Zenica City Museum

 

in short

The Zenica City Museum is a cultural institution which main activities are researching, preserving, collecting and processing museum material. There are historical, archaeological, ethnological, 20th century media permanent exhibitions in the Museum, as well as art exhibitions and a space for temporary exhibitions. Beside, the Zenica City Museum preserves and takes care of the Old Town Vranduk fortress, 14 km northwest from Zenica, as well as a Synagogue near the main building of the Museum.
Zenica City museum at night
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Zenica City Museum

in detail

Zenica City  Museum  is located in the new building from September 2007. A new representative building was built thanks to an investment of Zenica municipality, and financial assistance from the Government of Zenica-Doboj Canton. The architectural concept of the new museum building is done by our fellow citizen, BSc. architect Zvjezdan Turkic.
The mew Museum has a new concept of work: so-called open museum includes a dynamic relationship with the public, organizing a number of workshops, the development of a multimedia center, and frequent educational and promotional programs in the domain of science and art.

Zenica City Museum  was conceived as an institution that with its action will exceed the limits set by the museum building, and its walls, because it is necessary to exist within the framework of interaction with the local community, not only just to offers programs, but to accept them as well ...
However, the Zenica City Museum is the museum of the future, or at least a museum as it should be in the new millennium.


History of the Museum

Zenica City Museum is a public institution,  founded in 1966 and was founded by the former Municipality of Zenica. Our museum  is in the category of general museums. Administrative apparatus, library and three museum collections (archaeological, historical and ethnological) were located in several buildings (the building of the former Madrasa, Hadžimazića home, synagogue and a memorial house in Šerići). In 1982. Zenica City Museum joined the city gallery  with its own space (House of Culture)

Till  1992 there were more than 20 workers (professional and administrative staff) employed within our institution. The Zenica City Museum was the organizer of several scientific symposium (Symposium on Ancient Ceramics 1971, Symposium on Mining and Metallurgy, 1972, Symposium on Medieval Bosnia and European culture in 1973.), Consulting meeting of ethnologist at yugoslav level, and organizer of several archaeological campaigns around Zenica .

During the war period (1992-1995),  Zenica City Museum was left without three facilities, and most of the museum material was deposited in several unconvinient locations in the city .
Zenica City Museum
Zenica City Museum is located in a newly constructed building, which was designed specifically for the needs of the museum and has had its opening in September 2007. The building has about 3000 square meters of exhibition space, which extends over three floors, space for business premises, depots, coffee/club for workshops and lapidary.
Admission
Children up to 15 years and retired: 0,50 EUR, People over 15 years: 1,00 EUR, War veterans and people with special needs: Free entrance
Synagogue
Synagogue in Zenica was built during the time from 1903. to 1905.
The synagogue is rectangular, measuring 12 x 10 meters, with a ground and first floor, with a total height of 10 meters. External appearance of the building was done in pseudo Moorish style. Synagogue was consecrated in 1906. and had the role of religious building until 1941.

In 1967. the first permanent historical and ethnological exhibition of Zenica City Museum was opened in this Synagogue.
The Jewish community office is also located in the facilities of Synagogue.
Admission
free admission
Vranduk Fortress
For six centuries known as the hardest part of Bosnia, the gate of Bosnia, Vranduk represents one of many medieval Bosnian towns with intensive political, economic and cultural life.

Vranduk is composed of a citadel with the main tower and protective wall, surrounding the interior of the medieval town. The Old town (fortress) Vranduk was a piece of royal land where bosnian kings Ostoja and Tvrtko II Tvrtkovic dwelled and there are also some traditional stories that the queen Katarina used to visit the place.

Vranduk had got a crafting and trading settlement on the spot where the village Varosiste is placed nowadays (3 kilometers downstream from Vranduk).

During the long Ottoman ruler, The Royal City of Vranduk become a great military-tactical spot. Sultan Mehmed-Fatih built a mosque in the immediate vicinity of the Vranduk fortress.

At the beginning of the Austrian-Hungarian rule small military unite had been stationed over this area, until 1890 when Vranduk was abandoned.Almost, whole 20th century, Vranduk has been defying with its strenght and natural beauty keeping from oblivion its rich past.

Within the Vranduks walls numerous archeological remains from from the Middle Ages and Ottoman period were found: pots, jewelry, coins, tools, spurs, etc. These objects are kept in Zenica City Museum and as part of exhibition in Vranduk.
Admission
Children up to 15 years and retired 0,50 EUR / People over 15 years 1,50 EUR / War veterans and people with special needs: Free entrance
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Visitor entrance

Zenica City Museum
Muhameda Seida Serdarevica bb
72000 Zenica
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 15:00

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Synagogue
Jevrejska 1
72 000 Zenica
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Synagogue is Zenica City Museums depadans, and this is a space adapted for staging temporary exhibitions. Synagogue opens as needed. Given that it is located not far from the museum building, workers from the museum can shOpen as needed. The Synagogue is among the Zenica City Museums venues and this is a space adapted for staging temporary exhibitions. Given that it is located not far from the museum building, workers from the museum can show those exhibitions in Synagogue to the interested visitors. ow those exhibitions in Synagogue to the interested visitors.

Visitor entrance

Vranduk Fortress
Vranduk
72 000 Zenica
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Opening Times

Sun
09:00 - 19:00
Mon
09:00 - 19:00
Tue
09:00 - 19:00
Wed
09:00 - 19:00
Thu
09:00 - 19:00
Fri
09:00 - 19:00
Sat
09:00 - 19:00
During the winter the fortress is closed except for scheduled visits. Announcement can be made at the following telephone number: 00387 32 209 515

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