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Museum of Croatian War of Independence

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Address: Fort Imperial | Mount Srđ, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Chilling view of frighteningly recent atrocities

We spend an hour at the museum, shocking to see what happened so recently that the people we were meeting and talking to in the town had been so badly impacted. Agree with another... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
fionaecameron
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Usk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you can feel the importance of the location when looking down on the city and understand why they fought so hard to retain it. The newsreel brings back the memories of the fighting and reminded us of what a short time it was since the war happened.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately this exhibition highlights the worst of egos and humanity against each other. It depicts not only the attempt by Serbia and Montenegro to take over Croatia but the battle for Dubrovnik between 1991 and 1995. It consist of lots of boards and pictures to explain the war but very moving videos of the plight of Dubrovnik which was pummelled... More 

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Usk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spend an hour at the museum, shocking to see what happened so recently that the people we were meeting and talking to in the town had been so badly impacted. Agree with another reviewer that it was one sided, but that is what I would expect. Bit of a reality check when wandering round what is now the peaceful... More 

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New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Costs next to nothing and great to get a better understanding of a war that only happened 25 years ago. The day before we visited we had a tour to Montenegro with a guide who lived through it so this added to our understanding of the war. The museum is located in the fort that was strategic to the siege.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The majority of the exhibits in this museum are photographs with very brief captions. There are some guns, ammunition and shells too. There are several halls with one common theme each: suffering of the civilian population, photos of the Croatian soldiers, etc. The photos are very powerful and moving. My main gripe with this museum is that it is shallow:... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we didnt know about the museum but were encouraged to visit by our host who we had an interesting talk with when we returned to our guest house.I found the war photos taken by Pavo Urban particulary poignant

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Amersham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A thoughtfully organised museum containing all the information needed to understand what actually happened. It felt strange to watch the original news coverage shown on TV at the time relating to a city you are in. There are detailed maps outlining how the conflict expanded with clear chronological words describing events as they occurred. The displays include the weapons used... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum only costs 30 Kuna to enter which is very good given the large amount of material inside. There is a lot of information, and possibly too much to take in, but it offers an in-depth explanation of the war and is very eye-opening if you knew little about it prior to the visit. Would definitely recommend. Stunning views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Text heavy exhibits with a poor English translation made some parts of the narrative hard to follow which was a great shame. I thought the video and the photography sections were very good.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get the cable car to the tip of Mount Srd or, if there's a few of you, one of the local taxis will take you there reasonably cheaply if you negotiate. The museum is basic but is housed in the cool vaults of this Napoleonic fort so its an ideal escape from the heat. The views of Dubrovnik... More 

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