Established in 1945 as the Museum of the Revolution of Bosnia and Herzegovina and later renamed the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993, this museum offers a captivating journey through the various facets of Bosnian and Herzegovinian history.
The “Open Depot” is an exciting feature where historical artifacts from the World War II and socialist eras are presented in their authentic settings. Here, history comes alive, offering a unique glimpse into the past.
SCAM!! Worst museum I have ever been. If you want to lose money and time, go here. I paid 7KM to see some photos without explanations, to see some objects with only explanations in Bosnian and to see a museum that has no structure at all. Also, it was dirty, they were also doing some renovation work and the staff was completely incompetent.
My four stars are for: the brutalist architecture, the Tito café on the ground floor and the installation relating to 1990s emigration.The rest, as other reviews say, is a bit disappointing so don't go there with too high expectations. You'll probably find it all a little sloppy.
Entry price (7KM) is definitely too much for the content inside. Took about 20 minutes to check everything.Also the name is a bit misleading since the biggest room was dedicated to coral reefs in a "History museum"
Unfortunately, I am joining the chorus of negative reviews. I really wanted to learn about the Bosnian war and the siege of Sarajevo that seems to be so prevalent in the collective memory of locals, but the museum provided no information about it. There’s an exhibit about a play during the war (downstairs, it looks a bit dingy and smells a bit like piss) and an exhibit about refugees, but it is minimal and doesn’t explain even how these situations came to be. There’s also an exhibit about surveillance of journalists in Bosnia but once again it explains very little about who and what is trying to instill fear.I asked the ticketer where I could find information about the Bosnian war and to his credit, he let me borrow a book from the gift shop to read in the museum so that I could find out more. I basically read about the siege of Sarajevo and the NATO operation that ended the war in an hour, and I wonder why they couldn’t make this into an exhibit. Still have many questions, but the museum answers none of them, unfortunately.
I don’t understand anything, where are the exhibitions? The cashier sent down the stairs there were two small rooms - that's all. I went up the stairs - there was nothing there.Absolute disappointment, I don't understand what I paid for.
The building is nice to visit, it probably has its own history which is unfortunately not documented. Half the artifacts itself are only described in Bosnian, perhaps the museum is not internationally targeted. There are multiple exhibitions, some a bit too arty for me, but hey, it's a museum; don't open the "dead pigeon" bag.
Standing amongst the dead, and imagining the usage of heavy weapons and further killing perpetuated there, it really gives a unique perspective on the lack of humanity in Sarajevo during the siege.Beyond that, it is a very nice place. One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe.
Good museum, interesting displays, but how is possible that only cash is accepted? Please make sure people can pay with cards. Because of this I couldn't buy souvenirs in the museum and support you with my money.