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History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Address: Zmaja od Bosne 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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+387 33 226-098
09:00 - 16:00
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Historical Museum

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a place to visit if you wanna go deeper into the recent histroy of Bosnia and Sarajevo. highly recommended

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Arianna P
Milan, Italy
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Budapest, Hungary
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I passed several times by the museum, but never felt I had to go in and see it - perhaps due the very dissapointing structure of the building and its close neighborhood. Two thematic exhibitions are worth to see: "Sarajevo under siege" and "15 years by Jim Marshall". The first is very emotional and the second is interesting: you can... More 

Thank I S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Entry fee 5KM ... I am interested in learning more about this country and its capital city, so took myself off to this Museum ... but alas the experience was not as I had hoped for. The Museum is like many institutions in BiH, and is very short on funds. Firstly it was freezing cold inside - too expensive to... More 

Thank Ken M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Although on the outside it looked somehow old and obsolete... I was amazed by all exhibitions inside. The story of the war... got me crying. The part dedicated to ex-Yugoslavian life artifacts reminded me of old good times when we were one and we were trying to keep up with world in the fashion, food, life... A must see.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

a place to visit if you wanna go deeper into the recent histroy of Bosnia and Sarajevo. highly recommended

Thank Arianna P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

At the time I visited I think some of the displays have been moved elsewhere so there was a large empty space in the museum. It was still an interesting place to visit nonetheless and at BM5 it was a good place to spend some quiet time while getting a history lesson on the history of this beautiful country.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I was interested to learn more about history of Bosnia Herzegovina and therefore visited the museum. There sre only two exhibitions now - photography 15 years after and siege of sarajevo, thus both devoted to Bosnian war. Even tho the exhibition was very interesting on this topic, I hoped to learn more on history of the country - I didnt.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Bosnia has beautiful scenic views. It is a fertile land that is lush . They have a vast variety of fruits that grow in abundance. The people of Bosnia are friendly & have a pleasant disposition. The memorial site in Bosnia was very emotional , but it is with great strength that they are moving forward. A must visit

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Its an unusual museum in that it has been a little neglected. However, it seems from the signs that this is changing, which will be great. However, there is a very moving war exhibit upstairs that should be seen. be careful of the room at the end if you are uncomfortable with graphic photos. However, try to go if you... More 

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a slightly abandoned place but they are refurbishing it. Gives a good picture about the life of people during the war: what they ate, drank, how did they make their houses warm during cold days... however it's not big enough and a visitor can skip it if he doesn't have a time to do so. The only thing... More 

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Litija, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

maybe the museum would not be the same for every visitor, but for us that were young in post WW2 Yugoslavia and also remember well the years of war in 1990s, the two exhibitions are informative and nostalgic. One is devoted to the time of Sarajevo siege in the beginning of 1990s with several details about everiday life during this... More 

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