Museum of Macedonian Struggle

Museum of Macedonian Struggle

Museum of Macedonian Struggle
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The Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, being a specialized museum of historical exhibitions, was originally aimed to present the historical, cultural and revolutionary traditions of Macedonia and the Macedonian people in their perennial struggle to create a national state on the Balkans. It is a documented, contemporary and an objective directorial tool of the most important events and processes in the recent history of Macedonia. The historical exhibits display all ordeals suffered by the Macedonian people in the exercise of its libertarian vision, the original idea of the revolutionary struggle for the liberation of Macedonia, unification and the creation of an independent Macedonian state. Also, the museum displays reveal the struggling agony the Macedonian people experienced, their resistance against the communist dictatorship, sacrificing their lives for an independent, united and democratic Macedonia.
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Bit of an old fashioned exhibition, though charming in itself it did not really explain clearly the timeline of the Macedonian fight.
Written 13 August 2023
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paulus
Thessaloniki, Greece30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
bad wax faces, nothing special, nothing important to see. Really i don’t understand who was the enemy of slavs northmacedonians and against who. Not important objects and
Written 9 April 2023
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Gloria
London, UK208 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Very very difficult to follow, the timelines and historical events poorly sign-posted.
The waxworks a bit eerie, and without really understanding what’s going on, it’s mostly waxworks (of people in the murals) and random guns of various periods.
Written 8 April 2023
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XaghraDream
Island of Malta, Malta11,188 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The museum has more potential that sadly is not realised. I think lighting needs to be addressed and bigger signs indicating time periods and historical conflicts. Headlines seem to be lacking. As foreigners, we wanted something more digestible.

Also, bring the situation to the present. That is missing.

I am sure the museum was expensive to create. We enjoyed it but it could be better without masses of investment. An opportunity missed.

Written 3 April 2023
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Nick S
London, UK141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I wasn't really looking forward to visiting this museum, as you have to be in the mood for something that will be about violence and upheaval, etc. I also don't really like waxworks.

However, I take it all back. The museum is well set out with paintings as well as waxwork tableaus, plus artifacts from the times of struggle such as documents, weapons, uniforms and even the odd car. It was very informative, with plenty to read if you wanted to, in both Macedonian and English. The waxworks were really well done. Maybe the art of making them has come a long way since I last went to a wax museum, but these figures were very lifelike, especially in the eyes and hands. The clothes and uniforms were also spot on, no jarring notes. The tableaus were very well put together, whether they were of meetings of IMRO members or less easily realised events, such as the assassination of the Yugoslav king in Marseilles, and the odd depiction of people in jail or at hard labour. It's a difficult subject to cover tastefully, but this museum does it.

It kind of helps going out of season, as we had the place to ourselves.

The one negative thing I've seen remarked upon in reviews is that parts of it are very dark. They are. We couldn't make out any good reason for this. Luckily, we both had torches on us - we were staying on a dark road, so were carrying them anyway.

Knowing only very vague things about Macedonia's troubled history, I came out knowing a lot more, so it was a very educational experience, and I guess all museums, no matter how much fun they might be (or not), should educate the visitor in some way.
Written 24 March 2023
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Ričards Edijs
Latvia430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I didn't have any expectations about the museum, yet the exhibition together with wax sculptures, and large-scale paintings, as well as variously created rooms with small, yet symbolic elements, made me very pleasantly surprised. I definitely recommend visiting the museum, especially because of the opportunity to get a guided tour without any extra fee. The guide explained the main storyline of the Macedonian struggle(s), moreover, he was glad to answer any questions I had, as well as give a broader overview of bigger events (such as the Balkan Wars) that were crucial for understanding the further development of the topic.
The only thing that seemed strange to me was the lack of preserved historical artifacts, even if they would be symbolic, small, or regarding everyday life. The exhibition tells the story of the "big events", however, I would have liked (in addition to the current concept) a more personalized, emotional, perhaps even playful storyline that would allow one to have a more realistic impression (otherwise it seemed as a summary of a chapter of a history book).
Written 7 March 2023
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,901 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Walked across the Stone Bridge to the Museum of Macedonia’s Struggles for Independence. This is an extremely interesting glimpse into Macedonia’s history and the how they have fought so hard to be a free and independent nation. The museum contains wonderful paintings, lots of wax figures, memorabilia and displays with descriptions in several languages, including English.
Written 23 October 2022
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Steve D
Liverpool, UK485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The display figures are very lifelike.The displays tell of the 500 year struggle of Christian Macedonians to overthrow the ruthless Turk.Truly heroic.
Written 5 August 2022
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chewbaaaacca
Glasgow, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Visited earlier today as a couple, unfortunately we only had around an hour and a half but we opted to have the guided tour (at no extra cost!) great decision. We were both amazed by the knowledge and talent of the guide, we wish we had had longer there. The museum is done out to a great standard and has a linear flow that tells the story of the journey to Macedonian independence very well. 100% recommended.
Written 24 July 2022
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TJulian
Europe236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The museum does an excellent job of presenting the time-line of Macedonian independence.
The museum lay-out is done chronologically with Macedonian history.
The exhibits are very heavy on paintings and wax figures.
The wax figures are so life like, I thought they were actually performance artists.
The museum is laid out over 3 floors and ends in the grand lobby with an enormous stained glass rotunda. Very impressive.
Very easy to find, just across the walking bridge from the central square.
Admission is only 300 dinars (5 euros / 6 USD).
Right now, is a perfect time to visit, as I was literally the only guest in the museum.
Written 1 October 2020
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