National Museum Niš

Department of History

The Department of History has about 4,000 objects distributed in 12 collections: weapons, military equipment, military decorations, seals, photographs, postcards, digital photographs, realia, posters, archival material, flags and the Memorial Complex “February 12” collection.

The objects bear witness to the long history of our city from the Ottoman period, through the wars of liberation, the First and Second World Wars to the present day. Among the most important objects are: Winter’s plan for the town regulation of Niš, the First Order Medal of the Cross of Takovo from 1878, the military decorations belonging to Miroslav Piletić, the album of King Milan Obrenović, the contract for the construction of the Cathedral and many others.