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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  • Unforgettable. It would be sinful to go to Sarajevo without visiting this museum. It’s so touching and gives a very personal perspective on the war.  more »
  • Very interesting , very nicely curated , not big space but very higly raccomended. If you have an hour more to spend in Sarajevo its place to be  more »
  • I read that this museum was the only museum focusing on how the war affects children. Maybe I had too high expectations, or the wrong expectations. The museum is made up of things, personal belongings...  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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