This grand Hermann Bollé-designed palace, founded in 1880, was originally based on 'a collection of samples for master craftsmen and artists who need to re-improve production of items of everyday use'. It has now grown to become the country's premier collection of applied art, with a wide-ranging gaggle of pieces from Baroque altar pieces to Biedermeier furniture, domestic ceramics, clocks and contemporary poster design. A side room full of synagogue silverware and ritual candlesticks recalls the rich heritage of Zagreb's pre-World War II Jewish community. On the top floor, a collection of 19th-20th century ball gowns and evening dresses provides a strong whiff of glamour. The museum is also a major venue for temporary exhibitions with big themes, with the photographs of Rene Magritte and the history of Croatian Art Deco drawing recent crowds.
|Venue name:||Museum of Arts & Crafts|
Trg Republike Hrvatske 10
|Opening hours:||Mon closed, Tue-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-2pm|
|Transport:||Trams 12, 13, 14, 17|
|Price:||Adults 40kn, Students and Seniors 20kn, Group (10-30) 30kn per person, Groups (Students, Seniors, 10-30) 15kn per person, Family (kids under 15) 70kn|