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5 Belgrade Museums explained: what, where, when

Belgrade museums deserve their fair share of attention. Where to start or how to choose among the Belgrade museums?

If you are a classical type, visit the recently renovated National Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art. These Belgrade museums offer polished interiors and facades, abundant collections and vast exhibition rooms in classical traditions of representative state museums.

See a Renoir or other Old Masters  in National Museum in Belgrade.

If you prefer science and tech to art, Museum of Nikola Tesla is the right place. Those interested in postwar and contemporary art will not be disappointed with Zepter Museum. For you fans of epic history and military memorabilia, the Military Museum offers a plenty to see and learn.

What is there to see at these five major Belgrade museums? Best times to visit? Read on.

National Museum – Belgrade museum of archeology and art from prehistory to 20th century

What: archeological artifacts from prehistory to late antiquity, Medieval objects and artifacts,  Serbian 18th and 19th century art, European old masters, Yugoslav 20th century art.

How long: 2.5 – 3 hours

Ticket price: 2.5 EUR (300 RSD)

Address: Trg Republike 1a 

Working hours: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun 10am – 6pm, Thu, Sat 12pm – 8pm

Best time: avoid Sunday, as free entrance means crowds.

Ancient Roman cameo in sardonyx depicting  Emperor Constantine, 4th century, One of the most valuable exhibits of National Museum in Belgrade.

Zepter Museum – Belgrade private museum of contemporary art

What: Serbian and Yugoslav postwar and contemporary art

How long: 1.5 hour

Ticket price: 1.7 EUR (200 RSD)

Address: Kneza Mihaila 42

Working hours: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun 10am – 8pm, Thu, Sat 12pm – 10pm

Best time: Thursday or Saturday at 8pm for an exciting evening experience.

Vojo Stanić, The Concert, 1981, Zepter Art Museum in Belgrade.

Tesla Museum – Belgrade museum of inventions of genius and his ashes

What: simulation and explanation of Nikola Tesla’s inventions, Tesla’s private objects, the urn with his ashes.

How long: 45 minutes

Ticket price: 4.2 EUR (500 RSD)

Address: Krunska 51

Working hours: Tue – Sun 10am – 8pm

Best time: last entry at 7pm to avoid the crowds.

The urn with the ashes of Nikola Tesla (died 1943), Tesla Museum in Belgrade.

Museum of Contemporary Art – Belgrade museum of modern and contemporary art 

What: Serbian and Yugoslav modern and contemporary art

How long: 1.5 hour

Ticket price: 2.5 EUR (300 RSD)

Address: Ušće 10

Working hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10am – 6pm, Thu 10am – 10pm

Best time: In the morning, so you can take a walk by the river or in the park, before or after the museum visit.

The white building of the Museum of Contemporary Art in New Belgrade, built 1965. The building is featured in MOMA exhibition Concrete Utopia – Yugoslav Architecture 1948 – 1980, until 13 January 2019.

Military Museum at Belgrade Fortress

What: Roman swords, Greek helmets, Serbian medieval knight’s armors and crossbows, Western medieval weapons, modern guns and firearms, collection of uniforms.

How long: 2 hours

Ticket price: 1.7 EUR (200 RSD)

Address: Carigradski drum, Belgrade Fortress

Working hours: Tue – Sun 10am – 5pm

Best time: In the morning or at 3pm, so you can walk the Belgrade Fortress or enjoy the sunset afterwards.

Military Museum within Belgrade Fortress. The perfect setting.

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