Museum of the Second Serbian Uprising - basic information
A museum was built in Takovo, a settlement rich in history related to the Second Serbian Uprising, which testifies to this very event that led the people to the creation of the Serbian state. Today, it is part of the Museum of the Rudnik-Takovo region, which you can visit very easily, because it is located less than 10 kilometers away from Gornji Milanovac.
History of the Museum of the Second Serbian Uprising
The museum has been open since 1994, and the exhibition is housed in the building of the former elementary school "Takovski ustanak", which was built by Aleksandar Obrenovic. The school was damaged in a fire in 1981, so its renovation was encouraged by the desire to open a space where visitors will be able to see the main features of the Second Serbian Uprising.
The museum has a permanent exhibition called "The Second Serbian Uprising and the Serbian Revolution", which unites the period from 1804 to 1839. It covers important moments in the history of the struggle of Serbs against the Turks, such as the First Serbian Uprising, Hadzi Prodan's Rebellion and the Second Serbian Uprising itself, which was a turning point in the creation of the latter state.
The National, Historical and Military Museum from Belgrade also made a significant contribution to the creation and arrangement of this museum.
The entire collection is completed by perhaps the most important exhibit - a painting by Paja Jovanovic, "Takovski ustanak", one of the most famous works of Serbian realism. There is also a part of the Takovo bush, under which the plans for the outbreak of the Second Serbian Uprising were born. In addition, numerous weapons, documents, charters, costumes and the coat of arms of the Principality of Serbia enrich this attraction.
How to get to the museum of the Second Serbian Uprising
From Gornji Milanovac you can reach by car in 15 minutes, driving on the road to Takovo.
Opening hours and ticket prices
- 9:30 - 17:00 on weekdays
- 11:00 - 16:00 on weekends
You can find out ticket prices by calling the museum's phone number: 032 573 60 38