Hrvatski povijesni muzej

  • Croatian History Museum


Matoševa 9 (museum)/ Trgžrtava fašizma, Meštrovićpavillion (curators' office)


00 385 1 46 21 466 or 4621 467


00 385 1 4851 909


Croatian History Museum has evolved from the former National Museum, founded in Zagreb in 1846. In 1959, after several transfers museum found home in a palace in the Upper Town. The place quickly proved too small for the storage and exhibition of the museum collection, which is one of the reasons that the museum does not have a permanent collection. In 1991 the Museum was merged with the Museum of the Revolution (founded in 1945 with the task of documenting the anti-fascist uprising in war-time Croatia) in a unique museum institution called the Croatian History Museum.Palace The museum is housed in a baroque palace Vojković-Oršić-Kulmer-Rauch in the Upper Town, built in the late 18th century. The palace frequently changed owners and tenants and is a reflection of the social and economic situation of noble families. In 2007 Croatian Government secured a permanent accommodation for the Croatian Historical Museum, purchasing the building of the former tobacco factory in Zagreb, a protected cultural property of valuable industrial architecture. It is still under construction to meet all the standards required for smooth operation of the museum.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

For list of relevant material of the Museum, see Review of Collections of Croatian State Archive ("Pregled fondova"), Book 1, pgs. 1190-1193 which holds data on the collection of photos and the Documentation (documents) collection II. The Documents Collection II of the Croatian History Museum among other things holds a certain number of items documenting the history of the Jewish community in Croatia and Yugoslavia. This collection consists of approximately 80,000 copies - both personal and official documents, leaflets, posters, newsletters, brochures, books, cards, calendars and so on. The process of filing is still in order, after twenty years, because the curators are under-staffed so the exact number of documents is still unknown. During the future electronic inventory-making, from mid 2013 onward, the museum database will include the thematic guideline "Holocaust" (apart from "History of the Jewish community," "Jews," etc.) in those cases where this is appropriate.

Opening Times

Working days 10-18 Weekends 10-13

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