There are unsurprisingly no shortage of museums to visit in while in Belgrade, and they run the gamut from history and art to those dedicated to important individuals, such as the inventor Nikola Tesla and the Nobel laureate Ivo Andrić.
1. National Museum
The National Museum in Belgrade is the largest and oldest central museum of Serbia, which today, after its long existence since being founded in 1844, preserves more than 400,000 objects that make up a unique cultural heritage of Serbia, the Central Balkans, and Europe.
2. Nikola Tesla Museum
If you are in any way curious about the life of the Electric Jesus, be sure to make a beeline for the Nikola Tesla Museum.
3. Museum of Applied Art
The museum has more than 37,000 applied art pieces, including works of exceptional artistic and cultural significance.
4. Museum of Theatrical Art
The Museum of Theatrical Art of Serbia (MPUS) was founded in 1950 with the aim of collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting documentation of importance for the development of theatre art of Serbia in the service of society.
5. Science and Technology Museum
If you’re looking for obsolete radios and exhibitions that make you question your own gravity, you’ll find it here.
6. Museum of Ivo Andrić
The Museum of Ivo Andrić was opened in 1976 in the apartment in which Andrić, one of the most important writers from Yugoslavia and a Nobel laureate for literature, long-resided with his wife Milica Babić.
7. Princess Ljubica’s Residence
Princess Ljubica’s Residence is one of the most important monumental buildings in Belgrade, and one on the rare preserved memorials of the Obrenović dynasty.
8. Military Museum
There is a permanent display within the museum building, while on the outside, artillery weapons and armoured vehicles line the ramparts and trenches of the fortress.
9. Museum of Yugoslavia
Through their programmes and activities, they encourage social memory and culture of remembrance related to development of the Yugoslav idea, since the creation of the Yugoslav state as a kingdom, until its breakup in the early 1990s.
10. Museum of Contemporary Art
Explore the five levels of this unique building as an introduction to the various galleries, exhibitions and festivals you might stumble across, as well as the brutalist architecture you will be seeing around the city.