As you would expect from the country’s largest city and capital, Belgrade is home to the finest collection of museums in Serbia. Covering everything from science to warfare and the rest, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Serbia is waiting to be discovered in these houses of culture.
You need to go all the way out to Nikola Tesla Airport to check it out, but the trip to Surčin is well worth the effort. Opened in 1957, the Museum of Aviation takes the prize for Belgrade’s most interesting museum building by far, and what lies inside is just as fascinating. The museum moved to this futuristic location in 1989, and hidden within are hundreds of Serbian Air Force planes and more. The jewel in its crown is arguably the two NATO aircraft shot down during the aggression in 1999.
The old National Bank building is impressive enough, a magnificent piece of architecture in the centre of town, with an exterior surpassed only by the luxurious interior. The National Bank Museum is located on the top floor, where the ups and downs of all things monetary in Serbia are explored. You can even get your face printed onto a replica 5 billion dinar note, although the note is worth as much now as it was back in 1993.
Located in lower Dorćol, the Museum of Science and Technology is a fascinating visit whether or not you are interested in the subject. Spread over a couple of floors, the museum is full of interactive exhibitions that handily come with English text to explain the finer points. The room of illusions is immensely fascinating, although best to avoid if you’ve got a weak stomach. Fine fun for all the family.
It might be the hardest museum in Belgrade to find, but the city’s Roma Museum is well worth the effort. The first museum dedicated to Roma culture in the capital, Serbia’s fringe community finally gets the respect it deserves in this small apartment space. The Roma are still mistreated all over the continent, and their centuries-long story must be understood in order for any societal progress to be made.
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