Museum of Herzegovina
Museum of Herzegovina
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SnowyShasta
By SnowyShasta
Especially enjoyed the movie
4.0 of 5 bubblesMay 2023
We visited here on a rainy day and appreciated the chance to duck inside. It's set a bit off the main street, near the New Muslim Cemetery. Prices had been difficult to find online, so I'll note that when we visited we paid 10 KM per person. The museum also closes relatively early, at least on a Wednesday in late May when we visited - it closed at 4 PM. We were the only visitors to the museum, and didn't have a guide. We were just happy to look around, but the man taking our tickets basically gave us a private tour. It started with a short movie which we quite enjoyed. We saw plenty of views and souvenirs of the Old Bridge in town, but this was the only place we saw the footage of the artillery fire and the eventual crumbling of the bridge into the river - very moving! It also showed older footage of the original bridge, as well as scenes from its reconstruction and eventual re-opening. We really enjoyed the movie! The rest of the museum is pretty small, without much by way of English signage, but we were given a nice little tour. We saw artifacts from ancient times, displays of life in the area in more of a medieval period, and a room with photos of a prime minister of Yugoslavia who died tragically in a plane crash. We didn't catch his name at the time but looked it up later - Džemal Bijedić; he was born in Mostar and the museum in in his former home. Overall we spent about 45 minutes here (plus another 15 when they kindly let us sit in their covered entryway while we looked out at the falling rain) and were happy we'd taken the chance to stop by.

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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We visited here on a rainy day and appreciated the chance to duck inside. It's set a bit off the main street, near the New Muslim Cemetery. Prices had been difficult to find online, so I'll note that when we visited we paid 10 KM per person. The museum also closes relatively early, at least on a Wednesday in late May when we visited - it closed at 4 PM.

We were the only visitors to the museum, and didn't have a guide. We were just happy to look around, but the man taking our tickets basically gave us a private tour. It started with a short movie which we quite enjoyed. We saw plenty of views and souvenirs of the Old Bridge in town, but this was the only place we saw the footage of the artillery fire and the eventual crumbling of the bridge into the river - very moving! It also showed older footage of the original bridge, as well as scenes from its reconstruction and eventual re-opening. We really enjoyed the movie!

The rest of the museum is pretty small, without much by way of English signage, but we were given a nice little tour. We saw artifacts from ancient times, displays of life in the area in more of a medieval period, and a room with photos of a prime minister of Yugoslavia who died tragically in a plane crash. We didn't catch his name at the time but looked it up later - Džemal Bijedić; he was born in Mostar and the museum in in his former home.

Overall we spent about 45 minutes here (plus another 15 when they kindly let us sit in their covered entryway while we looked out at the falling rain) and were happy we'd taken the chance to stop by.
Written July 9, 2023
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Cleanuplady
Wokingham, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Not huge, but packed with fascinating details - life in Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and more recent eras, photos, room recreations and a lovely model village.
Written August 15, 2019
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Galooba
Huntsville, AL368 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
Defintely worth a visit. Unfortunately, we had insufficient time (only 30 minutes) since we had to meet our tour group. The caretaker guided us through the museum personally and provided excellent perspective while pointing out the most important exhibits. We're very happy we decided to step inside.
Written September 29, 2013
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TikiTi
Milan, Italy47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
In August we were the obly visitors, infact the museum is not tourist-friendly at all: not so easy to find, there are no signs which can lead you to it and it's hidden from the main street. There is plate at the entrance but we have got the impression that the staff is not going out of their way to have more visitors. Besides, it is sometimes closed, so check opening times. The visit began with a video about the destruction and reconstruction of the starij most. In the other rooms you can see various kinds of exhibits about the history of Bosnia and Hercegovina and upstairs thare are some rooms which have been recreated with traditional furniture and clothes. The museum is small, so an hour is enough to visit everything carefully.
Written December 29, 2018
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OneLovesTravel
London, UK251 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
I wonder if this museum is actually just forced to be open because it received grants as there isn’t much on display apart from a few artefacts ( the receptionist was too unmotivated to explain much about museum, so not even sure if it continued in another building).
We spent no more than 10 minutes there and left feeling like we made a donation rather than paid an entry fee to see something.
Not worth the visit!
Written October 24, 2018
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Sareyy
Sunderland, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
It's a very small museum but when you're paying €2.50 you can't complain. The language of some of the articles is slightly difficult to understand due to the translation but overall they are very informative.
The man who was on the ticket desk was also very pleasant and gave a very personal insight into the war. Definitely worth a visit.
Written August 12, 2015
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Viajero M
Germany151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
This is a small museum for 2.50€. Great views from the top of the bridge and shops. Below they have films. A nice stop for a few minutes.
Written August 9, 2015
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Heiko A
Oldenburg, Germany170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Solo
Surely worth a visit. The museum shows what the war in "Bosnia" did to the city. You could cry your heart out. Afterwards you ought to walk around the city to see the actual damage - there is still a lot to see. And we let all this happen.
Written April 6, 2014
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Corné
Breukelen, The Netherlands7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013
The movie in the beginning shows an interesting summary of how the recent war had impact and was mitigated later on. Not so easy to get everything with an English language, but impression is ok.
Written June 23, 2013
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DubravkaZulj
Varazdin, Croatia75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Snall Museum close the City centre, not easy to find. At the beginning of the visit we watched a short video about the destruction and the reconstruction od The Old Bridge. There are some rooms with photos during the war, costumes....
Written July 27, 2019
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