- Address:Ivana Grohovca 2
- Working hours: WINTER (4 November – 1 May) open with notice in advance (+385 91 780 5709) / Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. // SUMMER (2 May – 3 November) Monday-Friday from 10 am until 6 pm / Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- Tickets: HRK 30.00 (or HRK 50.00 for both the Museum of Informatics and Technology Peek&Poke and the Museum of Childhood)
Those who peek into Rijeka’s computer museum and poke through its past will be amazed by the speed at which our technological future has become our past. Under the name Peek&Poke, it is the first Croatian museum of computers and computer equipment. Its founders call it the Retro Computer Club.
Opened in 2007, it welcomes its visitors with exhibits that date back to the 1960s. Some of the oldest exhibits include the pioneers of computer technology, such as Minivac (1961), the first big series personal computer (Apple II), the first affordable home computer (Sinclair ZX80), the first palmtop (Newton), the computer on which Andy Warhol made his art (Amiga 1000) and the great-grandfather of all modern personal computers - the original IBM PC. The museum holds a proof that Croatia was once a leader in one sector of this technology - the first European calculator, manufactured in 1971 in Buje in the Digitron factory, is exhibited here.
The museum has over 2000 exhibits of international and Croatian computer, audio, video and photo technology. Located in the premises of 300 square meters in the city centre, it is one of the first 5 world museums on this subject, and is also the largest exhibition of its kind in this part of Europe.
The “Museums Together” ticket is a combined ticket for the Natural History Museum, the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, the City Museum of Rijeka, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Peek&Poke, the Croatian Museum of Tourism, the Town of Crikvenica Museum, the I. M. Ronjgov Institution, the National Museum and Gallery in Novi Vinodolski, the Museum of Apoxyomenos, the Lošinj Museum and the Cres Museum.
The ticket price is 30 HRK for adults, 50 HRK for families and 10 HRK for children, students and pensioners and is valid for 60 days after purchase.