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“Well worth a visit”

Muzej Nikole Tesle (Nikola Tesla Museum)
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Belgrade: Serbian Beautiful Minds Walking Tour
Ranked #13 of 201 things to do in Belgrade
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London, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This museum is really great. It is small, only two rooms but you get to see live demonstrations in English of Tesla's inventions including his wireless electricity coil which is a spectacular event. For all those interested in Science, History, Tesla, Electricity or new experiences, this is a great place to visit. There is a student discount as well for people with a student card (ISIC)

Visited July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Small but interesting museum”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

The museum is small and takes about 45 minutes to see everything. I liked the English language video and guided tour for 500 dinars. The guide was fun and entertaining.

Visited August 2014
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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“Good for science nuts!”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

This museum is a nice way to spend an hour or so. The museum runs English tours regularly and provide a nice English short film on Nikola Tesla before the fun stuff begins. Just be warned that during our English session, people who did not speak English decided to speak all the way through which was highly frustrating!!
The staff show you how his inventions work and audience participation is allowed and welcomed.

Visited August 2014
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Colorado
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“Loved”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I am someone who loves history and learning. I found this museum to be really informative and just 'neat'! They have a movie that they show that gives you a great background on Tesla that I woudn't miss and then just learning about him and his experiements is fascinating. Quite the forward thinker. The museum is small and can get crowded.

Visited November 2013
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“A high voltage attraction”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Nicolai Tesla is the man behind high voltage alternating current electricity transmissions and this museum is devoted to his life and his accomplishments.

The museum is confined to a single floor in a magnificent building in Belgrade and Tesla is deified in the audio visual presentation. I advise that potential visitors visit when there is an English language guided tour scheduled otherwise you will either have to put up with a Serbian language demonstration or do a self guided walk around the exhibits without seeing them in action.

Tesla undoubtedly contributed a lot to the electro-magnetic fields of science but some of the claims for him border on 'witchcraft'. The scientifically illiterate might find some of the explanations bewildering but the demonstrations themselves are worth the modest admission fee.

The AC motor demonstration, Columbus' egg and primitive remote control are interesting in their own right but the star of the show is the large Tesla Coil. It generates a generous foot long spark but the electromagnetic field that it generates is strong enough to make fluorescent tubes held by the audience light up without being connected to a source of electricity.

Some of Tesla's personal effects are also on display along with scale models of some of his inventions.

Tesla's ashes are on display in a spherical urn. You could say he's having a well urned rest.

The museum's main appeal will be to those with a scientific interest. The museum could be improved by having several more demonstration pieces with more multiple language labelling.

Visited August 2014
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