5 Best museums in Belgrade – all you need to know

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If you’re visiting Belgrade, you might be looking for something fun and interesting to enjoy during the day. Especially in the Serbian capital in winter, visiting a museum can be the perfect solution. Here is a guide to the 5 best museums in Belgrade and how to visit them.

You can also find our detailed guide for visiting Belgrade here.

Visiting the Nikola Tesla Museum

The Nikola Tesla Museum is in the heart of Vracar district – found here. Open every day from 10:00 to 20:00, this is a popular museum in Belgrade celebrating Tesla’s electrical power inventions. Tesla is incredibly famous in Serbia, as this was his place of birth. So famous in fact, that the airport in Belgrade is named after him.

The museum itself is quite small, but nevertheless we would recommend visiting if you are in Belgrade. It is curated well, with a mix of Tesla’s inventions and some of his personal items too. If you do visit, be sure to book the guided tour. This is the only way to see the Tesla coils in action – which is the most fun bit of the museum in our view.

Tickets are 400 RSD or 800 RSD ($7) with the tour, expect to be in the museum for around one hour. Check the latest tour times on the museum website, as not every tour is in English.

Visiting The Serbia National Museum

The National Museum in Belgrade is the largest museum in the capital city. You can find it here, just next to Republic Square. The museum is a celebration of Serbian and European history. Spread over three floors, you’ll find a mix of historical artifacts and art from various centuries.

We really enjoyed this museum and spent around two hours exploring the exhibits. The museum is closed on Monday’s but open every other day 10:00 to 18:00 or 20:00. Tickets are 300 RSD (less than $3), or you can pay slightly more and get access to a few other museums in Belgrade if you visit the same day.

Visiting the Selfie Museum

The selfie museum is less of a museum but more of a fun arcade. A clever business idea, this venue provides lots of entertaining backdrops where you can take some fun pictures. Expect to spend about one hour exploring the different scenes.

We felt that this was a little over-priced at $7, and some of the exhibits were a little outdated. However, if it’s a rainy day in Belgrade or you are travelling with children, this place is entertaining. Find it in the shopping gallery by the waterfront.

Visiting the Illusion museum

The illusion museum is in a small and unassuming building in central Belgrade – here. We really enjoyed this place and felt that it was probably worth the $6 ticket fee. The ground floor is packed full of interesting illusions, whilst the top floor has a few puzzles to try.

The exhibits are quite creative and interesting, but it’s not a big museum. Nevertheless, a good place to visit for families with children teens. If you are visiting with children, expect to spend a couple of hours here. Otherwise, one hour is probably sufficient.

Visiting the Museum of Science and Technology Museum

The Museum of Science and Technology is a large building in central Belgrade. Found here. You can find a bit of everything in this museum, from steam engines to cars and more. The interactive area is especially fun for children, or adults alike.

Expect to spend around two hours here. You can visit any day apart from Monday when the museum is closed.

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