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Museum of Croatian War of Independence
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

What a place. Laid out well and easy to read and understand. The news coverage room was amazing . Found the experience sad but the courage of the people of Croatia needs to be applauded.

Visited June 2013
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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“Thought-provoking”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The museum is housed inside the Fort Imperial, and was the last line of defence for Dubrovnik during the Homeland War of 1991-2.

The exhibits are mostly photographic, though there are some cases of weapons and uniforms and a small movie theatre. Many of the captions are in Croatian only, and some of the English caption's translations leave a little to be desired. Nevertheless, a picture paints a thousand words.

The thought that Dubrovnik's historic old city was thought worthy of destruction is abhorrant, and this small museum brings home the horror of that dark time.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Croatian War of Independence”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Very interesting exhibit. Good video footage included in the Museum and being able to look down on the walled city put it into perspective. Well worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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“Solemn reminder”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

The recent history of Croatia is important and unavoidable if you visit Dubrovnik. It will be mentioned in any conversations with locals - so visiting this free museum helps understand and feel what the locals experienced. It is just a small room and well worth popping into.

Visited June 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit but disjointed”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

I have to admit that my knowledge of the homeland war in the Balkans is thin to say the least. Although this museum has lots to read, I found the story telling a little disjointed and I came away understanding it no more than when I went in.

Don't get me wrong, this is a must see museum, you do get a good feel for what it must have been like during the siege of Dubrovnik but some history leading up to it and after would have helped me understand the reasons why.

Visited June 2013
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