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Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum

Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum (Croatian: Muzej automobila "Ferdinand Budicki") is an automobile museum in Zagreb, Croatia, the first one in the country.[1] It is located on Zaprešićka 2, Jablanovec as a part of the Westgate shopping center. It was opened on 3 July 2013, and features more than 100 antique and classic cars, motorcycles and bicycles, as well as several thousand photos from family albums of first Croatian drivers.[2][3]

The museum was founded by car enthusiast Valentino Valjak, and named after Ferdinand Budicki, owner of the first car to drive through Zagreb streets, in April 1901. Among the museum's exhibits are a 1916 truck from Prague, the oldest in Croatia, an expensive Jaguar E-Type, a 1922 Ford Model T, a rare 1967 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow worth more than 100,000, a Citroën 2CV, known locally as "spaček" and a Zastava 750 ("fićo"), as well as a blue ZET tram.[4][2][5][6] It also showcases the history of automobilism in Croatia through photographs and several hours of documentary film.[3][7]

The museum took part in the 2015 Museum Night, bringing in 14,500 visitors.[2] On 17 April 2015, it started to organise a weekly car exhibition on Britain Square in the city centre.[2][8] Its first non-permanent exhibition lasted from September 1 to November 1 and featured six Citroën 2CV cars in honour of the 65th anniversary of 2CV.[9]

In 2018, the museum moved from the former Pluto factory in Zavrtnica neighborhood to Westgate Shopping City, a large shopping mall north-west of Zagreb.[10]

The museum entrance fee is 30 kuna (around €4) for adults and 20 kuna (around €2.60) for children. It is open seven days a week.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The first automobile museum in Croatia". Zagreb Tourist Board. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Vlašić, Tajana. "Pričali smo s voditeljem Muzeja auta u Zagrebu kojem prijeti zatvaranje" (in Croatian). Telegram. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Muzej automobila Ferdinand Budicki" (in Croatian). Croatian Radiotelevision. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Ferdinand Budicki Auto Museum". Time Out. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Muzej automobila Ferdinand Budicki otvara svoja vrata" (in Croatian). Tportal.hr. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  6. ^ Legin, Tina (3 July 2013). "U Zagrebu izložili stare rijetke automobile koji vrijede milijune" (in Croatian). 24sata. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  7. ^ Frlan Gašparović, Irena (15 July 2013). "Zavirite u Muzej automobila "Ferdinand Budicki"!" (in Croatian). Novi list. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Budicki at Britanac". Zagreb Tourist Board. 5 May 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Muzej automobila Ferdinand Budicki postao pravi ljetni hit" (in Croatian). Večernji list. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Muzej Budicki na novoj lokaciji". magazin.hrt.hr (in Croatian). Croatian Radiotelevision. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Muzej automobila Ferdinand Budicki" (in Croatian). Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum. Retrieved 4 April 2018.

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