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“Overpowering and amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Croatian War of Independence

Museum of Croatian War of Independence
Fort Imperial | Mount Srđ, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Ranked #17 of 68 Attractions in Dubrovnik
Type: Museums
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Perth
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Overpowering and amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I can't put it into words. I'll just say that you should spend an hour there in the cool and look at the photos - for someone who has never lived through a war, it was absolutely incredible. And to walk back out and see everything so well restored and everyone friendly, it's an amazing contrast.

Visited July 2012
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“Needed a bit more effort to translate info into English”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This was a really nice museum atop a hill (get there by cable car). It was not expensive (£3 or so) and offered a wealth of photographs and memorabilia of the independence war. The only problem is that most of the information was in Croat only, not in English, or French, or any language, which made it hard to engage with content.

Visited January 2013
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Cheltenham, UK
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“Great place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Really enjoyed this - great place to learn about a little told conflict. Nowhere in the old town like this, so worth the visit! Amazing local history to see what Dubrovnik under siege was like!

Visited June 2012
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“Worthy of a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Liked: This was a still up and coming museum but given that this museum is housed in a fort that was held by Croatian forces during the War in the early 1990s it was an excellent site. As they continue to develop this museum, I can only see this get better.

Disliked: It was a bit strange that if you went left after you entered the museum the artifacts were in English and if you went right, they were in the local language. It made me wonder if the story was different for English speakers.

I would definitely recommend a visit to this museum just so visitors can get a little bit of history of the war that I found to be missing in the rest of the city.

Visited October 2012
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Although this war was in my lifetime I didnt appreciate how many people died or were injured in this conflict. The museum made it real and shows how if a community can stick together they can over come anything. Its a shame this fortress has been left to ruin as it must of been a fantastic building in its day.

Visited October 2012
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