The Zagreb City Museum was founded by the Croatian Battalion of the Croatian Dragon in 1907.
In ninety years of its existence, in 1997, the Museum opened only a sixth permanent exhibition, and for the first time in a restored and appropriate space, appropriate to the achievements of contemporary museum technology. The museum handles topics from the cultural, artistic, economic and political history of the city in continuity from Roman findings to the modern times. Fundus consists of 75,000 items systematized in collections of art and utility objects characteristic of the city and its history.

Since 1991, the Museum has an archaeological collection of objects found in research at the Museum site.
The permanent exhibition consists of more than 2,500 exhibits which portray the city of Zagreb through 45 themes.

The museum is open:
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The last entrance to the Museum is half an hour before closing.
The museum is closed for holidays and public holidays:
New Year, January 1st
Holy Three Kings, January 6th
Easter and Easter Monday
Labor Day, May 1st
Corpus Christi
Anti-Fascist Fight Day, June 22nd
Statehood Day, June 25
Victory Day and Homeland Thanksgiving, August 5th Assumption of Mary, August 15th
Independence Day, October 8th
All Saints, November 1st
Christmas, December 25th and 26th