What used to be housing for the presents Josip Broz Tito got from the official and non-official guests from all over Yugoslavia and the world, has since been turned into much more than that – a place which tells a story about the country which existed until not so long ago and which lasted long enough to form entire generations and a huge part of the history of 20th century Europe.
The stories told – through permanent and temporary exhibitions, but also through occasional performances and film screenings – are sometimes gravely serious, sometimes lighthearted and entertaining, but always well thought-out and relevant from both a historical and artistic point of view.
For the price of the ticket you can see everything – the big exhibition, the so-called old museum (do go by all means!), and the site of Tito’s last resting place. Having visited it all, you might manage to get a more solid grasp of what ex-Yu republics used to be before they became “ex”.