Krajina Museum – Asociaţia Pro-Mehedinţi

Thematic route: The cultural heritage route

Name of the attraction: Krajina Museum

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

The Museum is located in the center of the town, address: Vere Radosavljevic No. 1

Description: Krajina Museum was founded in 1934. The idea of ​​founding the museum appeared during the celebration of a centenary from the liberation of the Timok region from the Turks domination. On this occasion, on 21st September 1933, an exhibition named “Antiques of Krajina” was organized, after which enthusiasts and lovers of antiques came up with the idea to open the museum in Negotin – the idea was put in practice a year later. The duke of Morava district in Nis, known writer Jeremija Zivanovic (1874-1940), by the act II no. 3322 of 16th February 1934, confirmed the Rules of Museum Association in Negotin, and the founding of the museum called the City Museum Haiduk Veljko in Negotin – Krajina. During eight decades of existence, the Museum has repeatedly changed its name and nowadays it is known as the Museum of Krajina. Museum of Krajina achieves its main activity of collecting, preserving, protecting and presentation of movable cultural property through activities of its departments: archeological, ethnological, art history, historical, educational and documentation departments, tour guide service and a library. Museum fund has gradually increased, and today it has over 15,000 artifacts. Museum of Krajina is a museum of complex type, consisting of the central building with archaeological, ethnological, historical and artistic setting, Birthplace of Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac and Haiduk Veljko museum. In addition to these facilities in the town, Museum of Krajina also takes care of the Birthplace of Momcilo Rankovic in Rajac and archaeological site Vrelo-Sarkamen. The building that houses the museum was built in the late 19th and early 20th century. The permanent exhibition follows the historical development of Negotin Krajina from ancient times to the 20th century and is presented through exhibits of archaeological, ethnological, historical and art collections.

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

Information and contact:

Visiting hours:

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

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

Ticket price:

Ticket price for visiting the Museum of Krajina is 200,00 din.

If the visitors besides visiting the Museum of Krajina also visit The Memorial House of Stevan Mokranjac and Haiduk Veljko’s Museum, the price is 300,00 din.

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

Contact:

Krajina Museum

Address: Vere Radosavljevic 1, 19300 Negotin, Serbia.

Tel: +381 19 545 072; +381 19 543341

Web:  www.muzejkrajine.org.rs

E-mail: muzejnegotin@gmail.com

Route close to other thematic routes: Near the central building of the Museum of Krajina there are: the Memorial House of Stevan Mokranjac, Haiduk Veljko’s Museum, 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. 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 via the Danube main road, through Donji Milanovac (250 km). The distance from Nis is 150 km, from Zajecar-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: 44.224748  22.531370