Lepenski Vir Museum was built to protect the eponymous archaeological site and hosts artefacts dating back to 7000–6500 BCE.
The Museum is situated on the banks of the Danube, not far from the town of Donji Milanovac. Its building was designed to provide maximum visibility of the archaeological finds without endangering the site.
Once inside, you will see the remains of as many as 136 structures – residential units, necropolises and shrines, bearing witness to the fact that this was once also a spiritual centre of the Mesolithic culture. In the central part of the museum, you will see the remains of a spacious square, where various rituals used to take place.
Holographic reconstructions of the houses vividly depict the everyday life of prehistoric humans. To help you better understand the customs of the people who lived in that age, the Museum also displays reconstructions of burial rites in Lepenski Vir.
The collection of more than 100 items utility items includes altars, implements, tools, jewellery, pottery and small sculptures. Here you can also see replicas of the monumental stone sculptures, whose fish-like features speak of the importance the Danube had for the inhabitants of Lepenski Vir. The original large fish-like sculptures are kept at the National Museum in Belgrade.