Belgrade Museums Walking Tour (Self Guided), Belgrade

The number of Belgrade museums has gradually increased so that today there is truly a variety of spots with expositions for everyone's taste. A very nice museum that may be of a particular interest to you is the military museum. Equally fascinating could be the ethnographic museum established in 1901. We also suggest stopping at the Nikola Tesla Museum and Narodni Muzej (National Museum). Here is a list of museums you may want to visit on your trip to Belgrade.
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Belgrade Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Belgrade Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: Serbia » Belgrade (See other walking tours in Belgrade)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Author: valery
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Military Museum
  • Museum of Pedagogy
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • Museum of Vuk and Dositej
  • National Museum
  • Nikola Tesla Museum
  • Museum of Natural History
Military Museum

1) Military Museum (must see)

The Military Museum (Serbian: Vojni Muzej) in Belgrade was founded in 1878. The museum has over 3000 ancient and modern items. These include Roman swords and helmets, Greek helmets and daggers, Serbian heavy knight's armor, axes, shields, helmets, crossbows, armored gloves, as well as Western medieval weapons. There are also more modern guns, firearms, and elements of soldier's uniforms and equipment. Dioramas, plaques, and displays illustrate the use and historical context of the museum's collection. Recent exhibits address NATO actions against Serbia in the 1990's, including the use of cluster bombs, depleted uranium, and graphite bombs, some of which may have violated international law. A well-known exhibit features parts of a US F-117 stealth aircraft which was downed by Serbian anti-aircraft gunners.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
Museum of Pedagogy

2) Museum of Pedagogy

The Museum of Pedagogy is the one of a kind museum in Serbia and the Balkans, set to preserve from oblivion the historic ideals of Serbian culture. Established back in 1896, it has since accumulated and maintained teaching aids. The museum is entirely dedicated to basic school education and covers major pedagogical and historical aspects related to schooling and teaching.
Ethnographic Museum

3) Ethnographic Museum (must see)

The Ethnographic Museum of Belgrade is housed in a building constructed in 1934, which it has occupied since 1951. The museum documents and preserves artifacts related to the Serbian and Yugoslavian ethnography, such as folk dresses, textiles, carpets, and handwork tools. Among other facilities, the museum has a library and a foyer for themed meetings and artistic events. Back in the early 20th century, the museum held many exhibitions in various European countries.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 9 am - 2 pm
Museum of Vuk and Dositej

4) Museum of Vuk and Dositej

The Museum of Vuk and Dositej is one of the most important memorial museums in Belgrade. Founded in 1949, it documents the life, work and legacy of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić (1787–1864), the reformer of the Serbian language, and Dositej Obradović (1742–1811), a writer who was the country's first Minister of Education. The museum provides insight into Serbian culture and, in particular, its revival at the time of the First Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Since 1979, the museum has been governed by the National Museum of Serbia.

Operation hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday, Saturday: 12 pm – 8 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
National Museum

5) National Museum (must see)

The National Museum is the largest and oldest museum in Serbia. The museum was established on May 10, 1844. Since it was founded, its collection has grown to over 400,000 objects, including many foreign masterpieces. Currently, the museum is closed for renovation.

The National Museum building was declared a Monument of Culture of Great Importance in 1979.

On January 25, 2012, after ten years of the National Museum of Serbia being closed to the public, Vladimir Bogdanović of the leading Serbian newspaper/website Press wrote an article called A decade of cultural genocide against the Serbs, commenting on the need and importance of a working national museum.

Operation hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm; Thursday, Saturday: 12 pm – 8 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Nikola Tesla Museum

6) Nikola Tesla Museum (must see)

The Nikola Tesla Museum is a scientific museum, one of its kind in terms of preserving the heritage of Nikola Tesla, the world's famous inventor. Its permanent exhibition was arranged in 1955. From time to time there have been some modifications, but the basic concept of it has remained the same. Alongside a memorial exhibition documenting Tesla's life, the museum offers an interactive display with 3D models of Tesla's inventions. Periodically, there are themed exhibitions of documents, photographs and other materials, outlining certain periods of Tesla's work and life.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:45 am - 8 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Museum of Natural History

7) Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History (Serbian: Prirodnjački Muzej) was founded on 19 December 1895, and is one of Serbia's oldest specialized scientific institutions. It holds nearly 900,000 items presented in various collections: mineral, rock, hunting trophy, paleontological, zoological and botanical. The museum publishes its own bulletin, "Glasnik", and contains a library, founded in 1903, with over 20,000 books and printed documents. The museum's gallery is at Mali Kalemegdan 1, which is part of the Kalemegdan district of Belgrade, while the museum itself is located on Njegoševa Street.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Belgrade, Serbia

Create Your Own Walk in Belgrade

Create Your Own Walk in Belgrade

Creating your own self-guided walk in Belgrade is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Belgrade Old Town (Zemun) Walk

Belgrade Old Town (Zemun) Walk

Zemun neighborhood is one of the oldest parts of Belgrade, spread around the Gardoš Hill. Throughout centuries, as the Balkans were first part of the Roman, then Byzantine and, finally, the Austro-Hungarian empires, the area has transformed into a beautiful town, with narrow streets, cute buildings and breathtaking views, opening from the hill onto the Old Belgrade Town and the Danube riverside.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Topčider, Belgrade Walk

Topčider, Belgrade Walk

Topčider is a large neighborhood in one of the greenest and most prestigious parts of Belgrade. Its parks and forests are centuries-old and have royal legends behind them. This tour will take you around the most notable royal residences, the Marshal Tito Mausoleum, and the famous Košutnjak Park.

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.0 Km or 5.6 Miles
Sightseeing Tour in Belgrade

Sightseeing Tour in Belgrade

Despite being devastated many times in the past, Belgrade has retained much of its rich history, reflected in the city's architecture - streets, bridges and squares. Presented here are some of the not-to-be-missed must-sees in the Serbian capital.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Belgrade Old Town Churches Walk

Belgrade Old Town Churches Walk

Zemun has always been one of the most tranquil parts of Belgrade. Located around the Gardoš Hill, it has retained many Orthodox and Catholic churches, bearing the Austro-Hungarian Empire's provincial Baroque legacy. The majority of the local churches have carefully preserved their original icons, dating back to the 18th-19th centuries.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Belgrade Introduction Walking Tour

Belgrade Introduction Walking Tour

Apart from being the capital city, Belgrade is also logistical, cultural and economic center of Serbia. To see what the country, in general, and Belgrade, in particular, are about – in terms of religion, politics, arts and more – follow this orientation tour and explore the featured attractions for the ultimate impression.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles
Belgrade's Christian Architectural Jewels

Belgrade's Christian Architectural Jewels

Multi-confessional in reality, Belgrade is very Eastern Orthodox by tradition, which is seen in the many Christian temples and churches found in the city. The most notable of them are the Temple of St. Sava, St. Mark's Church, Sveta Ružica, and the Church of St. Archangel Michael. Whether a worshiper or a tourist, follow this tour to explore the Christian sights of Belgrade.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles