Museum of Croatian War of Independence

Museum of Croatian War of Independence, Dubrovnik

Museum of Croatian War of Independence

Museum of Croatian War of Independence
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Claire
30 contributions
Humbling and informative
Sep 2021 • Couples
A really interesting insight into the war and the damage done to the area. Humbling and makes it all seem very real and recent. They do not accept cards so take cash!!! It's 30kn each which is worth it (although several people walked away because they thought that was too much?!?!)
Written September 23, 2021
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Tempe51
Tucson, AZ14 contributions
Cable Car to Fort Imperial & Homeland War Exhibition
Sep 2021 • Couples
This turned out to be the most impressive experience of our trip, although we only came upon it by accident. Take the cable car up Srd, not only for the view, but to see a visual memorial to the Homeland War of 1991-1995.
An unforgettable exhibition.
Written September 16, 2021
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Richard M
382 contributions
Excellent
Aug 2021
Unprovoked wars did not end with Hitler. The warlords of politicians never end. We think of China, Venezuela, and so on. And it happened here, but the US news barely covered the war. This museum covers it.
Written August 18, 2021
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Keely
7 contributions
Wish we had more time!
May 2021
We didn't expect the museum to be so detailed and personal. It was education but also insightful and humbling exhibit.
Written June 24, 2021
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i8toys
West Midlands, UK80 contributions
Must do after riding the cable car
Aug 2020
Important museum of an important subject located in Fort Imperial. A very moving description of the events of the Yugoslav war and the part the Fort played during that time. Paul Davies' documentary running in one of the rooms showed the devastation at the time and apparently was the only news coverage of the events. Stairs take you up to the top of the fort and you can try to imagine what went on only 20+ years ago.

TIP - Cash only - 30kn adults, 15kn children
Written August 20, 2020
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Katie H
Manchester, UK25 contributions
Gem of a Find
Jul 2020 • Couples
Myself and my partner went up the cable car for amazing views, finding the museum made it so much better!
The museum gave very moving insight into an extremely recent war, that ravaged a beautiful city.
I would recommend taking the stairs to the top of the building!
Written August 19, 2020
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Thomas
Vienna, Austria13 contributions
Nice idea, but is it necessary
Aug 2020
Went to see the museum, in my opinion there are so many better themes to make a museum about. The site itself is nice and informative.
Written August 17, 2020
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Josh C
Brussels, Belgium28 contributions
Waste of time, don’t bother.
Aug 2020 • Friends
Waste of time. After a 2hr trek uphill from the hotel we were told that it’s cash only and it was “bad luck” that we didn’t have any.

No info on their website. They even had a “useful information” section. I’d love to meet the genius who though the fact they only accept cash isn’t considered ‘important information”.

COMPLETE waste of time.
Written August 17, 2020
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Rantin rover
Biggar, UK8,226 contributions
Interesting museum covering Dubrovnik's recent history
Oct 2019
It is particularly fitting that the museum is housed within the old Napoleonic Fort Imperial as this was the main location for those defending Dubrovnik during the seige of the town during the Croatian War of Independence or "Homeland War" in the 1990's. It's highpoint above the city and the sturdy walls proved impossible for the Serbs to overcome and the defences held out despite bombardment.

Access is gained via the Dubrovnik Cable Car, taxi or by walking up Mount Srd. There is a small admission charge of 30 kuna (£3.50) for adults, payable only in cash, and visitors receive a postcard of the attraction as a souvenir.

The exhibition features a great deal of displays with text, photographs, battle maps as well as weapons and artifacts relating to the war. I was struck by how old some of the weapons looked even allowing for the history of events. You could take many hours to read the information and not unexpectedly the tone of some of the translated material had a decidedly Croatian national fervour to it. With my wife accompanying me there was much less time allocated to our visit however we did watch a video playing on a loop which related to British news reports of the fighting and wandered around the entire building including up onto the roof which had good views over the city below.

The barrelled ceilings add to the atmosphere, as does the slightly battered state of the building which has deliberately not been restored since the war.

There are a selection of books to purchase if you wish to read about the history in more detail at your leisure.

I'd recommend a visit if you are going up Mount Srd to get a feel for how Dubrovnik and the surrounding area looked not that many years ago and to view it now.
Written January 7, 2020
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,360 contributions
Painful history.
Oct 2019 • Solo
I traveled by Cable car and visited this Museum titled "Dubrovnik during the Homeland war" located at Mt Srd. Inside the ancient Fort Imperial, this permanent Museum dedicated to seige Dubrovnik narrate most agonizing part of Croatian history and war of Independence (1991-1995). In addition to display on history of Fort, there are many crucial exhibits like authentic documents, photographs, war maps, weapons, military equipment. There is also a short video in english to explain the background and tragic happenings during Homeland War. The view from terrace provide spectacular views of Old Town, expansive Adriatic coastline and distant mountains. There is nominal entrance ticket of 30 Kuna. Don't forget to collect a postcard of Museum given along with entrance ticket.
Written November 8, 2019
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