|About the museum:
The history of crime and detection museums in Croatia is almost a hundred years long. The first was opened in 1909, the seventh museum to be opened in the country at all, and worked until 1919. Later similar museums were opened in 1947, 1963, 1978 and 1993, all of them being in fact laboratories for the teaching of future criminal investigators, and closed for the public. The Police Museum is different: it is an establishment that is open to the public, the object being that the public should have a better understanding of the police calling, its past and present. Criminal investigation is an important but not the only content of the museum. The history of the police force in Croatia, the role of the police in the Homeland War, the contribution of Croats to world criminal investigation practice, forensic techniques in the detection of offences, and police equipment are just a few of the things on show in the permanent display that the museum uses to attract visitors, inviting them to take part in the process of uncovering crimes. After looking round the museum, visitors should be able to understand that every crime leaves traces, and that the role of science in providing evidence of crimes is invaluable and finally that crime does not pay.