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The Museum of Wartime Childhood in Sarajevo is an extremely important place that pays attention to childhood during the war years in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The museum provides visitors with a deep insight into the life and experiences of children who grew up during the war. The Museum of Wartime Childhood was opened in Sarajevo in January 2017. It is located in the old city center.

The Museum presents a collection of personal items (such as pieces of clothing and toys), stories, audio and video testimonies, photographs, letters, drawings, and other documents and exhibits donated to the Museum by survivors. The exhibition evokes the unique experience of growing up in the war. The basis of the Museum's current collection is material collected since 2010 for the purposes of writing the book Childhood in the War: Sarajevo 1992-1995, by Jasminko Halilović, published in 2013. The service provided by the museum is exceptional.

The staff is dedicated and accommodating, ready to share stories and details about wartime childhood. The atmosphere in the museum is emotional and authentic, creating a strong impression on visitors. Audio guides are available at the Museum reception, and it is also possible to organize a guided tour in sign language (BOS) for groups of 6 or more people. Guided tours in sign language must be announced by phone or e-mail at least 5 days before the planned date of the visit.

A seating area is available at several locations within the Museum premises. If you need a parking space due to mobility difficulties, please inform us in advance by phone so that we can provide a space in the immediate vicinity of the Museum. The entrance fee is affordable, making a visit to the museum accessible to a wide range of people. It is also important to note that ticket payment is made in cash, which makes it easier for visitors.

Ticket prices: • Children from 0 to 6 years: free • Pupils in the announced school visits of Bosnia and Herzegovina. school: 2 KM • Children from 7 to 17 years old outside of announced school visits: 5 KM • Students: 8 KM • Adults: 10 KM • Family ticket: 25 KM The Museum of Wartime Childhood offers rich content that illustrates the life of children during the war. Visitors will see authentic objects, photographs, documents and video materials that show the daily challenges, games, dreams and hopes of children from that time. The exhibits show moving stories of courage, resilience and strength of children who are faced with uncertainty and conflict.

The museum also offers interactive elements that allow visitors to better connect with the children's stories and experiences. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear testimonies, participate in workshops and discussions, and face more deeply the consequences of war on childhood. The War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo is an important institution that promotes understanding and awareness of the consequences of war on the youngest. A visit to this museum provides deep reflection and awareness of wartime childhood. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this museum and get an insight into an extremely important part of the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina.