Located in a Secession building built in 1903 that once housed the Chamber of Trade, Zagreb’s Ethnographic Museum houses a collection of about 3,000 items covering the ethnographic heritage of Croatia, classified in three cultural zones: the Pannonian, Dinaric and Adriatic.
The museum was founded in 1919 by Salamon Berger and the aging exhibits might look like they’ve been here for 100 years but inside this fascinating museum you’ll find exhibits on the traditional way of life in Croatia along with displays of musical instruments, furniture, cooking utensils and tools. The reconstruction of farms and the interior of houses gives an insight in the traditional life of villagers.
A strange addition to the museum is a wonderful African and Latin American collection of items from the Seljan brothers. Both were explorers who returned from Latin America and Africa with a huge amount of artifacts they donated to the museum.