THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA MUSEUM
The Republic of Srpska Museum was founded on 26th September 1930 under the name of the Vrbas banovina (ban’s province) Museum. As instructed by the King Aleksandar Karađorđević, founder of the museum was the first ban (governor) of the Vrbas banovina, Svetislav Tisa Milosavljević. Through the decision of the Republic of Srpska Government dated 14th November 1992, the then Museum of Bosanska Krajina was renamed into the Republic of Srpska Museum and proclaimed to be the central institution for protecting mobile cultural goods. At the RS Museum you can visit permanent exhibition (archaeological, natural history and ethnological) at 1500 m2 as well as thematic exhibitions. Opening times of the RS Museum of are from 08.00 to 20.00 hours.
Duration: about 45 min
Price (per person): 2 KM
Minimum/maximum number of people: from 1 to 200 people
Expert guidance: secured
Required announcement: required
Contact person (for groups): Nataša Nogo, Ana Brataševec and Milanka Dragojevic
+387 51 216-943
THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
Building of the old railway station dating back from 1891 – 1892 (present Republic of Srpska Contemporary Art Museum) has been designed as monumental building built in Neo- Renaissance manner. In the Contemporary Art Museum you can visit exhibitions of famous domestic and world authors. Apart from the exhibition activities the Contemporary Art Museum regularly organises lectures given by eminent experts, art historians and artists, it deals with publishing activity as well as organises presentations that interpret modern art. The basis of the present Contemporary Art Museum counts around 2 thousand exhibit items, divided into 3 major collections: Collection of Bosnian-Herzegovinian art, Collection of Yugoslavian art and Collection of the World Art (paintings, graphics, aquarelles, drawings, luminokinetic items, pastels, installations, videos...). Opening times of the Museum are from 10:00 till 22:00 hours every day and the entrance is free of charge.
Duration: about 30 minutes under the guidance of the curator, only for groups by appointment
Price (per person/ for groups): free of charge
Minimum / maximum number of people: with the curators from 30 to 50 persons per one tour
Foreign languages: English, Serbian
Required announcements in advance: for groups
Contact (for announcement of the group): +387 51 215 364
+387 51 215 366
THE RS CHILDRENS THEATRE, PUPPETS GALLERY AND MUSEUM
Within the RS Children’s Theatre premises there is an exhibition pavilion consisting of the Theatre Puppets Museum, which is the only one of the kind in the Balkans, and an exhibition saloon of artistic paintings. Opening times of the exhibition pavilion are from 10.00 till 20.00 hours every day.
Đure Daničića 1
Phone: +385(0)51 232 830, 232 832
Duration: 15-20 min with the photographing
Price with a guide at the Museum: 5KM domestic citizens, foreign citizens 5 €
Price without a guide at the Museum: 3KM domestic citizens, foreign citizens 3 €
Maximum number of people: 50 people in a group
Foreign languages: English, Russian
Required announcements and booking in advance: for groups 3 days in advance
Contact person (for groups ): Sanja Zekanović
+387 65 513 678
+387 51 232 838
Note / addition: A new cultural and entertaining manifestation called "Snješkovo" takes place in the Musem of puppets in the period from 12.18.2016. to 20.01.2017., and it is covered with beautiful winter installation with Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus and St. Nikola, and of course many heroes of fairy tales. The entrance is not charged.
ETHNO VILLAGE - MUSEUM LJUBAČKE DOLINE
Ethno Village - Museum Ljubačke Doline covers an area of about 2 hectares in the village of Ljubačevo, about 17km south of Banja Luka. The name Ljubačke Doline was given after the valleys in the village of Ljubačevo, which are a natural phenomenon, unique in Europe, of diameter and depth of up to several hundred meters, concentrated on the whole Ljubačko field and as such do not exist anywhere else in Europe and represent a real tourist attraction. Ljubačevo, as a rich region, in addition to the Ethno village also boasts a beautiful view of the canyon Tijesno and it is a true ecological oasis for nature lovers, herbalists, artists, sportsmen and hunters. In the surrounding area there are caves with very rich cave formations and rare species of bat, a church from 1939, tombstones from the 16th century and the remains of the Turkish dormitory known as The Watchtower which dates from the 18th century. The idea of an ethno village was born from the love of its owner, Nedeljko Brankovic, according to the old way of life, antiques, culture and tradition, which is designed and set up as an open air museum with an intention to present the life of a cooperative in the region, its spiritual and material culture of the late 19th and the first half of the 20th century. A special part of the ethno village Ljubačka Dolina is the museum which has over 5,000 exhibits divided into collections (ethnological, naturalist and numismatic and a collection of antiques, a historical and an archaeological collection). There are exhibits from the former Yugoslavia, while some antiques, minerals and a portion of other exhibits have been collected from all 6 continents. The Ethno Village consists of about thirty authentic structures from the surrounding villages which are furnished with authentic furniture and objects from that time (dwelling houses, barns for wheat, dairy plant and outbuildings (buildings for sleeping), beehive for corn, barn, shepherd's hut, shed for storage of agricultural machinery and tools, apiarys, a shed in which brandy is made, etc.). The central structure of the ethno-village is designed as a domed market/building and also as a showroom within which there is a tavern where you can try traditional dishes and drinks from this region. The Ethno village is adorned with reconstructed workshops: blacksmith, carpenter, cooper workshop, which are furnished with authentic tools and machines. The idea is that the ethno village after finishing all the work comes to life in the present.
Duration: 60-90 min
Price (per person/for groups): for groups over 8 persons price 2KM, individuals 3 KM
Required announcements and booking in advance: for groups
Contact person (for groups announcement): Nedeljko Branković
+387 65 390 628
+387 66 987 898
Note: 01 April - 31 October - every day - from 09 to 21 hours
01 November - 31 March - only on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) - from 10 to 18 hours.