Sarajevo in Ottoman Empire
Ottoman era begins in 1461 when the city was founded by the first Bosnian governor Read More
If You want to meet, feel and understand Sarajevo, then You should visit this 10 museums, as they will show You what Sarajevo was and what Sarajevo is.
The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address: Zmaja od Bosne 3
National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the oldest western-style cultural and scientific institution in the country. It covers 3 major departments of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Natural department, Archaeology department and Ethnology department
Tuesday to Friday:
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Age 5 and under: FREE
Age 6 to 18: 3.00 KM
Adults: 8.00 KM
History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address: Zmaja od Bosne 5
The History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina aims to collect, preserve, explore, present, and promote the cultural and historical heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina. From its founding in 1945 until 1993, the Museum remained thematically focused on the history of antifascism during World War II and the cultivation of socialist state values. The name of the Museum, once Museum of the Revolution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has changed several times, but it has always been recognizable. After being renamed the History Museum in 1993, the thematic structure of the Museum has also changed. Now the aim is to study the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Middle Ages to present times.
Every day: from 9am to 7pm
Adults: 5 KM
War Childhood Museum
Adress: Logavina 32
Rising from the crowd-sourced book War Childhood and championing the principles and practices of social entrepreneurship, the independent, youth-led War Childhood Museum has garnered recognition as the world’s only museum focused exclusively on childhoods that have been affected by war.
Monday to Saturday: 11:00am – 7:00pm*
Children 6 and under: Free
Youths 7-17: 5 KM**
Students: 8 KM
Adults: 10 KM
Family pass: 25 KM
Sarajevo Museum 1878 – 1918
Adress: Zelenih beretki 1
This dependency houses the permanent exhibition of Sarajevo from 1878 to 1918, displaying Sarajevo during the Austro-Hungarian period. This chronological and thematic exhibition begins with a presentation of the events preceding the Berlin Congress when Austria-Hungary was given a mandate to administer Bosnia and Herzegovina, and concludes with World War I and the part played in it by the First Bosnian Regiment.
Adress: Abadžiluk 10
One of the Sarajevo Museum’s permanent exhibitions, thereby ensuring the continued survival of this building, an important part of the cultural heritage. The permanent exhibition is based on the chronological principle, with the archaeological material on display divided into three sections: prehistory, Antiquity (including the earliest example of a fleur-de-lis in Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the Middle Ages. The gallery of the bezistan houses exhibits from the Ottoman period (including the most expensive equipment of an Ottoman warrior) and the Austro-Hungarian period.
Adress: Despićeva 2
This dependency of the Sarajevo Museum, the oldest part of which dates from the 17th century, was built in several stages at three different periods. The house belonged to the wealthy Orthodox Christian Despić family, which donated the house to the City, along with another property now housing the Museum of Literature and the Performing Arts. The house is noted as the venue for the city’s first theatre performances, so that it may be regarded as the precursor of modern theatre. With the opening of the Despić House, Sarajevo gained yet another museum property presenting the lifestyle of a wealthy merchant family.
Gazi Husrev-beg’s Museum
Adress: Gazi Husrev-begova 46
The building of Gazi Husref-Beg’s Library has been enriched with another cultural content that represents and complements its centuries-old tradition. It is a Museum that, through its permanent exhibition, offers visitors an interesting encounter with the Islamic tradition of Bosniaks in this area. They come from different environments – home, mosque, tekke, craft. The majority of the artefacts was donated to the library, whose collection exceeds 1,200 items. In the foyer of the Museum there is a lapidary, a collection of works in stone which is the persistent and faithful witness of the time in which they were created, people who carved them with their own hands or those who had them made.
Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Adress: Velika avlija bb
The Jewish Museum or Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina is housed in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1581. Many experts are of the opinion that this was the finest exhibition space in the whole of ex-Yugoslavia; and indeed, on entering the Synagogue, one steps into a different, sheltered world, which attests to the centuries-old presence of the Jews in this country and to the contribution they made to its development in many fields, particularly science and the arts. Particular attention is devoted to the suffering of the Jews during World War II.
The Olympic Museum in Sarajevo is one of the most representative segments of the BiH Olympic Committee, which participates in the development and affirmation of Olympic values and the Olympic spirit. It was founded by the decision of the Organizing Committee of the XIV WOG with the desire to permanently preserve the memory of the organization and realization of this unforgettable Olympic event.
The Sarajevo Tunnel, also known as Tunnel of Hope, was a tunnel constructed between March and June 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian War. It was built by the Bosnian Army in order to link the city of Sarajevo, which was entirely cut off by Serbian forces, with Bosnian-held territory on the other side of the Sarajevo Airport, an area controlled by the United Nations. The tunnel linked the Sarajevo neighborhoods of Dobrinja and Butmir (giving it the name “Tunnel D-B”), allowing food, war supplies, and humanitarian aid to come into the city
1.APRIL – 31. OCTOBER
09:00 – 17:00 (last entry 16:30
1.NOVEMBER – 31. MARCH
09:00 – 16:00 (last entry 15:30)
10,00 BAM – regular ticket
5,00 BAM – student tickets by showing a student card
Note: No accept of credit cards, euros and other foreign currencies, only BAM.