The Museum of Vojvodina is the largest museum in the autonomous province of Vojvodina. It boasts a rich tradition of over 150 years.
Originally founded in 1847 in the city of Budapest during the meeting of the board of “Matica Srpska” because of the insistence of many influential people in Vojvodina who wanted a museum to represent Vojvodina’s culture.
Back then it was known under the name “The Serbian National Collection” – otherwise known as The Museum.
The very first public cultural institution of this type opened its doors in 1933 in the city of Novi Sad under the name The Museum of Matica Srpska where the first exhibited collection was from a wealthy legacy of Sava Tekelija.
The main aim of the Museum of Matica Srpska was to collect and exhibit authentic museum pieces that represented Vojvodina.
Soon after many important collections were formed.
They include an ethnological and numismatic collection, a gallery of art, an archeological collection as well as a library, an archive and a collection of valuable photos.
The Museum of Vojvodina (as it stands today) was established in 1947 – 100 years after the board meet in Budapest.
It was dedicated to collecting and exhibiting collections of zoology, history, archeology, geology, botany, folklore, art and paleontology.
Among its permanent exhibits is an exhibit, which represents the development of society in Vojvodina. Out of many exponents the most famous and valuable is a collection of three Gold-plated Roman parade helmets that date back to the IV century.
Two of helmets were discovered in a small village of Berkasovo in 1955 along with some pieces of a Roman military uniform, while a farm worker discovered the third buried on his land only a few years ago.
The helmets feature extraordinary craftsmanship of metal, gold and glass that was made to look like precious stones. In the world today there are only 10 of these helmets still in existence, which makes this collection a truly rare exhibition and one of a kind exhibition.
In addition to the permanent exhibitions the museum organizes various thematic exhibitions, lectures, workshops, promotions and educational programs.
“Night of the Museums” is one such event that is the most anticipated and visited events of the museum.
With the expansion of the museum network the following extensions were created: Ethno Park “Log Cabin” in Backi Jarak and the Museum Complex in the beautiful Dundjerski castle located in Kulpin (part of the museum since 2004).
Tuesday – Friday 9AM-7PM
Saturday – Sunday 10AM-6PM
Monday – Closed
Entrance is free on Fridays
Adults: 150 Serbian dinars
Students, pensioners: 100 Serbian dinars
Adults: 100 Serbian dinars
Students, pensioners: 50 Serbian dinars
Family tickets: 200 Serbian dinars
Group English guided tours: 500 dinars