National Institution „Dr. Nikola Nezlobinski“

Is a complex institution including the Departments of: Biology, Archaeology, Ethnology, History, Art History, as well as the Department of Education and Marketing.

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