History Museum

History Museum information

Location
Sarajevo , Bosnia & Hercegovina
Address
Zmaja od Bosne 5
Telephone
+387 33 226 098
More information
www.muzej.ba
Prices
admission 5KM
Opening hours
9am-7pm Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm Sat & Sun, shorter hours in winter
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Around half of the small but engrossing History Museum 'non-ideologically' charts the course of the 1990s conflict. Affecting personal exhibits include examples of food aid, stacks of Monopoly-style 1990s dinars and a makeshift siege-time 'home'. The exhibition's maudlin effect is emphasised by the museum building's miserable and still partly war-damaged 1970s architecture.

The under-lit second half of the museum currently examines BiH during WW1, while a central exhibit celebrates the successes of the ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for ex-Yugoslavia). Directly behind, the amusingly tongue-in-cheek Tito Cafe has stormtrooper-helmet lampshades and garden seating surrounded by WWII artillery pieces including an armoured train.

The easiest access to the History Museum is by tram 3, getting off at the (currently closed) National Museum.