Zagreb is a European city with the highest number of museums and galleries per capita.
Museum of Broken Relationships: As the name suggests, the museum is devoted to break-ups. Situated in the Upper Town, the museum was founded in 2010 by two Croatian artists whose love story had just come to an end. There is a kind of a therapeutic purpose to the exhibits, which have been donated to the museum by heartbroken people from around the world. There is a large collection of items, each accompanied by a panel explaining their significance to a relationship that did not work out or ended in a tragic way.
Museum of Illusions: It offers interactive, immersive, and fun experience for all generations. Amusing and awesome tricks will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain, and science so it will be easier to perceive why your eyes see things which your brain cannot understand.
Chocolate Museum: Recently opened this museum is a theme park dedicated to chocolate, its historical, geographical, and cultural meaning.
Croatian School Museum: The Museum holds collections of teaching aids, teaching materials and school equipment, students' and teachers' writings, textbooks and handbooks, school regulations, an archival collection of documents, a collection of photographs and a record file on schools.
Zagreb 80’s Museum: dedicated to present past in a new way. 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, and emotions.
Museum of Hangovers: As the name suggests, this unique museum pays homage to conversations with friends about your wildest nights out. It features rooms of various objects collected by people during their drunken aftermath. There you can find stuff ranging from random receipts to abandoned wedding dresses. The museum also features interactive exhibitions such as navigating using beer goggles and a place to share your own hangover stories. There is also a cute little boozy-themed gift shop.
Museum of Torture: It offers an insight into its unique collection of various instruments of torture and execution that have been employed since the ancient times to the present day. The Museum vividly depicts the notion of violence throughout history, with over 70 full-scale instruments of torture.
Nikola Tesla Technical Museum: dedicated to works of Nikola Tesla, one of the best inventors in the world best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system. Visitors can visit the replica of his laboratory, a mine, and a planetarium.
Dražen Petrović Memorial Museum: dedicated to Croatian greatest basketball player.
Museum of Contemporary Art: the biggest and most modern museum in Croatia. Video artworks are projected on 90 meters long LED screen which communicates art to visitors, by-passers, and drivers.
Zagreb City Museum: The museum shows Zagreb under the influence of politics, the church, history, economy, town-planning and architecture, the history of art and literature, and everyday life from prehistory until today.
Archaeological Museum: one of the oldest and one of the best museums in Zagreb. It is home to Zagreb Mummy and the longest Etruscan inscription in existence. Dating back to 3rd century BC.
Museum of Arts and Crafts: founded in 1880, its objective to this day is to preserve traditional values of crafts. Today, the collection numbers some 100,000 items of fine and applied arts from the 14th-century till today.
Ethnographic Museum: presents Croatia’s cultural heritage through the ages. It holds a vast collection of more than 85,000 items, but only 2,800 are on display in the museum. The museum took special attention to items such as ceremonial dresses, laces, music instruments, furniture, cooking utensils and tools.
Mimara Museum: One of the worlds’ largest private art collections. It houses 3,750 works of art donated by Ante Topić Mimara. The collection contains art from French impressionists to ancient pottery and Chinese jade. You can marvel at paintings of Goya, Velazquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Botticelli, El Greco, Renoir, Raphael, Titian, and many others. Some claim that the vast number of artworks is fake, but no-one has been able to prove it.
Backo Mini Express Museum: an amazing mini train museum filled with innovation and surprises.
Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters: A Fine Art Museum, founded by Josip Juraj Strossmayer, the bishop of Djakovo. Opened in 1884, it showcases an impressive collection of fine art.
Atelier Meštrović Zagreb: Dedicated to Ivan Meštrović, who was one of the most prominent Croatian artists: a sculptor, painter, architect, and writer. Atelier Meštrović holds an excellent collection of around 100 beautiful works of art from his life.
Image of War Museum Zagreb: emphasises the catastrophe war brings to individuals and societies. They showcase War Photography from world-renowned photojournalists and locals.
Croatian History Museum: a collection of nearly 300,000 museum artefacts. The collection of Croatian cultural and historical heritage from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Croatian Natural History Museum: founded in 1846 is the oldest and biggest natural history museum in Croatia. In addition, they have one of the biggest museum collections. A collection which holds of over 2 million artefacts and over 1 million animal specimens.
Mushroom Museum: It has up to 1,250 species of real mushrooms from around the world, including dozens of newly discovered species. The mushrooms are freeze-dried, which means they are alive, in their original form, size and colour, making the Mushroom Museum unique in the world.
Croatian Museum of Naïve Art: A small museum with a large collection of art. The collection features early masters of the Hlebine School, with works starting from the 1930s. It has around 1,900 different paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints.
Multimedia Centre Be Proud: dedicated to Croatian Football and its rich history.