The Army Museum or Military Museum is one of the main tourist attractions of Belgrade. The immense collection of weapons tells a sad story about all of the armed conflicts on these lands and the ferocities that came with them. Those who visit this museum will exit it with a deeper understanding of Serbia, Serbian history and the unbreakable spirit of the local population.
The Military museum is located within the Belgrade’s Fortress (Kalemgdan). The building of the museum was constructed in 1924, for the Military-Geographical Institute. In 1956, this building was given to the Military Museum where it has been located ever since.
At first, the Military Museum was located in a building from the Turkish period next to the Roman Well at the Belgrade’s Fortress. It was destroyed during the First World War, while its collection was stolen by the occupational troops (German and Austro-Hungarian troops). The collection of the museum was also decimated during the Second World War.
Collection of the Military museum in Belgrade
This very rich collection consists of more than 3,000 exhibited objects that cover very wide historical periods: migration of Slavs to the Balkan Peninsula, The First and Second Serbian Uprising (against the Turks), Balkan Wars, The First World War, The Second World War, the Breakdown of Yugoslavia, NATO Aggression on Serbia and the Kosovo conflict. Apart from the weaponry from different historical periods, visitors will have a chance to see numerous medals, army uniforms, flags etc. In addition, these previously mentioned objects are exhibited with very-well written stories that put all of these object into perspective, explain their purpose and educate visitors, who will exit this museum with a much deeper understanding of the Balkan Region and all of the armed conflicts that these people had to deal with without ever wishing to participate.
Ticket price for the Military Museum in Belgrade
Regular ticket price is: 150RSD.
Reduced ticket price (children) is: 70RSD.
We advise you to check ticket prices before visiting – check the official website of the Military Museum in Belgrade.
Working hours of the Military museum in Belgrade
From Tuesday to Sunday working hours are: 10:00- 19:00h.
Museum is closed on: Mondays, January 1, 2, 7, February 15 and 16, November 11.
We advise you to check working hours before visiting – check the official website of the Military Museum in Belgrade.
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