Ethnographic Museum – 3 min of drive
In 1919, the Ethnographic Museum was founded in Zagreb. During the hundred years of the Museum’s existence, more than 85,000 items from all over Croatia, as well as from the neighbouring European countries and the non-European cultures have been collected. The textile collections (costumes and soft furnishings) make up the largest part of the Museum’s holdings; however, the collections of items related to traditional economy, handicrafts, furniture, crafts, customs, etc. are rich with exhibits as well. Especially valuable is the collection of objects related to the traditional cultures of non-European countries, dating from the late twentieth century, and composed mostly of the presents from sailors, researchers, travellers and artists. Among them, we should certainly mention Dragutin Lerman from Požega and Mirko and Stevo Seljan, brothers from Karlovac. The Museum has an extensive ethnographic photography archives, a library containing more than 20,000 volumes, a well organized conservation and restauration department, as well as educational activity.