Serbian Orthodox Church Museum

Housed in the Building of the Patriarchate, the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church boasts a permanent exhibition of objects of immeasurable religious, cultural and artistic value. They provide an insight into the history of the Serbian Orthodox Church from Stefan Nemanja and Saint Sava until the modern times. The Museum possesses an invaluable collection of manuscripts and printed religious books, old Serbian engravings, robes, religious objects made of metal, wood, bone, mother of pearl and leather, as well as votive gifts, religious embroidery, seals, historical documents and portraits of church officials.

One of the most significant exhibits is King Milutin’s shroud (the end of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th century), Saint Prince Lazar’s robes, Katarina Kantakuzina’s mitre, praises by nun Jefimija, charters by Tzar Dušan, St. Stefan Dečanski’s reliquary from 1343, charters by Vuk Branković and Dečansko apokrifno jevanđelje (an apocryphal gospel) from the 13th century.