Museums that you will find only in Zagreb and enjoy like never before
How to spend time in Zagreb in a unique and unforgettable way? Of course, in addition to sightseeing, enjoying the city parks, coffee culture, gastronomy and all other that make everyday life in Zagreb, we bring you a list of museums that you should definitely visit in Zagreb because they can be visited only in Zagreb.
Museum of Broken Relationships
The Museum of Broken Relationships is a museum in Zagreb in the beautiful baroque Kulmer palace in the Upper Town. It is dedicated to failed love relationships and its exhibits include personal objects left over from former lovers, accompanied by brief descriptions.
The "museum" began as a traveling collection of donated items. Since then, it has found a permanent location in Zagreb. It received the Kenneth Hudson Award for Europe's most innovative museum in 2011. In the Museum you will find the Brokenships Bistro & Cafe where you can enjoy a yummy and comforting meal or just enjoy a cup of coffee or a pint of local craft beer.
If you have already been in some of the Museum of Broken Relationships that doesn't mean that we are wrong when talking about the Museum as only in the world. The truth is that the Museum of Broken Relationship is a global-crowded project with permanent museum outposts in Zagreb and Los Angeles, as well there are traveling exhibitions of the Museum all over the world. That's why some of you have been already visited the Museum of Broken Relationships, but not the one in Zagreb – the original one 😊 If you want to visit and enjoy the Museum in Zagreb, you can do it every day from 9:00 to 22:30.
Zagreb 80's Museum
How many times did you watch a movie Back to the Future? Well, this museum is a great way to feel a feeling of going back to the Golden '80s in Zagreb. The Zagreb 80's is located in the historical part of the city and it is easy to reach it. Its space is a reconstruction of everyday life in former Yugoslavia in a unique and interactive way that intersects past & future, way of life and heritage, memories & emotions. All visitors are encouraged to touch, feel, and interact with exposition to recall sweet moments, evoke nostalgia, and find out the way of life in the recent past. What is more interesting, it's that each object has its own story and unique background and we are 100% sure that it will contribute to your positive experience by visiting The Zagreb 80's Museum. The Museum is open every day from 11:00 to 21:00
Museum of Hangovers
Hangovers and museums are rarely a winning combination, but a new establishment in the Croatian capital Zagreb is hoping to provide a little hair of the dog.
The Museum of Hangovers – set up, inevitably, by students – is an homage to pounding headaches, alcoholic antics, and patchy memories, and is filled with objects acquired during various hangover-causing adventures.
The objects, from the offending bike pedal to mattresses and stop signs, have been spread through a series of themed areas, meant to recreate “the zig-zaggy walk home from the bar.” Visitors are led through a graffiti-covered ‘street room’, a ‘mirror room’ representing shopfronts, a ‘garden room’, and a potentially rather grim ‘messy room’.
The museum’s halls act as a directory of hangover stories – submitted by visitors or sent in by hungover souls all over the world – documenting amusing and embarrassing escapades on message boards and walls.
Interactive activities include balance altering specs known as “drunk goggles,” an opportunity to play so-called “drunk darts,” and a set of “drinkopoly,” a drinking game inspired by the tabletop classic. For the avoidance of doubt, the museum advises visitors to drink responsibly and plans soon to include a section on the “other side of alcohol” – warning visitors of the consequences should their boozing go too far. The Museum is open every day from 13:00 to 21:00, except on Mondays when it is closed.
Backo Mini Express
Choo choo! Kids (and big kids) will fall for this model railway displayed across 75 sq meters – the largest in southeastern Europe. The place is easily found in the historical part of the city, not far away from Ban Jelačić square. It's not only a place of interest for the enthusiasts because the presentations are well designed and build. Trains chug across 1050m of railway lines, through scenery meticulously crafted down to the finest detail, in this one-room museum. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00.
Drazen Petrovic Museum & Memorial Center
Visit a museum founded in honor of the best European basketball player in history – Drazen Petrovic. Croatian sensation Dražen Petrović, the one nicknamed ‘basketball’s Mozart’ is Europe’s greatest ever basketball export. Petrovic is considered the crucial part of the vanguard to the present-day mass influx of European players into the NBA. Petrovic’s No. 3 jersey was retired by the Nets in 1993, and in 2002 he was posthumously enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2013, he was voted the Best European Basketball player in History by players at the 2013 FIBA EuroBasket. The museum presents winning medals, rewards, personal items, letters, and gifts from fans. The Drazen Petrovic Memorial Center contains his No. 3 New Jersey Nets jersey and the watch that stopped when he died in a car crash. The Drazen Petrovic Memorial Center features 1000 memorabilia items and a video of his basketball highlights. The Museum is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 – 17:00, on Saturday from 10:00 – 14:00.
It is enough to visit one of these museums while having a good time and Zagreb will remain your heart. Live it & love it :)