Bosnia's biggest and best-endowed museum was closed in October 2012 due to persistent funding problems. Ironically, it had been a rare...
Long-established ecotourism specialist, Green Visions offers a wide range of weekend and tailor-made hiking trips into the Bosnian...
This valuable if patchy international collection of contemporary art is displayed temporarily within the lumpsome Skenderija Centar The...
Lighten the miserable effects of the sad History Museum next door with a drink at this amusingly tongue-in-cheek cafe, where the many...
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History Museum information
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.