Museums

VARAŽDIN TOWN MUSEUM

Varaždin boasts a town museum with three beautiful historical buildings, numerous collections, and exhibits of great value. The Town Museum was founded in 1925 during the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the establishment of the Kingdom of Croatia, thanks to an initiative of the Varaždin Museum Society. The museum’s original exhibition consisted mostly of objects that had been donated to the newly opened museum by renowned Varaždin families.


Initially, the museum occupied only a few rooms in the Old Town. Yet, as the institution started to grow rapidly, so did its holdings. Today, the Varaždin Town Museum is divided into specialized departments: the Archaeological, Historical, Cultural-Historical, Ethnographic, and Entomological Department. They are housed in three important buildings in the historic centre of Varaždin: the gothic-renaissance Old Town Fortress, the baroque Sermage Palace, and the classicist Hercer Palace. What’s more, the Watchtower, part of the Old Town complex, houses the museum administration.

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Varaždin boasts a town museum with three beautiful historical buildings, numerous collections, and exhibits of great value. The Town Museum was founded in 1925 during the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the establishment of the Kingdom of Croatia, thanks to an initiative of the Varaždin Museum Society. The museum’s original exhibition consisted mostly of objects that had been donated to the newly opened museum by renowned Varaždin families.


Initially, the museum occupied only a few rooms in the Old Town. Yet, as the institution started to grow rapidly, so did its holdings. Today, the Varaždin Town Museum is divided into specialized departments: the Archaeological, Historical, Cultural-Historical, Ethnographic, and Entomological Department. They are housed in three important buildings in the historic centre of Varaždin: the gothic-renaissance Old Town Fortress, the baroque Sermage Palace, and the classicist Hercer Palace. What’s more, the Watchtower, part of the Old Town complex, houses the museum administration.

ANGELS MUSEUM

While walking through Varaždin, it is easy to be distracted by the town’s beauty. In addition to all the wonderful features of the town, there are allegedly angels sleeping within the town who call Varaždin home, subtly hidden under roofs or in empty windows. After almost three decades of painting his characteristic motif of angels in the Baroque style, Varaždin painter Željko Prstec created the symbol of the town where angels sleep and its new recognisable attraction – the Angels Museum.


The museum is packed with small and large works of art, paintings, installations and other exhibits that approach the beauty of Varaždin and its “secret” inhabitants from a nostalgic, romantic and above all, magical angle. The Angels Museum often organizes events, and its beautiful and large courtyard opens its doors during all major town events.

Working hours:

Every day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., plus at other times with prior notice.

mob: +385 (0) 98 569 520
Pets are allowed on the premises.

ANGELS MUSEUM

While walking through Varaždin, it is easy to be distracted by the town’s beauty. In addition to all the wonderful features of the town, there are allegedly angels sleeping within the town who call Varaždin home, subtly hidden under roofs or in empty windows. After almost three decades of painting his characteristic motif of angels in the Baroque style, Varaždin painter Željko Prstec created the symbol of the town where angels sleep and its new recognisable attraction – the Angels Museum.


The museum is packed with small and large works of art, paintings, installations and other exhibits that approach the beauty of Varaždin and its “secret” inhabitants from a nostalgic, romantic and above all, magical angle. The Angels Museum often organizes events, and its beautiful and large courtyard opens its doors during all major town events.

Working hours:

Every day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., plus at other times with prior notice.

mob: +385 (0) 98 569 520
Pets are allowed on the premises.

CROATIAN FIRE FIGHTING MUSEUM

This small and charming museum is located on the edge of the historic centre of the town, in an authentic setting where fire fighters still work and watch over Varaždin. The fact that the first and so far the only museum dedicated exclusively to fire fighting was founded in Varaždin is neither accidental nor strange. Fire fighting had a long tradition in Varaždin. The town had its fair share of “playing with fire” several times, and after one of the fires, namely in 1864, the first voluntary fire brigade in this part of Europe was founded.


The museum houses numerous devices, diplomas, awards and photographs all connected with fire fighting. The Croatian Fire Fighting Museum in Varaždin is the only one in the Republic of Croatia with a permanent exhibition of items from the long and eventful history of Croatian fire fighting and fire prevention.


Working hours:
The museum can be visited every day with prior notice.
Pets are allowed on the premises.

CROATIAN FIRE FIGHTING MUSEUM

This small and charming museum is located on the edge of the historic centre of the town, in an authentic setting where fire fighters still work and watch over Varaždin. The fact that the first and so far the only museum dedicated exclusively to fire fighting was founded in Varaždin is neither accidental nor strange. Fire fighting had a long tradition in Varaždin. The town had its fair share of “playing with fire” several times, and after one of the fires, namely in 1864, the first voluntary fire brigade in this part of Europe was founded.


The museum houses numerous devices, diplomas, awards and photographs all connected with fire fighting. The Croatian Fire Fighting Museum in Varaždin is the only one in the Republic of Croatia with a permanent exhibition of items from the long and eventful history of Croatian fire fighting and fire prevention.


Working hours:
The museum can be visited every day with prior notice.
Pets are allowed on the premises.

MUSEUM COLLECTION OF OLDTIMERS AND OLD TECHNOLOGY

Experiencing a town as old as Varaždin wouldn’t be complete without visiting a retro collection of technology, tools or vehicles. Fortunately, Varaždin houses a museum exhibition of old-timers and old technology – thanks to its owners’ passion for the history of technology.

Working hours:
November – April:
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
May – October:
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
*Closed on Mondays

MUSEUM COLLECTION OF OLDTIMERS AND OLD TECHNOLOGY

Experiencing a town as old as Varaždin wouldn’t be complete without visiting a retro collection of technology, tools or vehicles. Fortunately, Varaždin houses a museum exhibition of old-timers and old technology – thanks to its owners’ passion for the history of technology.

Working hours:
November – April:
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
May – October:
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
*Closed on Mondays

Galleries

K10 GALLERY

The K10 Gallery is an exhibition space of the Croatian Ceramic Association Kerameikon from Varaždin. An impressive collection currently consisting of 225 ceramic works of art from as many as 45 countries. This diverse, rich and valuable collection continues to grow, and contains selected donated works of contemporary ceramics exhibited at so many editions of the International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics and the CERAMICA MULTIPLEX Exhibition.

The works you can see here have been created by artists from essentially, all over the world. You can find works by artists from many European countries, from Australia to Pakistan and Venezuela to Canada.

Working hours:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Closed on Mondays and holidays.

Free entrance.

Groups can schedule visits outside of working hours by calling +385 (0)91 1744 000.

K10 GALLERY

The K10 Gallery is an exhibition space of the Croatian Ceramic Association Kerameikon from Varaždin. An impressive collection currently consisting of 225 ceramic works of art from as many as 45 countries. This diverse, rich and valuable collection continues to grow, and contains selected donated works of contemporary ceramics exhibited at so many editions of the International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics and the CERAMICA MULTIPLEX Exhibition.

The works you can see here have been created by artists from essentially, all over the world. You can find works by artists from many European countries, from Australia to Pakistan and Venezuela to Canada.

Working hours:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Closed on Mondays and holidays.

Free entrance.

Groups can schedule visits outside of working hours by calling +385 (0)91 1744 000.

GOLDEN ANGEL GALLERY

This gallery is located in a small and charming Varaždin yard in the town centre, at number 15 – recognisable by its angel “roommate”. A dozen exhibitions are hosted at the Golden Angel Gallery every year. The gallery does not have a strict theme, which means that it holds exhibitions of new paintings and sculptures, modern design, as well as photography.


Working hours:
-Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
-Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and holidays.


Visits can be arranged outside working hours with prior notice.

PRIKRATKI ART GALLERY

The artist whose surname this unusual gallery (or museum gallery) bears, has developed a special interest in modifications of metal objects both from modern and old everyday life. His collection of old metal objects and works of art he created, decorate the entire house and yard in Padovčeva Street, as well as the side walk. Here you can take a break and relax for a while in a peculiar steampunk enviroment.

GOLDEN ANGEL GALLERY

This gallery is located in a small and charming Varaždin yard in the town centre, at number 15 – recognisable by its angel “roommate”. A dozen exhibitions are hosted at the Golden Angel Gallery every year. The gallery does not have a strict theme, which means that it holds exhibitions of new paintings and sculptures, modern design, as well as photography.


Working hours:
-Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
-Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and holidays.


Visits can be arranged outside working hours with prior notice.

PRIKRATKI ART GALLERY

The artist whose surname this unusual gallery (or museum gallery) bears, has developed a special interest in modifications of metal objects both from modern and old everyday life. His collection of old metal objects and works of art he created, decorate the entire house and yard in Padovčeva Street, as well as the side walk. Here you can take a break and relax for a while in a peculiar steampunk enviroment.

KOVAČIĆ MACOLIĆ GALLERY

Gajeva Street is considered by many the most beautiful of the town. This small street connects the large parking lot in Ban Jelačić Square to the main town square. Although it is not especially long, two different galleries can be found here. One is the Kovačić Macolić Gallery, located on the ground floor of a large, historic town house. It is a family gallery, standing for more than 30 years and has thus become an indispensable part of the town’s cultural and artistic heritage. Taking a look inside this gallery, you can enjoy and buy works of art, have them framed, or treat yourself to a beautiful mirror.

CROATIAN ASSOCIATION OF VISUAL ARTISTS (CAVA)

The Croatian Association of Visual Artists in Varaždin is a professional association that combines both visual and multimedia artists from Varaždin and the Varaždin County. Equally, artists who live far away, but whose works are somehow connected to the town and the county.


The CAVA boasts a sweet little gallery in a very charming location, namely in the Watchtower “tunnel” that connects the Miljenko Stančić Square to the Old Town. The members of the gallery are very active, and their works are continuously being exhibited in the gallery, so each time you visit Varaždin, you’ll always find something new.

PIČULJAN ATELIER

Artist Danijela Pičuljan transforms her love for ceramics into objects. This magical unfolds in the stunning space of her studio, on one of the most beautiful streets in the historic centre of Varaždin. The eclectic arty space in Bakačeva Street is a combination of a studio and a gallery, a place where this artist creates and exhibits her art and holds workshops, all with the power of, as she calls it – ceramic meditation.

KOVAČIĆ MACOLIĆ GALLERY

Gajeva Street is considered by many the most beautiful of the town. This small street connects the large parking lot in Ban Jelačić Square to the main town square. Although it is not especially long, two different galleries can be found here. One is the Kovačić Macolić Gallery, located on the ground floor of a large, historic town house. It is a family gallery, standing for more than 30 years and has thus become an indispensable part of the town’s cultural and artistic heritage. Taking a look inside this gallery, you can enjoy and buy works of art, have them framed, or treat yourself to a beautiful mirror.

CROATIAN ASSOCIATION OF VISUAL ARTISTS (CAVA)

The Croatian Association of Visual Artists in Varaždin is a professional association that combines both visual and multimedia artists from Varaždin and the Varaždin County. Equally, artists who live far away, but whose works are somehow connected to the town and the county.


The CAVA boasts a sweet little gallery in a very charming location, namely in the Watchtower “tunnel” that connects the Miljenko Stančić Square to the Old Town. The members of the gallery are very active, and their works are continuously being exhibited in the gallery, so each time you visit Varaždin, you’ll always find something new.

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