Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

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History Museum Museum
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 other attractions in Sarajevo, use our Sarajevo trip itinerary maker.
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Although a compact city, Sarajevo offers a wide range of accommodations. Staying in Bascarsija (the old bazaar area) offers proximity to the most popular tourist attractions, long-established restaurants, and charming teahouses. Staying close to the activity won't cost a fortune in this fairly inexpensive town, and it is surprisingly peaceful late at night. You can choose from a number of historical hotels, but those travelling on a budget may prefer a private or dorm room in one of the many hostels. Modern establishments, which can have more reliable facilities, are mostly in the outskirts.
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  • If you want to understand what it was like to live in Sarajevo during the years of Bosnian Serb bombardment, visit this museum. Although some of the photos are disturbing, they give you a real feel fo...  more »
  • A museum that has interesting exhibits and story to tell . The exhibition on the Jewish families in Bosnia is really good. Lots of reading or you can get it all on your phone  more »
  • An interesting museum with articles that explain the siege of Sarajevo. Not a long visit but certainly worth visiting for an insight into the more recent history.  more »
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  • Von außen nicht so einladen aber die Ausstellung ist ein MUST SEE. Eine gute Erklärung/ Veranschaulichung, wie die Menschen in dieser dunklen Periode gelitten haben. Unbedingt besuchen!!!
  • this museum is a must see, specifically permanent exhibition about living conditions in Sarajevo during the war. As most of the museums in my country funding is geting cut and any contribution helps museum to stay open. While visiting National museum don't miss this one since it is important to us.
  • Excellent museum. 5 BAM for entry , and some parts were under renovation. Loved the exhibition on life in the former Yugoslavia. The Sarajevo war section was as expected very very real.
  • This is an important museum with a most fascinating and heartbreaking collection about the Siege of Sarajevo. It's a shame that the building is in such poor condition. If you're in Sarajevo then you must go visit; a couple of hours, at least, is needed to carefully examine and think about the items presented.
  • This museum is in a very poor condition. There were only few exhibits open, the illumination was poor, the explanations in English few and the interior of the museum was cold.