|About the museum:
The Croatian Railway Museum is a specialised technical museum the work of which consists of assembling, preserving, protecting, studying and appropriately presenting vehicles, machines, devices, archival records and other historically marked objects related to the origin and development of the railway system in Croatia ever since 1860. The museum was founded in 1991, the intention being to set up the exhibition display in the railway workshops of TŽV Gredel, built in 1894. This complex, with its integrity, architectural and structural specificity, and a real richness of machines and equipment from the early 20th century is in fact the most valuable part of the preserved industrial and engineering heritage in the country. And so it was inscribed in 2003 in the Register of Cultural Properties of the Republic of Croatia – List of Protected Cultural Properties. But because this valuable complex is still being used for production, in 2003 the museum set up an interim open air exhibition in the southern part of Gredelj. Here some 20 railway vehicles are on show that along with 16 steam engines placed in the larger railway stations in Croatia, along with the composition of the museum train shown in the Mato Lovrak Culture Centre in Veliki Grđevac, and the armoured train shown in the Split shipyard, and a museum postal carriage set up in the main railway station in Zagreb have created a direct relationship between the museum and the public. When the firm Gredelj moves, as planned for the near future, from its premises on Trnjanska cesta, there will be realistic possibilities for setting up an in situ museum display that will tell in a well illustrated and rounded manner of the beginnings of industrialisation and the vigorous development of the railways in Croatia.