The founding of The Mimara Museum (whose full name is The Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara Art Collection), which opened on 17 July 1987 at Roosevelt Square 5, Zagreb, is a most poignant illustration of the work of enthusiasts and reformers who left a mark on Croatian culture and science, and whose life’s achievements form a part of the very foundations of the development of the country.

The Museum’s collection is comprised by the art collection donated by Ante Topić Mimara (born in Korušce, on 7 April 1898, died in Zagreb, on 30 January 1987) to his homeland. The donation, originally made in 1973 and supplemented in 1986, was expressive of his desire to make the Museum a cultural and educational centre whose everyday activities would permeate all aspects of social communication, enriching the lives of people and giving them an additional sense of dignity and purpose.

The Museum was given a home in the repurposed central part of the so-called School Forum building, which was constructed in 1895, at the initiative of Iso Kršnjavi, head of the Governmental Department of Religion and Educationfrom 1891 to 1896. The build-ing was designed by German architects Ludwig and Hülssner.

The donor held that a clear presentation of the Museum collection within the context of global cultural heritage would make it possible for the professionals as well as the general public including people of all ages and professions to develop an accurate sense of the significance of cultural treasure.

He especially expressed his hope that the Museum, given the scope and diversity of its collection, would be able to attract and inspire new generations of pupils and students, and to encourage them to get acquainted and form a relationship with the varied aspects of art and culture of living over the centu-ries, introducing them to numerous works that belong to the cultural heritage of the world.


Address: Rooseveltov trg 5, 10000 Zagreb
Tel: 01/4828 - 100;
Fax: 01/4826 - 079
Email: mimara@mimara.hr
Web: www.mimara.hr

Opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays.

Summer opening hours :
1 July to 30 September
Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.