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Sarajevo Museums | Top 5 Museums To Visit In Sarajevo

Sarajevo museums

Top 5 museums to visit

If you decide to come to Sarajevo and you want to know the history of our city and our country, to experience cultural diversity, to find out some interesting things about this region do not miss to visit the top 5 Sarajevo museums as seen by Meet Bosnia Travel.

VRX Immersive Museum

New museum has just opened in Sarajevo!
Watch a VR (Virtual reality) film about Assassination of Franz Ferdinand and beginning of World war 1 – and become a witness of this incredible event! 
Through interactive storytelling and an overview of the geo-political scene of that time, you will get to know the main characters, learn more about their thoughts and emotions, and experience the key moments of that fateful day yourself. As you drive with Franz and Sophie through the streets of Sarajevo, experience the atmosphere and way of life of that time, and take the opportunity to see what Sarajevo looked like back in 1914. Why was it in the interest of the Mlada Bosna organisation that the official visit ended tragically and how was a fatal end almost avoided?
Visit VRX Museum at Dalmatinska 4. (1st floor) and travel to the past for answers.
In our space, you can also find a gallery with an exhibition of photographs related to the architecture of Sarajevo at the beginning of the 20th century and the way of life at that time.


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Sarajevo museums

1. National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in Sarajevo is a perfect option for you if you want to explore the history and culture of our country from prehistory until these days. There you can find exciting exhibitions in archaeology, ethnology, and natural sciences.

Something very important and interesting that you can find in the National Museum is definitely an illuminated  Jewish codex known around the world as “Sarajevo Haggadah”. This book is a collection of religious rules and traditions of Jews who brought Haggadah from Spain to Sarajevo probably in the 17th century where it remained all this time.

The Haggadah of Sarajevo is possible to visit only twice a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 AM-1 PM.

Sarajevo museums

Location and working hours

📍Zmaja od Bosne 3, 71000 Sarajevo

🔎 zemaljskimuzej.ba

💲 Entrance fee: 8KM/4€


⏱ TUE – FRI 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM

⏱ SAT-SUN 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM 

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2. Svrzo House

Svrzo House is a perfect example of the traditions and culture of a Muslim family from the end of the XVIII century. It is also a great example of architecture in that period – the house is divided into two parts – selamluk (public part) and haremluk (family part of the house).

The house belonged to an eminent Bosnian Muslim family  Glođo, but since the family did not have any more male successors the house went into the ownership of another eminent family –  Svrzo family.

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Location and working hours

📍Glođina 8, 71000 Sarajevo

🔎 muzejsarajeva.ba

💲 Entrance fee: 4KM/2€

⏱ MON – FRI 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

⏱ SAT 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM 


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3. Sarajevo War Tunnel | Tunnel of Hope

One of the most important things you should visit in Sarajevo is definitely the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum. The Tunnel of Hope is a tunnel that the Bosnian army built in 1993 to connect the city of Sarajevo with the only free territory in the surrounding area – Mountain Igman.

Years of war in Bosnia (1992-1995) were very hard and this 800 m long tunnel that was built under the airport is something that made everyday life in Bosnia easier. If you want to educate yourself more about this topic, feel free to read our Sarajevo War Tunnel article, where we, in-depth, explained everything you need to know about this fascinating engineering undertaking. 

Sarajevo museums

Location and working hours

📍Tuneli 1, 71000 Sarajevo

🔎 tunelspasa.ba

💲 Entrance fee for adults: 10KM/5€

💲 Entrance fee for students: 5KM/2.5€

⏱ MON-SUN 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM – Summer season (last entrance at 04:30)

⏱ SAT 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM – Winter season (last entrance at 03:30)

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In case you are interested in knowing more about what happened in Sarajevo during the Siege of Sarajevo, how and why Sarajevo became the city with the longest siege in the modern history of warfare, we invite you to join us on our Fall of Yugoslavia | Sarajevo siege tour and learn more!

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4. War childhood museum

War Childhood Museum is one of Sarajevo’s museums where you can find a collection of personal stuff, photos, videos, drawings, and many other things that portray childhood during the war in Bosnia (1992-1995).

What you can see in this museum is something unique, something that will help you have a better understanding of the war, especially of war childhood.

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Location and working hours

📍Logavina 30 – 32, 71000 Sarajevo

🔎 warchildhood.org

💲 Entrance fee for children up to 5 years: FREE

💲 Entrance fee for the youth: 5KM/2.5€

💲 Entrance fee for the students: 8KM/4€

💲 Entrance fee for the adults: 10KM/5€

💲 Entrance fee for the family ( 2 adults and up to 5 children ages 6-17): 25KM/12.5€

⏱ MON-SUN 11:00 AM – 07:00 PM*

On December 31, the Museum is open from 11 AM to 4 PM. The Museum is closed on January 1, March 1, May 1, and November 25, in observance of national holidays.

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5. Gallery 11/07/95 - Srebrenica Exhibition Museum

Exhibition of Srebrenica is an artistic documentary about life and suffering in Srebrenica. Srebrenica is a city in Bosnia in Herzegovina where a terrible genocide happened in July 1995.

In this museum, you can watch different sections of the multimedia such as: “Srebrenica – genocide at the heart of Europe”, The Wall of Death, Portrait of the victims, and others. This museum is an example that “a picture is worth of thousand words”.

Srebrenica tour | Gallery Exhibit
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Location and working hours

📍Trg fra Grge Martića 2/III, 71000 Sarajevo

🔎 galerija110795.ba

💲 Entrance fee: 12KM/6€

⏱ MON-SUN 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM

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Sarajevo museums guide, hopefully, helped you to find the ideal museum for yourself and enjoy your time in Sarajevo while learning something new about our history which is no doubt, diverse. Next time Sarajevo pops up in your mind, you’ll remember that museum as a place where you find joy and an experience to remember thanks to our Sarajevo museums guide.

So, every time you hear someone is planning to come to Sarajevo, make sure to recommend them to our Sarajevo museums guide. Maybe it will help them as much as it helped you. It can help a lot and it will save time spent on Google searching for locations where you can learn something about the history of Sarajevo, or Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, you can always book our tours following this link and we will be more than happy to walk you through our best Sarajevo museums route and give you some hints only known to locals.

If you are a traveller who would like to add something to our list, or you know some amazing facts about this city, make sure you contact us with the message subject “What to see in Jajce”. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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