Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, Skopje

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Museum of Macedonia (Музеј на Македонија, Muzej na Makedonija) is a national institution in the Republic of Macedonia and one of the oldest museums in the country. The Museum of Macedonia was created by joining three museum in one. The three museum that were unified were the archaeological, historical and ethnological museum, of which the archaeological museum was the oldest one; it was opened in 1924 and that date is considered as an establishing date of the national museum. During the existence of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, the museum was known as People's Museum of Macedonia.OverviewThe museum is located in the Old Bazaar in Skopje, near the Skopje Fortress. It has got total area of 10.000 m², of which 6000 м² are meant for permanent or temporal exhibitions. The institution is of complex character, which means it gathers, keeps, conserves and presents the national Macedonian historical and cultural heritage. Within the museum is the Kuršumli An, a historical monument that was built in the 16th century. Besides that, the museum takes care about the collections of the following institutions as well:the collections in the Palace of culture "Dragi Tozija" in Resen, the collections in the library "Iskra" in Kočani,the collections in the Palace of culture "25 May" in Valandovo, andthe collections in the memorial houses in the villages Bituše, Galičnik and Gorno Vranovci.
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  • Macedonia's Archaeological Museum sits directly along the River Vardar steps from the city's central square and the historic Stone Bridge. The entrance fee is 150 Dinar (2.50 Euros). The museum is...  more »
  • First, the building is amazing both during the day and night. The tariff is 100 dinara and they do have a gift shop. They have many wonderful exhibits of archaeological relics, coins, jewelry, and....  more »
  • 3rd floor isn't open. Do NOT go until it is. They skip 2000 YEARS of history by blocking off the top. It's a shame because the museum design is quite beautiful. They also just kind of show you many artifacts with names, but 0 explanation. Tons of words I've never seen before to name an artifact. There are some explanations in the hall but primarily in Macedonian. I learned almost nothing more about Macedonian history by going here than before I did.
  • The second floor was closed - no announcement or anything was given prior to the visit. The museum is very nice and very well organized. There are minor mix ups in the labeling of the artifacts.
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