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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
💲 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.
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”.
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.
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