Fall in Belgrade can sometimes be rainy. And now as we approach the winter, the weather is getting colder and outdoor activities are decreasing. However, it does not mean that we do not have options for enjoying the cold and rainy days. Belgrade museums are plentiful and affordable. You can use your day to see one or more of them. Learn something more about our culture and history at our famous museums.
The National Museum of Serbia
The National Museum of Serbia is the most important, oldest, and largest of all Belgrade museums. It is located at Republic Square, and it is a must-see site in Belgrade. The reconstruction lasted from 2003 until 2018. Since re-opening, the museum is visited by a large number of visitors and it has impressive collections, which you can see on permanent and thematic exhibitions.
The permanent exhibition contains artifacts originating from the Paleolithic period. Then, through antiquity, the middle ages, and the new ages, it takes us to contemporary times.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday: 10:00–18:00
- Thursday and Saturday: 12:00–20:00
- Mondays – closed
The admission fees are 300 dinars (2,55 EUR/$3) for permanent exhibition and 600 dinars (5,10 EUR/$6) for both permanent and current thematic exhibitions. Discounts are available for groups, children, and students. On Sundays, the entry is free of charge.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The interesting crystal-like building in Ušće park is the Museum of Contemporary Art. It contains thousands of pieces, belonging to modern and contemporary art. It was found in 1958 and due to reconstruction, it was closed from 2007 until 2017. Since the re-opening, it became one of the favorite cultural venues of Belgraders. The permanent exhibition displays mostly Yugoslav artwork. They belong to various art movements. If you heard of terms such as expressionism, postcubism, or neoconstructivism but you do not know how it looks like, here you will be able to learn. The museum also hosts the performances of renowned artists. For more details, visit the website of the museum.
- Wednesday – Monday: 12:00-20:00
- Saturday: 12:00-21:00
- Tuesdays – closed
The admission fee is 300 dinars (2,55 EUR/$3). Of course, certain categories have rights for discounts. The entry is free of charge on Wednesdays.
Unusual Belgrade museums – The Museum of African Art
The Museum of African Art is unique, as the first and only museum of such kind in the region. It is dedicated completely to the African culture. Here, you will embark on a journey across this mysterious continent. This museum contains an impressive collection of masks, sculptures, ceramics, artwork, clothes, jewelry, and many other items. Since their opening in 1977, they are involved in activities such as publishing and teaching. You can even learn Swahili here! Further, they organize events and festivals, such as Afro Festival.
They are open every day, from 10:00 to 18:00. The admission fee is 200 dinars (1,70 EUR/$2). In addition to the permanent collection, you can see the current exhibition. Every Sunday from 11:00 to 13:00, they invite visitors to the “Sunday at the MAA” program, with guided tours for adults and creative workshops for children.
Our Belgrade museums tours
For our guests, we prepared interesting tours, where you will get a chance to visit some of the famous Belgrade Museums. We remind you that wearing a face mask is mandatory in closed areas, including museums. The museums have the right to limit the number of visitors in order to assure a safe distance among them. Also, they can change the working hours with short notice to accommodate the government’s measures.
Visit to the Museum of Nikola Tesla is included in our City Tour and Story About Power Tour. The later one also includes the visit to the Museum of Yugoslavia and House of Flowers. And just for the true football fans, we prepared the tour which includes the visit to the FC Red Star Stadium and its museum.
If you want to visit other interesting museums, we can surely personalize the tour for you. For example, we can include venues such as Princess Ljubica’s Residence, Museum of Illusion, Military Museum, or Ethnographic Museum. Let us know what your preferences are, and we will take you there!