The Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade is a museum dedicated to the way of life of Serbian people in Serbia as well as in other regional countries, before the industrial period. This means that visitors will have a chance to enjoy a unique collection of beautiful traditional costumes, models of typical houses, as well as numerous objects that tell interesting stories of how people lived once, how they performed certain tasks that we nowadays take for granted etc.
The Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade was founded in 1901. The large exposition of the museum was collected during the field work as well as through numerous acquisitions in the country and abroad (neighboring countries that have significant population of Serbs). During the First World War, a large part of the collection was destroyed as well as the entire library.
It is important to mention that the Ethnographic Museum organizes both temporary and permanent exhibitions.
Permanent exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade
The permanent exhibition is divided into two sections. On the ground floor visitors will be able to see the traditional costumes in rural areas of the country from the preindustrial period (19th century and the beginning of the 20th century). You will have a chance to get to know traditional costumes that were worn during special occasions and celebrations. These celebrations, often organized in local churchyards, were a great opportunity for young people to meet, to do business, and were often followed by music and traditional dancing.
The third floor of the museum is dedicated to how people used to live in cities and in rural areas. If you pay attention, you will realize that the models of houses as well as exhibited objects used for preparing food etc, show significant differences. Since people lived in different areas of the country (plains, mountains, near great rivers etc), the architecture of their houses as well as their habits regarding preparing food varied a lot. Here you will also get a chance to see different influences (oriental and European) in equipping homes, numerous objects that were used in everyday activities (fishing, hunting, agriculture, honey production, fruit production, cattle breeding etc.)
For more information about current temporary exhibitions at the museum, we suggest you visit the official website of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade.
Ticket prices for the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade
Regular ticket price is: 150RSD.
Reduced ticket price is: 60RSD (for students with valid documents).
Ticket price for groups of more than 10 individuals: 100RSD.
Free entrance: on Sundays for all visitors, children under the age of 6.
We advise you to check ticket prices before visiting – check the official website of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade.
Working hours for the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade
From Tuesday to Saturday working hours are: 10:00-17:00h.
On Sundays working hours are: 09:00-14:00h.
Museum is closed on: Mondays.
We advise you to check working hours before visiting – check the official website of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade.
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