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War Childhood Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 - 19:00
Open today: 11:00 - 19:00
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Great Gift Shop, Great Displays and English Descpriptions, and Great Staff

I recommend coming here, even if your time in Sarajevo is brief. It's an easy place to find and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Atyrau, Kazakhstan
Truest tragic but inspiring... must visit

Gave us great insight into children’s lives during War. Shows how a simple exhibit can touch your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The War Childhood Museum opened in Sarajevo in January 2017. The Museum‘s collection contains a number of personal belongings, stories, audio and video testimonies, photographs, letters, drawings and other documents offering valuable insight into...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Logavina 32, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 33 535-558
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend coming here, even if your time in Sarajevo is brief. It's an easy place to find and centrally located so if 30 minutes is all you have, that's still better than nothing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank campasianspice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gave us great insight into children’s lives during War. Shows how a simple exhibit can touch your heart in so many ways. My teenage daughter came out inspired and ready to make a difference. Great job

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank virtual_Doha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most moving museums I've ever been to. It tells the stories of the children of the war, through their personal belongings. I think what was particularly hard-hitting for me was that I was born in 1989, a similar year to all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a unique and different take on the war...through the eyes of children. It was emotional, sweet, educational and heartbreaking all at the same time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yogapeacetravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum that has displays objects related to the Bosnian war. There are some very interesting artifacts donated by those who survived the war. One of the staff members personally gave me an introduction to the museum before I entered, which I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SFOFrequentTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is not your typical museum, it is special because it offers a child's perspective on war, and not actual facts or legal findings about what happend in Sarajevo in the 90s. Some experiences are hopeful, some are understandably sad and dark, but all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ivanaziv
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

On one side the concept is "simple" - collecting various stuff from people who were children during the siege of Sarajevo. On the other side, it is extremely deep because even without any historical context it is incredibly interesting to see the war and life...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

The staff was incredibly polite and helpful. The museum itself puts war into perspective from the eyes of children. I had heard about the 1990s war but a visit to the museum helps you realize the implications

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vikramadityag
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

For anyone visiting Sarajevo, this is a must. It is heartbreaking and yet somehow heartwarming. This is the only second museum here that I have visited, as I personally feel that Sarajevo itself is a living museum. The War Childhood Museum, however, is special. Highly,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kristina M
Reviewed 15 November 2018

The first thing I have to say is that this is not a typical educational museum - if you want to know more about the breakup of Yugoslavia and wars during the 90s, this is not a place for that. On the other hand, this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from 424tarikfx | Reviewed this property |
I would say one hour. This was copied from the museums site: Admission: Children 6 and under: Free Youths 6-17: 5 KM* Students: 8 KM Blind and visually impaired: 2 KM Adults: 10 KM Family pass: 25 KM *For youths ages 6-18... More