Trip of the Week: Kraneamus, Krapina Neanderthal Museum

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One of the most interesting museums in the country is only an hour away from Zagreb.

The Krapina Neanderthal Museum has been a huge hit among visitors ever since it opened in 2010, so if you haven’t visited it yet, now’s your chance.

The interactive exhibits are presented in a very interesting way which will be captivating both to kids and adults.

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The exhibition is imagined as a time machine through the history of the Universe, the Earth and Man, leading up to the present day, and lays special emphasis on the Neanderthal period.
Authors of the project, palaeontologist Jakov Radovčić and architect Željko Kovačić, worked together to bring visitors a better understanding of the people of Krapina from the Stone Age, who lived in this area 125,000 years ago. The Museum’s shape is reminiscent of a cave to resemble the habitat of the prehistoric man, and the interior is made of concrete, so it mimics stone.


It is located near the famous Palaeolithic site of Hušnjakovo brdo, found in 1899 and excavated by Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger. It is the site with the largest number of Neanderthal fossil bones in Europe.

The Museum’s opening hours vary:

April, May, June, and September:
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.)

July and August:
Saturday and Sunday – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last admission at 6 p.m.)
Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last admission at 5 p.m.)

November, December, January and February:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.)
Tuesday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (last admission at 3 p.m.)

March and October:
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last admission at 5 p.m.)

Admission fee is HRK 50 for adults, and HRK 25 for children, students and retirees.

If you have a car, it takes one hour to get from Zagreb to Krapina, and it costs around €10. Find the Via Michelin map  here.

If you want to take the bus, there is only one bus in the morning (Mon-Sat), it costs HRK32 and leaves at 6:30 a.m. Find out more here.

Find out more about the Museum here and like it on Facebook here.

Šetalište Vilibalda Sluge bb
49 000 Krapina

Phone: +385 49 371 491
Fax: +385 49 374 968

Email: [email protected]



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