National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Reviews
Archaeology and Ethnology Museums Well Worth It Nov 23, 2011
Located near the bus and train stations, the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a nice place to get some history on the country. It is comprised of different buildings, with different exhibitions in each of them.
The first one is the main one, which is the Archaeology Museum. Unfortunately for me, the left wing was closed, so I was only able to see the right wing. This section gets into history of BiH, with its big attraction being the Sarajevo Haggadah. This was a book that originated in the 14th century, and came to Sarajevo with the Jews. It later became a symbol of the city during the tough times, as it was saved and hidden away during World War II and the Balkan War. This museum is definitely worth the time and money, and there are English descriptions.
Next was the Garden, with some interesting looking gravestones. But not much to see in terrible weather, which was the case when I was there.
Then to the next building, which is the Ethnology Museum. There were display of children’s toys. And in the upper level, a replica of rooms of a Turkish House. Very nicely presented, as it got into life during the Ottoman rule. Worth checking out.
Last one is the Natural History Museum, mainly about living things. A science museum, where one can be found in any major city. I don’t hate this type of place, but I did not think it was worth the time for tourists. I would say, skip this one.
Photography was only allowed in the garden, but not inside any of the museums. Accessible as the museum is located along a tram line.
Part of the Croatia / Bosnia-Herzegovina / Slovenia 2011 travel blog
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