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Museum of Reality

Museum of Reality
Grič Tunnel, Zagreb
Working hours:
1 December                                   12 noon to 10 p.m.
2 December – 11 December       9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Entrance is free for all visitors.

Foto: ©LeMoyne/UNICEF

Passage through the reality of childhood in the Grič Tunnel

Visitors to this year’s UNICEF Museum of Reality will experience a special edition of this popular concept. After three years of being held in the Museum of Illusions, from 1 to 11 December the Museum of Reality will turn the Grič Tunnel into a path through reality where anyone can make a change. 

Interactive story

As part of the Advent in Zagreb programme, the Museum of Reality will be hosted for the first time in the famous Zagreb tunnel, where it will reveal a unique interactive story. Fascinating installations, virtual reality and “live exhibits” will present visitors with different experiences of the reality of the lives of children in Croatia and around the world.

Foto: © UNICEF/UN077791/Bona In-house

The most precious thing in life

The message of this year’s edition is that the most precious thing in life is not a “thing”. This reminds us that that the most valuable thing we have in life is not material. The most precious thing in most people’s lives is our family, made up of the people who stand by us and give us support, security and love. The family realities in which children live differ, depending on their place of birth and on the circumstances in which they grow up. Some are born into and grow up in their biological family while others acquire a family through various life situations.

Foto: © UNICEF/UN0219076/Modola In-house

Leaf through the infinite family album

What does family mean to a child living without their biological parents, or a child growing up in an institution, in poverty, or as a refugee…? What does family mean to a foster child? What do all families have in common? By taking a walk through the reality tunnel, get to know some ordinary and some unusual family stories, find out what connects a family from Kaštel and one from Bangladesh, and how they are connected to families in Nepal. Leaf through the infinite family album, remind yourselves of the real values in life, and be a part of change for the better.

Foto: © UNICEF/UN0184747/Tremeau In-house
Foto: © UNICEF/UNI117059/Bell In-house

“The Museum of Reality has been exceptionally well received in the past three years, and visitors show that they are ready to connect with other people’s life stories and to change, through new experiences, together with us, the reality of children. The fourth year is special because the Museum enters the popular Grič Tunnel, which will bring it even closer to citizens. This year, the Museum reminds us of the most previous thing we have – our family. Many children in Croatia are still waiting for their families, and this is why we invite you to visit the Museum, experience something new and help change their realities”, said Mrs. Đurđica Ivković, Acting Head of the UNICEF Office in Croatia.

Foto: © UNICEF/UN0253363/ Huwais In-house

Turn on the light for children waiting for families

All visitors who will “turn on the light” in Grič Tunnel during their visit will support UNICEF’s “Every child needs a family” campaign, and thus help provide foster care for children without adequate parental care.

Foto: © UNICEF/UN0156709/Prinsloo In-house
Foto: © UNICEF/UN040559/Cybermedia

The 2018 Museum of Reality is held in cooperation with the Zagreb Tourist Board.

© UNICEF/UN0148747/Volpe In-house

The exhibits of this year’s Museum of Reality can be seen in Grič Tunnel in Zagreb from Saturday 1 December to Tuesday 11 December. On the opening day – Saturday – the working hours of the Museum are 12 noon to 10 p.m., while on all other days the Museum doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Entrance is free for all visitors.

Museum of Reality
Grič Tunnel, Zagreb
Working hours:
1 December                                   12 noon to 10 p.m.
2 December – 11 December       9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Entrance is free for all visitors.

The Museum of Reality is part of the programme of Advent in Zagreb and is organized in cooperation with the Zagreb Tourist Board. The sponsors of the Museum of Reality are IKEA, Monri Payments and Bauhaus.

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Updated: 12 November 2018
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