Thursday, July 12, 2018

Reliving the Past: Zagreb 80s Museum

There is a museum in Zagreb that takes you down memory lane. It's called Zagreb 80s Museum. There is a 60s museum too, but because I am a 70s child, which means I was a teenager in the 80s, I decided to go down that memory lane.

Now, I love the past and you all know my favourite historical period was the years from 1920s to 1950s if we exclude the Victorian era, and although I had a perfectly normal, ordinary and quite happy child/teenagehood, I am not particularly fond of the 80s nor nostalgic about it to be honest, although I thought that would change over the years. I shudder at the thought of hairstyles and clothes being popular then - not all, mind you. The interior design - cringe, cringe....But, as a vintage lover, there were things that I loved seeing once again, and now let me take you on a short tour!

The Museum is on the first floor of an old building in the historical part of the city - on  Radićeva  Street. It shows a replica of a flat and the everyday life in Zagreb in former Yugoslavia 80s and it represents a unique and interactive way that vividly portrays the past, the way of life and heritage, memories and emotions.

The living room

The Museum is completely interactive - you can put on music on the turntables, play the tape recorder, put on some 80s clothes, play games, type on the typewriter... Even get into the Fiat that greets you at the entrance.

 The kitchen
The Dining room

The Bedroom

The Study

Play room

 I hope you enjoyed the tour!


Sigrid Swinnen said...

That is so funny! Lovely to see! I was born in 1980 so I've got more memories of the 90's, but still there are lots of things in your pictures which made me smile :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Isn't it interesting Sigrid?
I think the photos are going to bring global memories back :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm not a fan of the 80s -- not sure I could have teased my bangs any higher back then. 1980-84 were my high school years and I married my high school (not so) sweetheart in 1987 (we divorced in 1991). The museum is very interesting, though, especially that it's interactive. I'm more of a 70s gal when it comes to music and fashion ... it's come full circle more than once I think. :) Thanks for sharing your lovely trip. I hope one day to get to that corner of the world.

Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff said...

How odd - the apparment really has a late 60s, rather 70s feeling if you ask me. Might that be because of the diffrences between (luckily now former) Eastern and Western Europe? But truth be told: I remember fashion and hairstyles from back then more, than I remember typical furniture of the 80s. Was there any? The appartment though remembers me more of the house of my grandparents (who definitely bought their last bits of furniture somewhere in the 70s).

Maya Kuzman said...

It was a pleasure Tammy! I know what you mean. Visiting Croatia is truly worth and you would be immensely impressed.

Maya Kuzman said...

Well the decades kind of transcend, but the feeling is steady. I do remember us or others having most of the things in the flat (my grandma had the same exact clock for one thing) and as far as global memories are concerned, it was fun listening to the other tourists commenting and having flash backs.

Kim said...

A fascinating tour down memory lane, Maya. Too much brown, orange and mustard for my liking and then there were the shoulder pads....yikes!! The little yellow car is cute though.

Alhana said...

Come on, Maya, it's not that bad! I'm a 70s child too so I'm often nostalgic of the innocent and analogical 80s. Hairstyles aside —cringes as well— home decor, games and brownish clothes were fun. A home where an old LP of ABBA is cannot be a bad place. ;-)
Thank you so much for this tour, I have never heard of a museum like this before and I really enjoyed it.

Maya Kuzman said...

Jeez, I forgot the shoulder pads...worst fashion trend ever!

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, I am glad you did Alhana! And no. It was not that bad :)

My thrift store addiction said...

Wow, what a cool museum! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!