Municipality of Kikinda


We are proud to have the strong support of the Municipality of Kikinda through the museum and town council. 

Kikinda is a small town in Serbia located near the Serbian-Romanian border, the administrative centre of the North Banat District. The city, founded in the 18th century was seat of an administrative unit of Habsburg Monarchy. The town became part of the Kingdom of Serbia (and Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes) in 1918. Kikinda used to be a very strong economic and industrial center of Serbia and Yugoslavia up until the 1990s. In 1996, the well preserved archeological remnants of a half a million-year-old mammoth were excavated on the outer edge of the town area. This unique find becomes an example of successful integration of heritage protection and economic advance of local community through development of tourism. The mammoth called "Kika" has become one of the symbols of the town involved in The Kikinda mammoth project, approved for realization within Program for socio-economic development of the region of European agency for reconstruction.


Kikinda central square

Today Kikinda is known also for the Suvača – a unique horse-powered dry mill, the annual Pumpkin days and the International Symposium of Sculpture "Terra".

The city is also known as a winter roosts of Long-eared Owl , located in town parks and public spaces, they attract birdwatchers both from Serbia and abroad.

According to a popular belief, the treasure of Attila the Hun is buried somewhere on the territory of the municipality of Kikinda.