Museum City of Skopje
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Ričards Edijs
Latvia105 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I visited the museum on a Sunday, the place seemed to lack lighting and had a feeling of being forgotten, the entrance to other floors was blocked. The entrance is free of charge, and everything regarding the information on the posters is translated also in English.
The exhibition mainly covers processes related to the earthquake in 1963. It is, indeed, a stunning building with a meaningful concept of remembering such a tragedy to the city, as well as how people from all over the world and countries that politically didn't cooperate joined to rebuild it. However, I would have liked a broadened insight into Skopje before 1963 and nowadays (for instance, some information about the project Skopje 2014 and how it changed the city). There is, however, a little exhibition with artifacts from ancient history.
Written 6 March 2023
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Istvansajti
Budapest, Hungary132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Museum is about the 1963 Earthquake which destroyed the city almost entirely. The building itself is remarkable, such a shame it will be surrounded by some newly constructed mall/apartment building. So bad this could happen with heritage sites. There is also a guide in the museum, Mihaly who will guide you through the history as a true master of his trade. Great guy, great stories. A new café/souvenir/book shop would be nice to be open in the future.
Written 25 September 2022
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Berthaki
Arequipa, Peru256 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
The museum has very interesting pieces found during the excavation of Scupi. Also it has a photographic exposition of the earthquake that destroyed the city in the last century. There are also some religious paintings and some information about the main buildings in the city nowadays. I had the impression that it's being restored because the ticket office was closed, there's just a guard that lets you in. It's a pity that so cute place is not working normally.
Written 14 September 2022
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Milan S
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
If you can visit the museum of Skopje, you will find some interesting artefacts of ancient and prehistoric past of the town. It used to be central rail station before the catastrophic earthquake on 26 July, 1963, 5:17 AM. On the most eastern outside wall used to be a text in golden letters from President Tito, of a speech hours after the quake. It was removed in period when VMRO (right wing macedonian party) had a government and was never put back.
Written 15 December 2019
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Svetlana S
Malta24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Went there this morning, there were some people inside (assume they work there, they were moving some furniture around), no signs of where to go, we wandered around the ground floor, nothing there, went into some side room, there were people there, seemed like a rehearsal or something, they told us "go out". Which we did. No clue what was supposed to be there, no museum attendants or guards. So may be its a nice place, we just didnt manage to find any exhibition there.
Written 1 November 2019
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Roseannesh
Frenaros, Cyprus45 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Small museum in the old train station that mainly covers the 1963 earthquake. There are some archaeological finds on the bottom floor. Entrance is free.
Written 23 October 2019
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Tamas
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
A very great museum of the earthquake of 1963 which almost destroyed the entire city. But you need to visit this museum if you are in Skopje.
Written 23 July 2019
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FairCityFrasie
Perth, UK2,091 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
The museum is housed in the old railway station building, mostly destroyed in the 1963 earthquake. Only 2 of the former arches remain and you can still see where the rest of the building fell away. The clock at the front is stopped at 5:17am, when the earthquake struck. I first went along on Sunday late afternoon but as it was about to close, the security guard said "No - come back tomorrow". I went back next day and stepped through the front door (it was open) and the security guard again said "No - closed on Monday". Despite pleading for 5 minutes, his militant demeanour suggested I'd better drop it. This meant I had to rush back on Tuesday morning before zipping to the airport for my flight. I got in - its free - it can easily be done in less than half an hour - I was only really interested in the earthquake room and exhibits. Worth doing for the earthquake and actually being in a building that survived the 1963 earthquake.
Written 20 May 2019
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estrella05azul
26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
This train station partially collapsed in the earthquake of 1963. It was left in its semi-destroyed state and currently houses the City Museum and serves as memorial to the disaster. The clock on its central facade stopped at 5:17, the exact time the earthquake struck.
Written 1 February 2019
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Y3048NPdavids
London, UK778 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This museum is in the former railway station, with the clock still set at 5.17 when it stopped on the day of the disastrous earthquake in 1963. The main reason to visit this museum is to see the exhibition about the earthquake and the subsequent efforts to rebuild the city. Apart from that, there was little else to see when we went there, except a couple of rooms containing architectural projects and modern art posters. The whole place looked sadly neglected, in stark contrast to the new flagship museums across the river. It was free to enter when we went.
Written 4 October 2018
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