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“Interesting little museum”
Review of Muzej Sarajeva

Muzej Sarajeva
Ranked #62 of 135 things to do in Sarajevo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Situated adjacent to the Latin Bridge where Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, the Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918 may be slightly small, but the history it provides is fascinating. We entered after exploring the bridge and Old Town area, as two scholars of history anyway; we were greeted by an elderly lady who seemed to be the only staff member.

Entry is 4 Marks, but we had nothing smaller than a 10 note. She, kindly, issued us inside and walked across to the bakery over the road herself to get some change for us, which was very nice of her.

The first thing one notices inside when going round is the reenactment of the Ferdinand assassination played out by actors on a screen, which is interesting even if the only subtitles are in Bosnian. Going round the room, you are then introduced to the background of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s annexation by Austria-Hungary, and the events leading up to the assassination. This culminates across the same room with mannequins of the aristocrats as well as a cabinet containing some of their personal effects as well as those that were confiscated from Princip.

At the end is a computer screen with a lot more information than the museum provides and extends to modern history as well. One is free to browse the archive on here, though some chairs would have been nice while we did so as there is quite a lot of it. Overall it was interesting, though do not be under any pretence of impartiality - especially on the section from the 1990s to the present.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

You have to go to the site, so well worth popping into this tiny museum, and watch the interactive displays. Great value and well worth one hour of your time in the City.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

It's hard to grasp just how many events of the 20th century can be traced back to what happened at this spot in 1914 - the assassination of Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip - and how the ripples of it continue to resonate to this day. For that alone, it's worth visiting.

The museum.... is not the grand spectacle I was hoping for. It's a tiny hall with enough exhibits to pass the time for maybe 15 minutes. An interactive monitor in the middle has more information than the rest of the museum combined, though contrary to the name of the museum, it has information from the whole 20th century to the present day.

Entry is only 4 marks (€2) but there really should be more content here. I hope this will be expanded in the future.

Thank RockMeAsmodeus
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Until 1992 this was known as a museum of "Young Bosnia", the terrorist organisation which perpetrated the assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife following the greater Serbian ideology. These terrorists were celebrated as the freedom fighters first in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and then by the communist regime. The present museum is less ideologically colured, and it depicts the Austro-Hungarian period and the tragic event which lead to the World War I

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Whilst only a single room, it is a very necessary addition to the cultural tapestry of Sarajevo and built at the site when Princep assassinated Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand. Highly educational; one learns much about Austro-Hungarian Bosnia from it.

Thank nikolauscox
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