Permanent exhibition

The Museumof Zrenjanin preserves and presents the rich cultural heritage of this area in the fields of nature, archaeology, ethnology, art and history. The most representative items from all the Museum’s collections are presented on permanent display. 

The exhibition of the Department of Natural History includes a diorama display of the living world of Banat, an exhibition of fossil remains, fairy horses and birds of Vojvodina, and from 2022 a botanical segment. 

The archaeological department is one of the richest collections in Serbia, and the concept of the permanent exhibition is based on a chronological presentation from the oldest time period, 6,400 years before our era, until the Middle Ages. 

The historical department consists of collections of old and recent history, as well as the Room of Sports History. 

The collection of older history includes and shows the period from the beginning of the 14th century, from the beginning of the city, to the second half of the 19th century. An exceptional place in the exhibition is occupied by well-preserved examples of swords from the 11th-12th centuries, decorative items, seals, the original flag of Torontal County, and firearms and cold weapons from the 18th and 19th centuries. 

The permanent exhibition of the Collection of Recent History shows the past of Banat from the last quarter of the 19th century to the end of the first half of the 20th century through economic, social, political and cultural life. 

The sports history room shows the history of sports in Zrenjanin from the end of the 19th century to the present day, the display includes about 300 objects – sports props and equipment, awards from competitions – originals and casts, awards. 

The ethnological display includes rooms where the village interior is presented. The “front” or “clean” or guest rooms from the end of the 19th century show the Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak and Serbian rooms, while in the other rooms there are costumes of the peoples and nationalities of the middle Banat and objects related to crafts, agriculture and animal husbandry. 

The art department includes two segments – fine and applied art. 

The fine art collection is one of the most valuable collections in Vojvodina and represents a cross-section of what happened in the period from the 18th to the end of the 20th century on the artistic level in Vojvodina and beyond, with a special emphasis on the Banat and the painting studios of Veliki Bečkerek. 

The display of applied art is represented by exhibits made of porcelain, faience, glass, metal, as well as pieces of stylish furniture, bringing a cross-section of noble, predominantly civil interiors with items of furniture from Vojvodina from the 18th to the end of the 19th century. Within the permanent exhibition, a special part is dedicated to the legacies of Uroš Predić, Tivadar Vanjek, Pauline Sudarski, Frederika Benda, Zlata Markov Baranji and Ljubica Tapavički, as well as the Varadi family. Also, there is a memorial room of Todor Manojlović.

Archaeological Department

Ethnological department

Historical department

Applied arts

Natural history department