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National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Address: Zmaja od Bosne 3, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone Number:
668 - 027
10:00 - 19:00
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An impressive Museum and Botanical Gardens

The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is an imposing building close to University of Sarajevo Campus. I visited on a weekday and found the place to be almost deserted... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Free entry. Good to be in a museum that is filled with school kids on excursion - gives one hope for the future. They were very noisy - but seemed genuinely interested in the exhibits. This museum is quite interesting - especially the natural exhibits. Good job with the curating, heating and lighting, but everything looked like it could do... More 

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

I didnt expect much from the museum when I read what exhibitions it has but I hoped I was wrong because it is a national museum. Well... The history of the country in this museum finishes in the middle ages which I do not understand why. Also the exhibition on etnography is not very well developed. The nature part of... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is an imposing building close to University of Sarajevo Campus. I visited on a weekday and found the place to be almost deserted apart from a few groups of School Children. The museum is immense consisting of the Department of Archaeology, Department of Natural History and Ethnology Department as well as The Library... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This place is worth of seeing. It works from Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm but during a weekend only till 2:00 pm.

Thank kristina b
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I have been recently to the British museum Greek and Roman section. Not to be lightly beaten, surely, but the crowd smothered my interest. Now here I have been alone on a rainy Sunday morning, and the small but genuine collection offered food for thought, education and meditation. There was a smiling japanese co-visitor in the garden. I think we... More 

Thank David V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Place to learn about bosnian history... will be very bad if this museum will be closed... it is very importand place for bosnian history culture and identity...

Thank Igor K
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

More interesting than I thought it was going to be. Very large building but manageable sections. Most have English descriptions and ones that don't, didn't really need them (gem/geology section). Some dated displays (old looking) but still interesting all the same. The replica of an old Ottoman-Turk house was really interesting. Nice botanical garden you walk through to get to... More 

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Ok.. now the museum is divided into couple of sections. The museum itself, botanical garden and another building were you can see the real Bosnian house and how a Bosnian family lived those days. I loved the latter the most as I think the museum needs more care and attention, I mean there is nothing to compare to Egyptian museum... More 

Thank H M
Izmir, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

3 parts: Archaeology, ethnology and natural history. Buildings are old but impressive. Also there is a botanic garden that is relaxing. English translation of the monuments needs to be increased.

Thank Alexander S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Major part of the museum is closed . But the rest of it is available . Great place to be educated about the history of the country you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the museums garden which has a history in it self

Thank Tahani A

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