10000 ZagrebOpatička 22Telephone: 01/275 552, 428 316Fax: 01/428 294Museum profile: municipalFounded: 1907
Category of museum collection: ACategory of museum building:Number of inventoried museum items:Number of non-inventoried museum items:Microfilmed museum inventories: yesBranch collection: Demetrova ul. 7, Ivan Gerersdorfer Cabinet of Musical Automatons (a unique collection of 27 automaton organs, musical boxes, early phonographs and orchestrions).Storeroom: Radicev trg 9The City Museum is housed in a former monastery of the Order of St. Clare, built in 1650, and in the Popov watchtower, a defensive tower dating from the 13th century. The museum holds and studies items connected to the cultural, economic and political history of the city of Zagreb.The Museum has, together with five other Zagreb museums, suffered damage during the bombing of the Upper Town, in October of 1991.
The museum holdings were selected according to the category and stored in metal crates in a safe place, as well as the inventory books and microfilms.The inventory books were microfilmed (one copy is deposited at the MDC).
October 7th 1991During the rocket attack on the historic nucleus of the Upper Town, the museum buildings were damaged.
The material was not damaged.
Zagreb City Museum. Damages after shelling 07.10.1991.
(Photo: Velimir Ester)