The Sarajevo Tunnel Museum, also known as the Tunnel of Hope Museum, is located in the western outskirts of Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The museum is dedicated to the Sarajevo Tunnel, which was built during the Bosnian War (1992-1995) to connect the city of Sarajevo with the outside world.
During the war, Sarajevo was under siege by Bosnian Serb forces, and the city was cut off from the outside world. The tunnel, which was dug by hand by Bosnian Army soldiers and civilians, was the only way to transport people, food, and supplies in and out of the city. The tunnel was approximately 800 meters long and ran underneath the airport runway.
Today, the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum offers visitors a chance to learn about the history of the Bosnian War and the heroic efforts of the people of Sarajevo to survive and resist the siege. The museum features exhibits of photographs, artifacts, and video footage documenting life in the city during the war and the construction of the tunnel.
Visitors can also walk through a portion of the original tunnel, which has been preserved and restored. The tunnel is a powerful reminder of the resilience and determination of the people of Sarajevo during one of the darkest periods of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s recent history.