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Museum of Macedonia, Skopje: 3 reviews and 10 photos

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  • Great Mother, Goddess of Fertility - Skopje
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  • Museum of Macedonia - Skopje
      Museum of Macedonia
    by Pijlmans
  • Museum of Macedonia - Skopje
      Museum of Macedonia
    by Pijlmans
 

The Museum of Macedonia is situated in Carsija, the old part of Skopje north of the Stone Bridge. It is located between the Mustafa Pasha Mosque and the Kursumli An. Have a look at the pictures, if you do not know this is the museum you can easily miss it!

One of the highlights of the museum is a Neolithic statue of the Goddess of Fertility, known as the Great Mother (see the pictures).

Permanent exhibitions:

Archeology: From the Paleolithic 10,000 BC to the 14th century AD
History: From settling of the Slavs in the 6th century to the end of Word War II
Ethnology: Exhibition of folk costumes, jewelery, traditional weaving architecture, textiles, crafts, economy, customs and traditional musical instruments.
Art history: Exhibition of fresco-replicas
Lapidarium: Exhibition of stone monuments in Kursumli An
Icon Gallery: Exhibition of most of the best icons in the country from 14th - 19th century

There is also an exhibition about Macedonia in WWII. Unfortunately, most if not all descriptions are in Macedonian only.

Opening hours:
Weekdays 08.00-16.00
Saturday 09.00-15.00
Sunday 09.00-13.00
Monday closed!

Admission is 50 Denars (less than 1 euro).

The Kursumli An (an old trading inn) is also part of the Museum of Macedonia, but it is usually locked, so ask to have it opened.

I find the museum very interesting, as it has several different sections and does not focus only on one subject. It is quite big, so take at least 2-3 hours to visit. Make sure you visit all the buildings!

There is a museum shop where you can buy replicas. There is also a museum shop in the Bey's Tower.

Address: Charshiska
Phone: +389 2 3116 044

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 2, 2008
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