Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

At Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, view a collection of 300,000 items concerning the culture and history of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including books, photographs, objects, and art pieces. Founded in 1945, the museum's exhibits span the period from 949 until today. Learn about the arrival of Slavic tribes to the Balkans, the creation of the Medieval Bosnian State, and the times of Austro-Hungarian rule. Experience the Yugoslav wars and the siege of Sarajevo through pictures and presentations, and read stories of the survivors. This is the only museum in the world that covers the entire history of Bosnia and Herzegovina. To visit Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina and get the most from your holiday in Sarajevo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sarajevo trip itinerary builder website .
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  • The visit is worth and it helps to understand the complexity of the history of the Balkan conflict. The museum itself is a bit rough and like other museums you perceive the State of abandonment and lack of funds. In spite of this is to see if you really want to understand what the inhabitants of this town lived. Beautiful edifice.
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  • Museum still under construction-remake, but perhaps deliberately left as testimony of the war. Inside are processed primarily two historical periods, 1992-1995 the Balkan war and World War II. On the first floor there is a sequence of photographs where are represented the four corners and palaces in Sarajevo during the war and today. In the basement there is a small section dedicated to World War II and the time of Tito's Yugoslavia, little space but full of interesting relics and weapons; that one day I will be placed in other spaces. In the garden you will find several artillery pieces of World War II. On the second floor there was a temporary photography exhibition, while the other two rooms were dedicated to the recent Balkan war; in the main room was mainly the siege of Sarajevo, are exposed various photos and memorabilia, and have also been rebuilt some rooms, like the kitchen of a House and a market stall with little that you could find. Very touching is a room where through various photos and documents you can see the end that have made many children and ordinary people affected by snipers during the siege of Sarajevo. The Museum also recommended to anyone who is not a history buff but want to know something more about what happened here in the years 90.
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  • Interesting amount of "artefacts" on display upstairs from the siege time ~ including English titles, however it's made realise how little I know/understand about the who/what/why of the war in the fi...  more »
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  • Great museum worth a visit for the outstanding exhibit on the daily lives of Sarajevans during the siege.
  • The museum is still under construction but if you are interested in Bosnian recent history this is a must see for you.
  • Not bad too. But they only accept marke.
  • Don’t waste your time and money.
  • Sadly the building is not in good state but still a lot of history to experience. It was awesome

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