The Museum was founded on April 28, 2005 by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Croatia on the establishment of the Archaeological Museum in Osijek. The headquarters of the museum were in the Osijek Fortress. It covered the building of the former Main Guard at Holy Trinity Square and the so-called Brožan House in Juraj Križanić Square.
The museum was officially opened on November 16, 2007. The opening was also attended by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Božo Biškupić. The museum is the only specialized museum in eastern Croatia for exploration and excavation. It is also one of the most reputable museums in the Republic of Croatia.
In 2012, by a decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Osijek Archaeological Museum was annexed to the Museum of Slavonia.
The museum has 980 m² of exhibition space. The Main Guard building serves as a showroom for visitors, while the Brožan House serves as museum offices and workshops. The museum has two halls that are suitable for different cultural events such as promotions, concerts, temporary exhibitions, lectures, conferences, screenings, theater performances, presentations and similar events. Multipurpose atrium covered with a 222.2 m² glass dome with 150 seating areas and a 58.7 m² multimedia conference room with 50 seating areas, with additional room suitable for receptions.
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