One of the most important scientific and educational institutions in the country
Founded in 1888, the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the oldest western-style cultural and scientific institution in the country. While the idea of founding the Museum had been originally conceived around 1850, it took almost four decades for that idea to be executed. The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina was founded in 1888, in order to preserve country's vast cultural and historical heritage, and continue the science and institutional development under the new ruler – the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Soon the Museum's collection outgrew the original facility in the town's centre, so in 1913 it moved to the beautiful complex consisting of four symmetrical pavilions and botanical garden, where it keeps its valuable collection to this day. The Museum is divided into four departments: the Archaeology Department, the Ethnology Department, the Natural Sciences departments, and the Library which contains around 300.000 volumes. The most valuable museum piece is the Sarajevo Haggadah, which is regarded as the oldest Sephardic Jewish document in the world, with its parchment dating back to 14th century. Some of the permanent exhibitions include „Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Classical Antiquity“ , „Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Medieval Period“ and „The life and culture of the urban populace in 19th century Bosnia and Herzegovina“.
Tuesday to Friday:
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The museum is closed on Mondays

Zmaja od Bosne 3
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contact: +387 33 66 80 27