Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Museum of Broken Relationships... only in the Balkans

When I come across cool museums I like to write about them, in hopes that maybe someone else might also thing they're cool and worth visiting while they're also travelling. There is one museums in the Balkans that caught my attention recently, not because it's particularly cool, which it very may well be, but because it's nothing like anything I've seen or heard about before. It's the Museum of Broken Relationships and you can find it in Croatia's lovely capital of Zagreb.

The museum's collection went on a world tour recently, a travelling exhibition you might say, but has come back to its permanent home in Zagreb. The museum is dedicated to couples you have split, going their separate ways and leaving behind appliances, motorcycles, "momentos"... things that neither wanted to keep or simply things that just didn't stop reminding one of their lost partner.

The real draw, that if you're going through a tough break-up you can contribute to the museum's collection! Get rid of that coffee maker, suitcase from your honeymoon, books, etc. that remind you of your last partner and move on.

Want to visit?
Cirlometodska 2, Zagreg
Open: 9:00-21:00
Admission: 20 kn

I've written about a trip to the south of Croatia before but the capital deserves more attention. Lucky for me there are plenty of low cost airlines servicing the route London-Zagreb and it's quite easy to find good deals for weekend trips.

Have you ever been?