ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM

Opening times:
Peak season: 09:00 – 17:00h
Low season: 09:00 – 16:00h (closed on Sundays)

Admission:
Adults: 2,00€
Schoolchildren/Students: 1,00€

The Ethnographic Museum of Montenegro was founded in 1951 in the Biljarda, together with Njegoš’s Museum and the Museum of the National Liberation Struggle (NOB). It operated on these premises up until the devastating earthquake in 1979. The museum stores extremely valuable material from Montenegrin territory which illustrates the richness of the material and spiritual culture of the peoples inhabiting the country. The museum boasts valuable collections, which present economic activities, food practices, housing culture, textile crafts, ways of dressing, weapons, music instruments, coins and the like. The collections also include works of folk art showing great artistic achievement, testifying to the influence of various cultures and styles.

The Ethnographic Museum did not have its own exhibition space in the period from 1979 to 2002, when it was finally located in the building of the former Serbian legation. It is aimed at organizing temporary thematic exhibitions, such as Chests in Montenegro, From Thread to Fabric, and so on.

In 2011, the Ethnographic Museum celebrated the 60th anniversary of its foundation. This significant day in the cultural history of Montenegro was marked by the exhibition From the Collection of the Ethnographic Museum, which, due to the lack of space, was staged on the ground floor of the Biljarda.

The collection of the Ethnographic Museum numbers in excess of 4,000 objects, mostly dating from the 19th and the first decade of the 20th century.

The preparations for a permanent exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum are currently under way and this will be the first permanent exhibition of this museum since its foundation. Its opening is planned for 13th July 2018.