying steam engines, internal combustion motors and a collection of machine models
- Means of Transportation exhibiting 20th-century airplanes, a locomotive, Dubrovnik tram car, old mobiles and military vehicles
- Fire-Fighting Department of historic vehicles and firefighting equipment
- Essential Agriculture exhibits with live Apiary
- Astronautics Department with a Planetarium exhibiting famous spacecraft, rocket-carriers, and orbit stations
- Geology/Mining/Oil featuring a 350-meter model mine and displaying methods we used to find ores and minerals
- A Demonstration Cabinet of Nikola Tesla in Major Figures of Croatian Science and Technology section
Technical Museum Nikola Tesla opening times
Tuesday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday 9:00 – 13:00
Closed on Monday.
Disabled access is limited to the ground floor.
Special exhibits opening hours
Tuesday – Friday:
- Mine at 3:30 PM
- Nikola Tesla Demonstration Cabinet at 3 PM
- Planetarium (Croatian only) at 4 PM
Saturday – Sunday:
- Mine at 11:30 AM
- Nikola Tesla Demonstration Cabinet at 11 AM
- Planetarium (Croatian only) at Noon
Free Museum Tram Ride on Sunday at 9:30 AM.
Technical Museum Nikola Tesla ticket prices
Adults – 20 HRK
Groups of 15+ – 15 HRK
Children under 7 – free
Planetarium, temporary exhibitions, and popular-science lectures
Adults – 15 HRK
Experience a free Museum Tram Ride every Sunday at 9:30 AM. It departs from the nearby Dražen Petrović square station.
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What can you see and do at the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla?
Spend a couple of hours at the Technical Museum. Especially interesting to kids as it features steam-engine locomotives, scale models of satellites and spaceships.
350-meter model mine is situated underneath the museum in the old ventilation shafts.
In the first place, the agriculture, geology, energy and transport departments all promote and display the progress of science and technology.
We recommend scheduling your visit to be on time for the Mine tour, Nikola Tesla lecture and a visit to the Planetarium.
For this reason, the tours take 20 minutes so you will have enough time to visit all tours. The Mine and the Planetarium are open only during guided tours.
Although, the Planetarium is in Croatian only you will enjoy views of a starry sky from the North Pole to the equator. It is not recommended for children under 7 years old.
How to get to Technical Museum Nikola Tesla?
The Technical Museum is easily reachable by foot or by tram. From ban Jelačić Square you can take trams no. 12, 13, 14 and 17 heading west and stop at the 3rd Technical Museum and Student Centre stop.
The public car park can be found behind the Museum.
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Buses for organized groups may park at the Museum courtyard, but schedule in advance.
Taxi or UBER is always an option.