Modern sports in Croatia can trace its beginnings to the second half of the 19th century - from the first courses in gymnastics to the newest achievements, for more than a century Croatian sports embody the idea of the Olympic movement: faster, higher, stronger.
The Croatian Sports Museum has existed in various organizational forms for more than 70 years, since 2003 as a national museum institution under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia dedicated to the systematic collection of the most important national heritage from the fields of Croatian sports and physical exercise. During its existence, starting with the legacy of Franjo Bučar, the Museum has collected more than 260.000 items, photographs, documents and publications that bear witness to the history and development of sports in Croatian from the mid-19th century up to today.
In over 70 years of activity in various forms, the Croatian Sports Museum has systematically collected the most valuable items of Croatia's heritage in sports and physical exercise. During the Museum's existence, starting with the legacy of Franjo Bučar and continuing to today, the museum has gathered more than 260.000 items, photographs, documents and publications that serve as evidence of the history and development of sports in Croatia from the mid-19th century until today.