Museum of the Rudnik-Takovo region - basic information
Near the famous buildings of Gornji Milanovac, such as the Milanovac Theater, the building of the Old Court, the Church of the Holy Trinity, there is also a museum of the Rudnik-Takovo region. It contains testimonies about the glorious period of Serbian history, which was preceded by the Turkish occupation. Under the leadership of this museum, there are also the memorial complex Takovski grm, the Museum of the Second Serbian Uprising in Takovo, Milos's konak in Gornja Crnuca and the museum exhibition of the House of Serbian-Norwegian Friendship.
History of the museum
The house in which the museum is located is an example of interwar architecture in Gornji Milanovac, and it is also known as the Brkovic House. It used to belong to the wealthy merchant Ivan Brkovic, who built it in 1938. At that time, it was a symbol of wealth, and since 1994, it has opened its doors to visitors as a museum where you can see exhibits from historical, ethnological and other collections.
This collection includes items that are mostly related to the 19th century. These are weapons, documents, charters, maps, flags, among which are the Takovski Cross, the Order of Saint Sava, as well as the Order of the White Eagle. Most of the exhibits have been preserved from the area of Rudnik-Takovo, but there are also those that were donated or returned to the museum.
Permanent exhibition "Gifts and redemptions of the Obrenović dynasty"
The Obrenovic dynasty is associated with the entire area of Gornji Milanovac, Rudnik and Takovo. They were the founders of the churches that were being built, the Obrenovics raised the Second Serbian Uprising from that place, and the town of Gornji Milanovac itself is named after Milan Obrenovic. Therefore, it is not surprising that such an exhibition found its place in the museum of the Rudnik-Takovo region. In it you can find personal items that belonged to members of the dynasty, but also their portraits and official documents.
Legacy of the Nastasijević family
The Nastasijevic family was a respected family from Milan, which gave birth to numerous artists, but also philosophers, historians and mathematicians. After their move from Gornji Milanovac to Belgrade, they came into contact with the cultural elite of that time, such as Isdora Sekulic, Milos Crnjanski, Stanislav Vinaver. The personal items of that family were donated to the museum by the descendants.
This collection also includes objects that are the result of archaeological research. They consist of everyday objects that were used for life, as well as agricultural tools, utensils, objects for processing wool and textiles, and folk costumes.
The most significant exhibits
- a curtain from the Old Palace in which the bodies of the murdered kings Aleksandar and Draga Masin were wrapped on the night of the assassination in 1903
- glass by Milan Obrenovic
- a candlestick and carpet from the Old Court
- Takovo's cross
How to get to the museum
The museum is located in the center of Gornji Milanovac, in Sindjeliceva street number 7.
- you can reach it on foot from the Peace Hill Memorial Park in 10 minutes by passing Vojvode Misic Street.
- If you go from the main bus station, passing through Graski Park, you will be at the museum in 5 minutes.
The taxi station is located right next to the main bus station, if you decide to take a taxi tour to the center: Permier taxi 032 715 151, Golf taxi 032 701 222, S Taxi 061 722 722 4
Opening hours and ticket prices
Museum opening hours:
- 7:30 - 17:00 on weekdays
- 11:00 - 16:00 on weekends
By calling the museum's phone number, you can get information on ticket prices. 032 717407