MUSEUMS IN SKOPJE
This is a list of museums in Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia. It also includes university and non-profit art galleries.
Memorial House of Mother Teresa
The Mother Teresa Memorial House is dedicated to the humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mother Teresa and is located in her hometown Skopje, in Macedonia, where she lived from 1910 to 1928. The memorial sits on the site of a much earlier church, where Mother Teresa was baptized; a plaque around the corner commemorates the spot where she was brought into the world.
Macedonia Str. No.9, Skopje 1000,
Republic of Macedonia
+389 2 329 0674
Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 19:45 | Sat -Sun: 09:00 - 13:45
Free of charge
City Museum of Skopje
The building housing the City Museum is the Old Railway Station. For the people of Skopje it is a constant reminder of the terrible earthquake that happened in 1963 as the clock that froze at 5:17 on the morning of the tragic earthquake.
The museum is home to permanent exhibitions representing the history of Skopje, from the first recorded settlements to present. It has four departments: archaeology, ethnology, art history and history. One area dedicated to a moving exhibition chronicling the horrific events of the earthquake through video footage and photos.
Mito Hadzivasilev bb, Skopje, Macedonia
+389 2 3115 367
Everyday: 07:00 - 15:00
Entry: 100 Denars
National Art Gallery (Daut Pasha Hamam)
Housing the National Art Gallery of Macedonia, the Daut Pasha Hamam is a historical monument of the Islamic culture and an excellent example of the Islamic architecture. The Hamam was built by Daut Pasha in the second half of the 15th century. The seven restored rooms house mainly modern art and sculpture from Macedonia.
Goce Delchev Blvd, Skopje 1000
+389 2 3133102
Tue - Sun: 10:00 - 18:00 | Monday: Closed
Entry: 50 Denars
Contemporary Art Museum of Macedonia
The Contemporary Art Museum was founded in 1963 following the disastrous earthquake that hit the city. The building project was donated by the Polish Government. It features works from home and abroad, of which the latter includes pieces by Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder.
Samoilova bb, Skopje 1000
+389 2 311 77 34
Mon - Sat: 09:00 - 17:00 | Sun: 09:00 - 13:00
Entry: 300 Denars
Museum of Macedonia
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. Located in the Old Bazaar, the museum 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.
Kjurchiska Str. Skopje 1000
+389 2 312 9323
Tue - Sat: 09:00 - 17:00 | Sun: 09:00 - 13:00
Entry: 100 Denars
Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia
Museum located just over the Stone Bridge as you enter the Old Bazaar area. This museum opened in March 2011 commemorates the 7,149 Jews from Bitola , Skopje and elsewhere in Macedonia who were murdered in Treblinka.
What makes a visit to the the museum more poignant is the fact that the funds to build the museum were from the proceeds of the sale of the victims' property - property sold where there were no heirs.
Most of the exhibits are information / picture stands though one of the few 'original' exhibits is seemingly an original train wagon that was used to bring Jews to the death camp.
The standout exhibit was the collection of photographs of Jews from Bitola taken by the occupying Bulgarian forces prior to them being sent to Treblinka.
Iljo Vojvoda, Skopje 1000
+389 2 312 2697
Open: 9am - 7pm
Museum of the Macedonian Struggle
The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, being a specialized museum of historical exhibitions, was originally aimed to present the historical, cultural and revolutionary traditions of Macedonia and the Macedonian people in their perennial struggle to create a national state on the Balkans. It is a documented, contemporary and an objective directorial tool of the most important events and processes in the recent history of Macedonia.
The historical exhibits display all ordeals suffered by the Macedonian people in the exercise of its libertarian vision, the original idea of the revolutionary struggle for the liberation of Macedonia, unification and the creation of an independent Macedonian state. Also, the museum displays reveal the struggling agony the Macedonian people experienced, their resistance against the communist dictatorship, sacrificing their lives for an independent, united and democratic Macedonia.
11th of March, Skopje 1000
+389 2 235 6667
Open: 10am - 6pm
Entry: 300 Denars
Archaeological Museum of Macedonia
The all shiny, new building of the National Archaeology Museum was built as part of the Skopje 2014 project. It is probably the best place to start a crash course in Macedonian history. Highlights include Byzantine treasures; sophisticated 3D reconstructions of early Macedonian faces from skulls; a pint-sized replica of an early Christian basilica showing the life phases of mosaic conservation; and a Phoenician royal necropolis.
ul Kej Dimitar Vlahov bb
+389 2 3233 999
Tue - Sun: 09:00 - 18:00 | Monday: Closed
Regular visitor 300 Denars | Student: 150 Denars