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Croatian Tourism Museum Park Angiolina 1 51410 Opatija
Phone 385 51 603 636
Fax 385 51 706 470


Opening hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00, 17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00, 17:00 - 22:00
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00, 17:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00, 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00, 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday 09:00 - 13:00, 17:00 - 22:00


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Croatian Tourism Museum

The Croatian Museum of Tourism is a specialized national institution that gathers, keeps, researches and presents material and non-material tourist heritage.

The museum’s primary activity is gathering materials which illustrate the rich history of tourism in Croatia. These materials are an important heritage and a resource of self-identity, but also a source of tourist content. This material has not been previously systematically gathered and analyzed, and was only of passing interest to certain cultural institutions and private collections. The guiding thought in the founding of the museum was the fact that these materials can be a tourist attraction, as well as an important part of national history, especially today when tourism is considered the principal economic orientation of Croatia and deserves to be systematically analyzed form a historical stand-point.

One of the museums primary tasks is gathering information about all the relevant sources and potential museum exhibits significant for the history of Croatian tourism. The goal is to create a network of associates throughout Croatia who will gather this information using modern information technologies. Aside from materials connecter to the history of Croatian tourism, the museum also gathers copies of the most significant documents, photographs and films which are exceptionally rare or unique, in order to record the most seminal buildings in the history of tourism.

The museum has two buildings at its disposal, the Villa Angiolina and the art pavilion Juraj Šporer. The Villa Angiolina, the oldest villa in Opatija, is located in the central city park. It holds the seat of the museum and the exhibition The Development of Health Tourism in Croatia (until January 30th of 2011). The art pavilion Juraj Šporer, next to the St. James parish church, holds continuous museum and other exhibitions.

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