Belgrade museum tour
Discover the best museums of Belgrade, learn about history of Serbia and Yugoslavia, but also enter the world of Tesla's patents and his glittering mind that changed the world...
Musum of Yugoslavia
With over 200.000 original artifacts from the Yugoslavian times, in the Museum of Yugoslavian History you will be able to get familiar with how life was back then and especially get to know more about the life and work of Yugoslavia’s former president Josip Broz Tito, whose mausoleum is located inside the museum complex.
The Museum of Yugoslavia is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the complex Yugoslav heritage. The museum displays exhibits from all stages of development and subsequent decline of Yugoslavia – from the emergence of the idea of a joint state of South Slavs through the creation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia to the eventual breakup of the country and the accompanying phenomenon of Yugo-nostalgia.
The museum complex comprises the Presidential Residence, the old Museum of Yugoslavia (where presents made to the head of state are kept) and the “25 May” Museum, where exhibitions are held.
The presents received by Josip Broz Tito during his visits to heads of state and foreign officials include photographs, clothes, weapons, medals and items made of silver and ivory. Thus, here you can see a 6th-Century Corinthian helmet, a present from the Greek King Paul I, an ancient Ethiopian shield and an antique Japanese Tinto dagger made in the 14th Century.
The former residence of the Yugoslav President, known as the “House of Flowers”, was converted to a museum after his death. It is also his resting place, visited by thousands of his followers and admirers every year.
The “25 May” Museum, which is also part of the complex of the Museum of Yugoslavia, holds interesting exhibitions which will help you understand the unique culture and history of a country that is no more.
Nikola Tesla Museum
The Nikola Tesla Museum was conceived from the outset as a complex institution, encompassing cultural, educational, scientific and memorial functions. This largely determined its original vision and mission. As a cultural institution, the Museum deals with the protection and presenta-tion of Tesla’s legacy. In the scientific field, the Museum carries out re-search and publishes Tesla’s original works, while staff and associates take part in scientific conferences at which research results are present-ed. The Museum also holds the remains of Nikola Tesla, which makes it one of the few museums in the world which has a memorial as well as a technical function.
The universal connectedness of modern society, together with the ex-traordinary interest of people around the world, particularly the young, in Tesla’s personality and work, today give a special validity to the original concept of the Museum’s social role. It may also be said that the modern vision and mission of the Museum are defined jointly by the staff and the interested public both in Serbia and abroad.
Recognizing the universal importance of Nikola Tesla and his creation, on 16th October 2003 UNESCO included Tesla's archive, as a part of the movable documentary heritage of mankind in the Register "Memory of the World".
Price per person:
100 € (1 pax), 60 € (2 pax), 50 € (3 pax), 45 € (4-7 pax), 35 € (8-20 pax)
Duration: 4 hours
All year along, except Mondays.
Reservations required at least 24 in advance.
Included: English-speaking tour guide, entrances to 2 museums, transfers