Typhlological museum will raise your awareness towards people with disabilities. Learn about the obstacles they have to overcome and see the artworks of the blind and visually impaired artists.
TIP: BE SURE TO TRY OUT THE DARK ROOM NAD TRY TO NAVIGATE WITHOUT SIGHT. YOU CAN TAKE A RECORDING OF YOUR DARK ROOM EXPERIENCE WITH YOU AS A SOUVENIR.
Typhlological museum in Zagreb is one of the rare museums in Europe dealing with the problems of disabled persons.
As a matter of fact, the museum exhibition is completely accessible to the disabled.
Not only is it a place in which people with disabilities can participate in its activities, but also a place which enables you to become familiar with the lives of disabled persons.
Raise your awareness by experiencing the Dark Room. Feel free to grab one of the poles before entering. Once you enter you might wait for your eyes to adjust, but they won’t. Allow your remaining senses, touch, hearing and smell to guide you.
Typhlological museum collections
- Collection of objects
- Art collection – mostly made by self-educated blind sculptors
- Ophthalmological collection
- Photographs collection
- Archival Material collection
- Publications in relief alphabets collection
- The Wagner Donation – teaching aids for mathematics and physics
Typhlological museum permanent exhibitions
- Dark Room
- The Origins of Institutional Care for the Blind
- Everyday life in the National Institute for Education of Blind Children
- Development of the Script for Blind People
- Keeping up with time…
- Art Work by Blind Authors
Typhlological museum opening hours
Monday – Wednesday 9:00-16:00
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Library working hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 10:00-12:00
Typhlological museum ticket prices
Adults – 20 HRK
Students – 15 HRK
Disabled persons and Seniors (65+) – Free
Expert guidance – 150 HRK
Please schedule group visits in advance.
What can you see and do at the Typhlological museum?
In the first place, every exhibit is reachable and touchable so it is accessible to the disabled.
A museum where your senses are awakened and provide you with insight into a different world.
For example, the Dark Room lets you experience the world without visual information. It forces your remaining senses touch, hearing and smell to awaken. The experience is recorded and you can take it with you as a souvenir. All will appreciate seeing what it takes to function as a blind person in a very visual world.
Seeing-eye dogs, rehabilitation and therapy dogs are welcome. A fully accessible toilet is located in the Museum.
Can freely move through the Museum with the help of the Braille guide or with the guidance the museum’s staff.
Please announce your visit in advance by email and join a sign language group tour on Wednesdays.
Can easily access the museum’s exhibition area and storeroom. Please note that there is no permanent ramp into the building so please announce your visit.
How to get to Typhlological museum?
The Typhlological Museum is located in the centre of Zagreb, close to hotel Sheraton.
Take the tram no. 6 from ban Jelačić Square heading west toward Sopot. Get off on the third stop, Branimirova Street station. Turn into Draškovićeva Street. You will find tactile strips on the pavement that will take you from the tram stop to the Museum.
The Museum is located in Parking Zone I. 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 are handicapped parking spaces in Šenoina Street.
Taxi or UBER is always an option.