Museums & galleries

Explore the history of the city at Skopje City Museum which is located at the Old Railway Station, building  that was ruined in the 1963 earthquake. The clock above the entrance still shows 5:17 o'clock, the time when the stroke happened.
The beautiful building that is located at the Vardar river next to the Art bridge is the Archaeological Museum, where you can discover splendid finds that originate from different periods of the rich history of Macedonia.

On Karpos Rebellion Square you will find two museums: the Holocaust Memorial Center that gives a thorough overview of the Jewish community in Macedonia during different times in history and the deportation of some 98% of Macedonian Jews to Treblinka concentration camp; and the Museum of Macedonian Struggle where you can learn about the history of the Macedonian people from many periods.
Don't miss the National Art Galleries in the Old Bazaar. The buildings of Daut Pasin Hammam,Cifte Hammam and Kurshumli Han are art by itself. 

Compiled below is a list of city museums and galleries.

Archaeological Museum

This impressive looking and well organised museum will guide you through the finest archaeological collections from the country.
The exhibits are arranged chronologically on three floors. The tour is around 2 hours long and the entrance fee is 300 MKD denars.

Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 10h - 18h
AddressKej Dimitar Vlahov
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Skopje City Museum

The building belongs to Old Railway Station that stands half ruined as a monument to the '63 earthquake. The main exhibit is a very well displayed story of the 1963 earthquake and its aftermath. The museum has free entrance.

Opening hours: Tue - Sat from 9h - 15h
Address: Ss. Cyril & Methodius bb. (Old Railway Station)
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Memorial House Mother Teresa 

This memorial house is dedicated to Gonxha Bojaxhiu or Mother Teresa who was born in Skopje. Here you can see some personal belongings of Mother Teresa. There are always guides in the house who you can ask to tell you more about Mother Theresa. The house is free to visit.

Opening hours: Tue - Sat from 9h - 15h
Address: Macedonia Street
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Holocaust Memorial Center

This multimedia center is a memorial to the Holocaust of the Jews of Macedonia and the history of the Jews in the Balkans. Is located in the so-called Jewish Quarter of Skopje, which was the center of Jewish life in the city until the deportation of the Jews. The entrance is free.

Opening hours: Tue-Sat from 9h - 17h, Sat - Sun from 9h -15h
Address: 11th of March No.2
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Museum of Macedonian Struggle

The 13 exhibits in this museum covers the fight for Macedonian statehood, from the beginning of the resistance movement against the Ottoman rule, until the declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on 8 September 1991. Ticket price - 300 MKD denars.

Opening hours: Tue - Sun from 10h - 18h
Address: 11th of March No.1
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Museum of Contemporary Art

This museum has one of the most biggest collection of contemporary art in Southeastern Europe. The building itself is a gift from Poland after the '63 earthquake. A lot of artists donated their works to the city after the earthquake in '63, including Picasso, Millares, Vasarely and others.

Opening hours: Tue-Sat from 10h - 17h, Sun from 9h - 13h
Address: Samoilova bb
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Museum of Natural History

This little Natural History Museum located next to the city ZOO is the oldest biological institution within the country and shows the richness of Macedonian geology, flora and fauna. All exhibits are displayed in glass showcases and dioramas.

Opening hours: Tue - Sun from 9h - 16h
Address: Blvd Ilinden No.86 (Skopje ZOO)
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Daut Pasin Hammam Galery

In the past, this building was the largest Turkish bath in the Balkan region. Nowadays, this historical monument houses collection of modern art and paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Ticket price - 50 MKD denars.

Opening hours: Tue - Sun from 10h - 18h
Address: Krusevska Street No. 1-a
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Cifte Hammam Galery

This 15th century hamam was the second largest Turkish bath in the city and was in use untill 1912. After the '63 earthquake it was reconstructed and has also been converted into a contemporary art gallery where prominent domestic and foreign artists exhibit their works.

Opening hours: Tue - Sun from 10h - 18h
Address: Bitpazarska bb
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Kurshumli Han

A wonderful place to spend an afternoon learning about the country's ethnography and archaeology. Built in 1550, this was one of the biggest caravansary in town during Ottomans rule. Nowadays, Kurshumli Han is used as lapidarium of the Museum of Macedonia.

Opening hours: Tue - Sun from 10h - 18h
Address: Bitpazarska bb
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MKC - Youth Cultural Center

The Youth Cultural Center is home place for many art shows, concerts, festivals and fairs. As part of the center, here you'll find a Planetarium, gallery, small movie theater and a club restaurant.


Opening hours: Mon – Sun from 9h - 24h
Address: Kej DImitar Vlahov 15
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