Haiduk Veljko Museum – Asociaţia Pro-Mehedinţi

Thematic route: The cultural heritage route

Name of the touristic attraction: Haiduk Veljko Museum

Location: Negotin, Municipality of Negotin, Bor district, Eastern Serbia, Republic of Serbia.

The Museum is located in the center of the town, address: Stanka Paunovica No. 17.

Description: The house where the Museum of Haiduk Veljko is situated was built in the sixties of the 19th century by duke Todorce. The house had different purposes until the opening of the museum.  In 1997 The Museum of Haiduk Veljko was opened within the house. The period of the First Serbian Uprising and the character of Haiduk Veljko Petrovic in the newly opened Museum are presented using exhibits from historical, ethnological, art collections and also literary works.  The ground floor has several rooms two of which are rearranged in the gallery, where thematic exhibitions and other program activities of the museums and other cultural institutions and individuals, such as promotions of books, magazines, concerts, plays, etc., are occasionally held. The ground floor hall houses part of ethnological exhibition with exhibits depicting traditional winemaking and viticulture in the late 19th and early 20th century and the historical setting presenting pieces of tools, as well as documents related to the First Serbian Uprising. Museum exhibition on the first floor of Todorce’s house is divided into three rooms. The first room exhibits the portraits of Haiduk Veljko, created during the 19th and 20th centuries which are part of art collection, as well as musical and literary works inspired by Haiduk Veljko’s life and work, which have been collected over the years and are an integral part of the library of the Museum of Krajina. In another room there is a fireplace or the so called “odzaklija” and there are the exhibits of ethnographic collection, household items evoking the ambience of the old town house from the 19th century. The historic setting with weapons and tools from the First Serbian Uprising are placed in the third room. The yard area of Todorce’s house is developed so that one part “hosts” a small summer stage for cultural events on various topics, starting with books promotions or monodrama performances, to chamber music concerts. In this way, Museum of Haiduk Veljko with the gallery space and the summer stage, provides a wide range of possibilities for the realization of various cultural events.

Conditions: The Museum can be reached on foot, by bike, by car or by bus.

Information and contacts:

 Visiting hours:

Monday to Friday from 08 to 15 and by prior arrangement.

– During the excursion season, from April to June and from September to October, the Museum is open on weekdays from 08 to18, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 16.

Ticket price:

Ticket price for visiting Museum of Haiduk Veljko is 200,00 din.

If the visitors, besides visiting the Museum of Haiduk Veljko, also want to visit the Memorial House of Stevan Mokranjac and the central building of the Museum of Krajina, the price is 300,00 din.

The price is the same for both individual and group visits.

Contact:

Haiduk Veljko’s Museum

Address: Stanka Paunovica 17, 19300 Negotin, Serbia.

Tel: +381 19 545 072; +381 19 544 949

Web:  www.muzejkrajine.org.rs

E-mail: muzejnegotin@gmail.com

Route close to other thematic routes: Near Museum of Haiduk Veljko there are: the central building of the Museum of Krajina, The Memorial House of Stevan Mokranjac, The old church of the Birth of the Holy Virgin, The Holy Trinity Church, the powder mill (the only remnant of the fortress Baba Finka). At 25 km away from Negotin there is the archaeological site Vrelo-Sarkamen. Bukovo Monastery is in the vicinity of the town and at 40 km away from Negotin there is Vratna Monastery and at about 20 km from the town there are the wine cellars of Rajac and Rogljevo.

Other useful information: The area of the municipality Negotin is linked by a whole range of transport network with the Danube and Corridor 10 and international border crossings with Romania and Bulgaria.  

Via Djerdap main road, this area is linked to the regional roads: Negotin-Donji Milanovac and Negotin-Kladovo. The network and the quality of the local roads at the territory of Negotin municipality is at satisfactory level.

One can reach Negotin from Belgrade via the international road E 75, through Paracin (300 km), Smederevo, Pozarevac and Majdanpek (290 km), or on the Danube main road, via Donji Milanovac (250 km). The distance from Nis is 150 km and from Zajecar is 57 km. The nearest town is Vidin in Bulgaria-55 km and the nearest city in Romania is Turnu Severin-80 km.

GPS coordinates:  lat, long: 44.226527, 22.528868