War Childhood Museum, Sarajevo

The Museum‘s collection contains a number of personal belongings, stories, audio and video testimonies, photographs, letters, drawings and other documents offering valuable insight into the unique experience of growing up in wartime.
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  • This museum tries to show the perspective of the kids living the Bosnian War, what kept their hope and how they tried to keep living despite the horrible things happening to them and their families an...  more »
  • The war seen from the children's perspective: a museum with a focus on children's experiences during the siege 1992-1995. It is a museum that with few resources and an affordable exhibition makes lasting impression by letting the people concerned-namely the children-then make itself heard. Read the stories for each subject-behind every little story hides a human destiny!
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  • The concept is brilliant and it is wonderfully realised. The story of the experiences of Sarajevo's children during the Siege of Sarajevo is told through 50 objects. The number is just right. It allow...  more »
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  • If I can recommend one museum in Sarajevo this would be it. By showing items of children living in war conditions, and explaining what they mean to them, visitors will be moved by the stories. For me I could relate these stories to my own life and got a better appreciation for it.
  • Very good museum containing tales from children during the war. The museum has over 4000 different items, each with its own experience told from a child. Very moving and one of the most touching museums I have ever been to. If you are in Sarajevo you must visit this museum. Entrance fee was 10 Km when we were there on April 30th, 2018.
  • Such an important museum with touching stories which remember me of my own childhood during the war and our fleeing from the hell. A must-see for every visitor in Sarajevo, in order to understand the recent history of the city and country and its impact on children who are now adults.
  • Emotional and touching stories about life from perspective of children growing up under the shells appreciating every single thing and moment.
  • Carefully curated, understated and quietly tragic. Friendly staff introduce you to a small, well considered museum showcasing a rotating collection of stories from people who were children during war and accompanying artefacts. Short, pithy, poignant and memorable; thoroughly recommended.
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