Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

The exhibition area of the Museum of Natural History is located within the walls of the Kalemegdan fortress, in a beautiful building which was probably built during the Turkish occupation of Belgrade. All exhibitions are of temporary character because the enormous collection of this museum cannot fit the limited space of the current building.

The Museum of Natural History in Belgrade is one of the oldest institutions in the country and the only museum of this type in Serbia. It was founded in 1985 as Jastastvenički museum of Serbian lands. Due to its rich collection and numerous achievements, the museum is considered one of the most important museums of this type in the South-East Europe.
The collection consists of more than 1.5 million exhibits from Serbia, the Balkan Peninsula and the rest of the world. The most important collections are: minerals, fossils, insects, birds, mammals, as well as the herbarium of the Balkan Peninsula. The museum also has one of the largest specialized libraries in the region.

The collection of this museum can be visited at Kalemegdan-Belgrade’s Fortress. The museum organizes only temporary exhibitions with different themes, since museum does not own a space large enough for its whole collection to be exhibited. In the small and beautiful gallery at the Belgrade’s fortress, regional guest exhibitions are also organized.

Ticket prices for the Museum of Natural History in Belgrade
Regular ticket price is: 100 RSD.
Reduced ticket price is: 50RSD (retired individuals).
Free entrance: for all visitors on Thursdays (10:00-12:00h), children younger than 7 years, students, disabled individuals and their companions.
Group ticket price: 80RSD (for group visits there is also a professional guide).
Family ticket: 200 RSD.
We advise you to check the ticket prices and working hours before visiting – check the official website of the Museum of Natural History in Belgrade.

Working hours of the Museum of Natural History in Belgrade
Summer working hours
From Tuesday to Sunday working hours are: 10:00- 21:00h.
Winter working hours
From Tuesday to Sunday working hours are: 10:00-18:00h.
Closed: on Mondays.

Interesting facts

  • The building of the Kalemegdan gallery (exhibition area of the museum) was mentioned for the first time in Turkish writings that date back from the 40s of the 19th century under the name Karaula. The building was used for accommodating guards that protected the access to the fortress from the direction of Stambol city gate.

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