Feature 12 Sep 17

Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Museum Faces Uncertain Future

The Nikola Tesla Museum’s building must be handed over to the heirs of its pre-war owners, but it’s unclear when plans to rehouse it in a derelict power plant will be realised.

Milan Radonjic
Nikola Tesla. Photo: Wikipedia/Unknown

The Nikola Tesla Museum, the most popular museum in Belgrade, has to move from its current location in Krunska street as the building is being given to the legal heirs of its pre-war owners as part of the country’s post-Communist reparation process.

The government has announced a plan to move the museum to a new home in an old Bauhaus-style former power plant at Marina Dorcol on the right bank of the Danube.

Deputy Prime Minister Zorana Mihajlovic, leader of the government’s coordination group for moving the Tesla Museum, promised in August that the whole project should start before December 31.

But no completion date has yet been given for the move and the eventual reopening of the museum, which currently gets more than 100,000 visits a year.

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