National Institution „Dr. Nikola Nezlobinski“

The Museum is among the oldest ones in South-Eastern Europe. It is recognizable by its permanent display of natural history, which contains many unique specimens. The Museum was founded with a lot of love and dedication almost one century ago.

The museum is a unique presenter of the natural and cultural heritage of the region of Lake Ohrid – UNESCO World Heritage List


(For the period from May 11 to September 30)
Monday-Friday 09-18 pm

SATURDAY : 10-15 pm.

not working on Sunday and public holidays

(organized groups outside opening hours with prior notice of at least 2 days - phone 046 786 644)


The founder of the museum was Nikola Nezlobinski, a Russian who came in Struga in 1924 as a doctor to help the fight against malaria. He was also a nature lover and when he came in Struga, he began to hunt, but also to collect and stuff insects, birds and many other animals. In 1928 he presented the first zoological collection that set the foundations of the Natural History Museum of Struga. In his honor, the museum carries his name. Doctor Nezlobinski enjoyed a great respect from the citizens, and because of his social accomplishments, he was proclaimed as honorary citizen of the Town of Struga. His remains rest in the Alley of Worthy Citizens at the Struga Cemetery together with the remains of his wife Sofia.
Тамо по срце в кавал да свирам,
С’нце да зајдвит, ја да умирам.


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