Technical Museum, Zagreb

The Nikola Tesla Technical Museum (Croatian: Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla) is located at 18 Savska Street in Zagreb and it exhibits numerous historic aircraft, cars, machinery and equipment.[2]

Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, Zagreb
Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla
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The main building of the Technical Museum
Established21 December 1954 (1954-12-21)
Location18 Savska Street, Zagreb, Croatia
Coordinates45°48′13″N 15°57′52″E / 45.803493°N 15.964508°E / 45.803493; 15.964508Coordinates: 45°48′13″N 15°57′52″E / 45.803493°N 15.964508°E / 45.803493; 15.964508
Visitors141,045 (2018)[1]
FounderCity of Zagreb


The museum was founded in 1954 and went into operation in Savska Street in 1963.[3]

In 2012, the museum had 125,000 visitors.[3] In 2013, it had over 118,000 visitors, and was the most visited museum in Croatia.[4] With 141,000 visitors in 2018, it was the 7th most visited museum in Croatia.[1]

In June 2015, the City Assembly of the City of Zagreb decided to rename the Technical Museum after Nikola Tesla.[5]



The Technical Museum maintains the oldest preserved steam engine in the area, dating from the mid-19th century, which is still operational.[6]

There are various distinct sections in the museum:

The Museum organises educational, study, informative and occasional exhibitions, lectures and panel discussions on popular science, as well as playrooms and workshops.


  1. ^ a b "Posjećenost hrvatskih muzeja u 2018. godini" (PDF). (in Croatian). Zagreb: Museum Documentation Center. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Tehnički muzej". Official web site (in Croatian). Technical Museum, Zagreb, Croatia. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  3. ^ a b "Pogodite gdje možete odjednom obići svemir, ući u podmornicu i sresti Nikolu Teslu". Večernji list (in Croatian). 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  4. ^ "Ovaj muzej najposjećeniji je u Hrvatskoj, ponovno!". Večernji list (in Croatian). 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  5. ^ "Tehnički muzej preimenovan u Tehnički muzej Nikole Tesle". Večernji list (in Croatian). 2015-06-18. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  6. ^ "Vertical Piston Steam Engine". Technical Museum, Zagreb. 1998. Retrieved 2011-10-11.
  7. ^ a b c d "Technical Museum". Zagreb Tourist Board. Retrieved 2006-07-02.

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