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“old railway”(8 reviews)
“free entry”(3 reviews)
“earth quake”(2 reviews)
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Mito Hadzivasilev, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

The City Museum is the old railway station and the clock stopped when a 6+ Richter scale earthquake hit the city on July 26, 1963. The Museum has many exhibits and photos on the earthquake, damage and recovery.

Thank ms57-ny
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Housed inside the remains of the old railway station which was destroyed in the Earth quake of 1963. Plenty of art on display much of which is really good. There is also a room dedicated to the Earth quake and it's aftermath. It is free...More

Thank Daya101
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The sight is simply marvelous, because the whole museum is a part of the old railway station which was partly destroyed during the 1963 earthquake. The museum is about the timeline of Skopje history.The museum does not work on Mondays.

Thank Кирил З
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The Skopje City Museum is located in the part of the old train station that survived the major earthquake of 1963. The first room contained an exhibit of what I though were a bunch of bizarre pictures some like sick political cartoons. Then we entered...More

Thank patnjoe2015
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This building was the railway station at the time of the 1963 earthquake. The history of the earthquake and its aftermath form the main permanent exhibition - mandatory for any visitor to Skoje. There were also two interesting temporary exhibitions. Free entry.

Thank GOM99
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My overall rating is neutral - 3 stars - as it seems unfair to go lower. My main reason for posting at all is to try and save other people from my disappointment. Some online sources suggest this museum in the former railway station is...More

Thank Graeme2014
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This place is very hard to find and despite being allegedly open on Sundays on the website and on the door at 0900 the guard told me to come back after 1100. When I did, on a very hot day, he told me that it...More

1  Thank Vandieman111
Reviewed 16 April 2018

If you want to look at old prehistoric artifacts found in Skopje then you need to give this a look. This museum is housed in the old railway station which was partially destroyed by the 1963 earthquake. There is also an exhibition on the earthquake....More

Thank Antiques-History-
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Not bad. Museum gives you more information about the earthquake that was in Skopje. The other part od museum is devoted to Christianity in the city and some archeological artefacts (statues, pottery etc). I will be glad if the information about the earthquake will be...More

Thank Passport675807
Reviewed 7 November 2017

In 1963 there was a major earthquake here in Skopje, help from all over the world poured in to care for the sick and injured and feed the homeless. The train station in which this museum is housed was partially destroyed. The photos on the...More

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