About the Museum

The National Museum in Belgrade is complex in type, the most important, the oldest and the central Serbian Museum, founded on May 10, 1844. After more than 100 years of growth and development, mostly thanks to the enthusiasm and great dedication of individuals, our Museum now safeguards more than 400,000 archeological, numismatic and historic artifacts and artworks.

The National Museum today is in the process of great changes. The changes include the creation of new spaces for extraordinary art and archeological treasures, and, above all, the creation of an open and accessible museum that represents a truly democratic and creative place equally focused on protecting the heritage and fulfilling the needs of the public.

This essential transformation of the National Museum will be demonstrated in the permanent display – one of the key ways in which the museum presents itself. The permanent display is imagined as a public forum that will show all museum activities, from research and conservation to exhibitions, interpretations and education. Planning, development and implementation of the new permanent display focused on the visitors’ experiences is the backbone of our creative strategy.

Our current activities, exhibitions, publications, research projects, events and educational programs show our professional strength, high standards and creativity. They show how we understand our role in the society and our role in safeguarding and promoting heritage. They underline that we are not just keepers of the past but participants in the present. Directions we have set for the future of the Museum will be presented to you on these pages. We kindly invite you to get involved in their creation.

History of the Museum

Museum Directors

Locations of the National Museum

Museum governance


Through the faces of the museum