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War Childhood Museum

Open Now: 11:00 - 19:00
Open today: 11:00 - 19:00
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Poignant and well-done

My friend and I were glad that we made time to visit this museum and would go again. It doesn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Best museum I’ve ever visited

Unforgettable. It would be sinful to go to Sarajevo without visiting this museum. It’s so touching... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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Logavina 32, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 33 535-558
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Reviewed yesterday

To say something even remotely negative about a children's memory exhibition like this might seem a bit inhumane and heartless, but they could have done a lot more with this museum to make it more "entertaining". Otherwise it was of course a moving experience.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I were glad that we made time to visit this museum and would go again. It doesn't take long because it's small--an hour or so was sufficient. There are a few rooms with objects that people donated to the museum from their...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unforgettable. It would be sinful to go to Sarajevo without visiting this museum. It’s so touching and gives a very personal perspective on the war.

Thank LauraH6374
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting , very nicely curated , not big space but very higly raccomended. If you have an hour more to spend in Sarajevo its place to be

Thank shadowcouple42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read that this museum was the only museum focusing on how the war affects children. Maybe I had too high expectations, or the wrong expectations. The museum is made up of things, personal belongings that children had during the war and the memories they...More

Thank Marita B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think I can explain well enough what you experience in there. The idea is so simple and so touching. Having stories told first hand makes you feel like you knew the people and their families. Some are sad, some are devastating, some are...More

1  Thank Viktoria R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won't regret coming here. Beautiful, emotional stories remind you to be grateful for the little things in life. Also staff is so welcoming and kind! Greetings!

Thank Ines H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn’t recommend this museum enough. It was amazing how simple the concept of displaying the war from a child’s point of view is, coupled with the feeling of melancholy that reminds us all of the cost of war on those less able to comprehend...More

Thank Ajdin O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museums I have ever visited. Full of feelings and very well organized! Very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Using childhood memories and keepsakes, the exhibit is a powerful reminder that the impact of war lingers long after the conflict is finished.

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15 January 2018|
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Response from AlmaImam | Reviewed this property |
It takes about an hour and a half to see everything. I paid 10 Bosnian marks for the entry ticket.