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International Museum Day has been celebrated since 18th May 1977, when the ICOM (International Council of Museums) enabled museum institutions to present themselves every year under a different theme.

International Museum Day has been celebrated in Croatia since 1980. This year’s theme The Future of Museums: Recovery and Reimagine focuses on thinking about new sustainable museum models that will respond to today’s social, economic and climate challenges through social engagement, the rational use of resources and the creation of innovative cultural experiences.

On this occasion, the City Museum of Rijeka opened its doors to visitors with free admission.

The open hours of the Sugar Palace, where it is possible to visit the Unknown Klimt exhibition in addition to the permanent exhibition, are from 11 am to 8 pm. In the Palace, it is possible to buy all the Museum’s publications with a 20% discount.

Today, The Rijeka Torpedo – First in the World exhibition also opens its doors in the railway warehouse at Žabica from 2 – 8 pm.

In the Museum’s premises at Riccardo Zanelle Square 1/1, there is the Fashion and Comics exhibition that can be visited from 4 – 8 pm.

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Opening times:

City Museum of Rijeka
Square Riccarda Zanelle 1/1
Open: Tuesday – Friday, 10 am to 1 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm       For business associates: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm                                                     Closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

Sugar Refinery Palace – permanent exhibition
Krešimirova 28
Open: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm
Closed on Mondays and public holidays

„Rijeka Torpedo – first in the world“
Žabica 4, željezničko skladište (railroad warehouse), Rijeka
Open: Tuesday – Sunday, 2 pm to 8 pm. Open by appointment also, announcements by phone: 051/351-092 or cell: 091/502-1231.


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