Top 10 Zagreb free museums, galleries and collections

Zagreb free museums!

Check out where and when you can go absolutely free when it comes to Zagreb free museums, galleries and collections! Our Top 10 is:

1. Every first sunday in the month free entry in Archaeological museum

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Great prehistoric, numismatic, antique and Egyptian collection. Most famous exhibit is Egyptian mummy wrapped in linen bandages with text in Etruscan, well known as Zagreb Linen Book – the world longest surviving manuscript in Etruscan language.

Where: Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 19, Zagreb
When: first sunday in the month 10:00h-13:00h
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2. Every first wednesday in the month free entry in Museum of Contemporary art

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New modern purpose – built building is home of prestigious selection of Croatian and international contemporary art works. From late modernist programmatic to conceptual art. You can exit the Museum of Contemporary art by one of the two slides…

Where: Avenija Dubrovnik 17, Zagreb
When: first wednesday in the month 11:00h-18:00h
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3. Every sunday free ride with Museum tram from Technical museum Nikola Tesla

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The spirit of Zagreb past times you can experience in nostalgic ride with the original tram from 1924. Since 1973. tram is in Technical museum Nikola Tesla and on sundays you can join the free half-hour ride through Zagreb Downtown from station Trg Dražena Petrovića just in front of the museum.

Where: Savska cesta 18
When: sun 9:30h (free tickets at box-office)
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4. State Archives Zagreb

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State Archives Zagreb is second largest archives in Zagreb (after Croatian State Archives). It preserves records about government, institutions, companies and persons. Very nice Upper Town old building and courtyard in Opatička 29 makes it even more interesting for the free visit.

Where: Opatička 29
When: mon-fri 08:00h-16:00h free entry
Guided tour: mon-fri 09:00h-14:00h by appointment on +385 1 4807 167
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5. Museum of Mushrooms

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In this unique tourist attraction, with more than 1200 freeze-dried, so called living fungi in their original shape, size and color, visitors can dive for free from monday to friday. In about 250 m² of world of mushrooms, edible and deadly species stand together side by side.

Where: Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 3/II
When: mon-fri 10:00h-17:00h free entry
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6. The Shelling of Zagreb Memorial centre

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Permanent exhibition contains documentaries, parts of missiles, other artifacts, photos and documents from attack on Ban’s Court in 1991. and shelling of Zagreb in 1995., when rocket attack killed six people and wounded over 200 civilians.

Where: Petrićeva 4
When: tue-sat 09:00h-19:00h sun 09:00h-15:00h free entry
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7. Alojzije Stepinac museum

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Collection of items from legacy of Beatus Alojzije Stepinac (Croatian Archbishop killed by Yugoslav government and convicted of treason, latter declared a martyr and beatified by Pope John Paul II). Documents, his personal objects, busts, photos and more.

Where: Kaptol 31, Nebojan tower
When: tue-fri 08:30h-13:00h, 13:45h-17:00h, sat 09:00h-13:00h – free entry
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8. Marija Jurić Zagorka Memorial flat

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M.J. Zagorka was the first Croatian professional female journalist, women’s rights activists and one of the most widely read Croatian writer. In permanent exhibition in Memorial flat you can see her furniture, a typewriter, old and new editions of her books and more…

Where: Dolac 8/I
When: thu and sun 11:00h-16:00h free entry
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9. Mijo Kovačić gallery

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Mijo Kovačić (painter and famous Croatian naive artist with hundred solo exhibitions around the world and numerous awards) has created and preserved his works for more than half a century. His work become and remain part of the Croatian cultural heritage.

Where: Basarićekova 22
When: tue-sat 10:00h-18:00h free entry
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10. Tošo Dabac archive

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Tošo Dabac archive (famous and most diverse Croatian photographer) represents one of the most complete collections of that kind in the world. It contains the complete works with 200 000 negatives, 2 000 vintage masterprints and photographic equipment.

Where: Ilica 17
When: wed 12:00h-16:00h (by appointment on +385 1 4833 677) free entry
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