Housed in the Vranyczany-Hafner Mansion at this state-of-the-museum you’ll find permanent exhibitions housing over 400,000 pieces.
The Egyptian collection houses over 600 pieces including the Zagreb linen book (the longest preserved Etruscan inscription in the world) and the so-called ‘Zagreb mummy’, on whose wrappings the text is preserved. You’ll find permanent exhibitions of the Roman and Greek collections and one of the largest coinage collections in Europe.
There’s a Croatian section that includes Croatia’s most famous archaeological find – the Vucdol Dove – a clay vessel in the shape of a dove that was used some 3,000 years before Christ.
Along with the permanent collections, there are changing local and international exhibitions.
Outside there’s the Lapidarium, a collection of stone monuments including statues, altars and sarcophagi from the Roman and Greek periods that make up the outside archaeological park. At the back of the museum these stone treasures are set among the outdoor tables of the cafe – a perfect pit stop.
There are free museum tours on Saturdays at 3pm and free admission every first Sunday of the month.