Yugodom is located in heart of Serbian capital of Belgrade, in the neighbourhood of Dorćol, on a street lined with linden and sycamore trees. Only steps away from vivid and colourful Bajloni farmers market and cult Skadarlija, it is in a historic residential building from the end of 1950s built for a JNA (Yugoslav National Army) officials and their families in a recognisably social-realist style. These types of buildings represent a strong, firm and solid type of architecture even today–spacious, clean lines, bright, big windows with lots of natural light–these are some of the characteristics that describe this type of edifice as well as Yugodom.
Founded in 2013 Yugodom is world’s first and only stay-over museum. Unlike regular museums that you can just visit, a stay-over museum is a place where you can also sleep and live, allowing its guests to have a unique experience of a time travel to past times of Yugoslavia by living in a authentic mid-century modern design from the era.
Name Yugodom comes from two words – Yugo which is short for Yugoslavia (SFRY), a country that no longer exist on maps but in it’s peoples’ hearts and minds, and dom, which in most languages used in former Yugoslavia means home. Hence, Yugodom literally means Yugoslav Home.
Yugodom is a curated museum collection presented in a form of a guesthouse, or more simply put, a stay-over museum.
Yugodom showcases original Yugoslav mid-century modern home where visitors are never just a visitors but guests who come to stay and live here. It has been lovingly curated with a mid-century modern furniture, decor and memorabilia from the era all with a original tag of Made in Yugoslavia.
Yugodom focuses on storytelling and offering an original experience of traveling back in time to our guests.
Every object displayed in Yugodom tells a story of Yugoslav times. Our decor is selected to narrate the past and to provide a chronicle of everyday life trough descriptive objects. We have used books, magazines, records, audio tapes, photographs, art work, badges, tapestries, kitchenware, postcards, industrial packaging and other memorabilia to assist in this endeavor.
Yugodom is an homage to a hard-working Yugoslav working class that built the county after the WW2 and worked devotedly everywhere including in making furniture that is exhibited in Yugodom today. In Yugodom we believe in equal rights for all and that’s why we dedicate and welcome to Yugodom all the decent, fair and open-minded people of the world.