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Pregrada Municipal Museum
Tangible culture – historical sites and buildings, Tangible culture – Museums

Pregrada Municipal Museum was established in 2005 by the City Council of Pregrada. The permanent display with 639 exhibits was opened to the public in 2007. There are three collections at the museum: the pharmaceutical colllection, the mining collection and the numismatic collection. The pharmaceutical collection represents the pharmaceutical activities of the Thierries, the family whose work was of significant importance to Croatia, as the first Croatian production of medicines started right here in Pregrada. Adolf Alfons Thierry de Chateavieux bought the pharmacy and opened the first production facility in 1893. It is rarely known that the medicines made in Pregrada, of which are the most famous Centifolien ointment and Miraculous balm, were exported throughout Europe and northern Africa. The mining collection is of great importance to the commercial history of Pregrada, since the general development of the town was largely due to its coal mine. After more than 100 years of mining, the coal mine was closed in 1970\'s. The last, but not less important collection is a numismatic collection, which represents a valuable numismatic work of its donor Zlatko Dragutin Tudjina. Mr. Tudjina, born from Pregrada, produced golden and silver coins dedicated to the Croatian historic figures. The collections consists of molds for coins and medals, but there is a significant number of various European medals from Austria, Germany, France, Belgium etc.

Davor Špoljar