The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle (Macedonian: Музеј на македонската борба) is a national museum of North Macedonia located in the capital city of Skopje. Construction of the museum began on 11 June 2008 and it was opened to the public on the 20th anniversary of the declaration of independence on 8 September 2011. The building is located between the Museum of Archaeology, the Holocaust Museum of Macedonia, the Stone Bridge and the Vardar River.
The exhibit covers the period from the beginning of the resistance movement against the Ottoman rule, until the declaration of independence from Yugoslavia on 8 September 1991. The guided tours take visitors through 13 exhibits ending in front of the original copy of the 1991 Declaration of Independence.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Ireneusz Górczok | Dec 18, 2017
It is worth seeing once you are in Skopje unless you are with children - the tour is allowed with the guide only and last at least 1 hour so no child may bear it! The exhibition itself is well prepared, interesting and guides are definitely committed to their job. On the other hand however, it may become tiring and boring as guides' efforts to provide guests with abundant information and "correct" view at Maedonian history goes sometimes to far. I strongly recommend that Museum's authorities create an option of visiting without guides - even at the same price (with audio guide equipment?) - that would enable some less engaged wifes ☺ and children coming in. Alternatively, guides should stop provide guests with such a flow of detailed information.
Albert Martos | Feb 21, 2018
Fantastic museum, but the guided tour is too fast (is the only option they offer to you). They do it in around 1h, when you could spend 3 in your own.
rania sam | Mar 2, 2018
FAKE FAKE AND SHAME TO CALL THEMSHELVES MACEDONIANS. YOU PEOPLE SHOULD READ A BIT OF A HISTORY BEFORE YOU EVEN VISIT THIS FAKE COUNTRY. JUST SAD.
Wayne Cutajar | Nov 21, 2017
The historical exhibition is superb! The museum employee knows the history throughout, speaks good English and is very kind to visitors. Unfortunately photos are not allowed during the tour, but the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle is a must when in Skopje.
David Clarke | Oct 25, 2017
The struggle for Independence is an arduous one. This excellent value-for -money guided tour takes you through the diorama of Macedonia's political and social status from the 19th through to the 20th Century. Definitely worth an hour of your good time.
Ljubomir Nikolovski | Apr 11, 2018
Each nation remembers good and bad times in its existence. But, each nation does not show equally bad moments as well. In this Macedonian museum the truth is not hidden and it is not corrupted. Wax figures are made with high quality. Seek a visit with a guide. The guides are historians, I think.
Marek Štubniak | Mar 25, 2018
Not one of the best, but THE BEST museum I have ever seen! Really new, detailed from beginning to the end, from floor to ceiling. Wax figures all around the museum and really nice. There is only possibility to go with tour guide, he was nice that he merged us with 2 macedonian girls and did the tour in English. The only down is that the guide was not articulating too much and was going too fast. We did it about 1 hour, but 30 min more would it suite even better. 5 stars for the museum, but the tour guide is giving it down to 4 which is sad. My bad was I didnt tell him.
Marin | Mar 20, 2018
One of the best historical museums I have seen. Wax figures were of higest quality. Highly recommended
Andrea Peťovská | Apr 18, 2018
Very nice museum, but I am givig 4 stars because of guide. There is only one way to go there - ina group with guide. He was too fast, I was not even able to look around and we were moving to another stop. He was quite nice, but had some sarkastic comments to our country as well. We were in a group with turkish ladies and we could see the tension between them. Very strange and I would say unprofessional.
szuen tsai | Jun 13, 2018
The museum is very nice, but you are not allow to enter by yourself, have to join the tour every hour. The guide spoke very fast and moved very fast, just intended to finish his work asap, also skipped a lot of exhibitions. The tour only last for 40 minutes, if you have nothing to do in Skopje, this is a place to kill some time. Entrance fee is 300mkd.
Michael George | Jun 2, 2018
Not possible to join sponatanously, 15-20 Minute wait for guided tour only. Content looked good, but you were not allowed to explore at your own pace.
Josef Baldacchino | Jul 21, 2018
The exhibition was interesting... a bit too much reading but overall well presented with life size wax statues. The only reason why I did not rate this place 5* was due to being told by the museum personnel that if we pay the full price we will have an English guide. However after doing so we were never provides with the guide nor an audio-guide. A person of our group went to ask and was told that the English guide are the 'English written signs'. Eventhough I would recommend this museum, I felt a bit cheated.
Alicia Ng | Jul 7, 2018
The museum is rather large and costs 300 denar full price and 120 denar for students. Going with the guided tour left me with mixed feelings. The guide did mention some information that is not written on the exhibits however he spoke extremely fast and it was a struggle to understand the things he was trying to say or to even piece the history together. It was just a monotonous regurgitation of his script or something. He went through the exhibit rather quickly as well. He seemed like he wanted to get the tour over and done with. To be honest, the museum is pretty impressive with original articles and many wax figures. I would love to take my time and read more on the information written at each exhibits
Alessandro Paiva | Jul 5, 2018
It was supposed to be a 45 - 50 minutes guided tour, but the museum’s guide was so passioned and envolved into his narrative that the tour leasted almost 2 hours! Guess what: we loved it and wanted more! Very informative. The museum is a must visit in Scopje!
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