Free admission to Sarajevo museums on Saturday, May 18

On Saturday, May 18, Sarajevo museums will mark International Museum Day and the European Night of Museums by providing a full program, complete with permanent displays and new exhibits.


Most museums will remain open that day until midnight, and there will be free entry to the facilities. The Museum of Sarajevo will also offer free admission to its five annexes – Jewish Museum, Svrzo House, Despić House, Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918 and Brusa Bezistan – from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

This Saturday, the Museum of Sarajevo will present its mascot – Puhko Puhić, who is always in search of things from the past, and will be revealing the wonders of all five museum annexes in an attractive and interesting way for its youngest visitors.

Those who attend will have a chance to have their picture taken with the mascot. The photograph will include a special frame with the museum logo, and children will receive a copy of the I Love the Museum of Sarajevo coloring book. The main character, Puhko, knows every hidden nook and cranny in the museum and safeguards its treasures.

Don't forget to add the #destinationsarajevo hashtag to your Instagram photos of Sarajevo museums, so that the rich collections of our museums can reach as many people as possible.

Here we have provided a list of Sarajevo museums, where you can familiarize yourself with permanent displays and new exhibits.


  1. Alija Izetbegović Museum

    Alija Izetbegović Museum


    Ploča 2 (Kapi - kula), Sarajevo | Map

    Museum This museum is dedicated to Alija Izetbegović, the first president of an independent Bosnia and Herzegovina. The museum is housed in the old city gates, Ploča and Širokac, which are remnants of the old fortified city, Vratn... More

  2. Ars Aevi Art Depot

    Ars Aevi Art Depot


    Terezije bb, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art (whose name is a partial anagram of “Sarajevo”, meaning “art of the epoch” in Latin) was founded during the war, in 1992. More

  3. Brusa Bezistan

    Brusa Bezistan


    Abadžiluk 10, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The old covered bazaar, Bezistan, which was erected in the heart of Baščaršija in 1551 by Rustem Pasha, Grand Vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent, is now home to an annex of the Museum of Sarajevo, where visitors... More

  4. Gallery 11/07/95

    Gallery 11/07/95


    Trg fra Grge Martića 2/III, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum Gallery 11/07/95 is a memorial gallery whose aim is to preserve the memory of the Srebrenica tragedy and its 8,372 victims who were killed after the Army of Republika Srpska captured the eastern Bosnian town on July 11, 1995. More

  5. Gazi Husrev Bey Museum

    Gazi Husrev Bey Museum


    Sarači br. 33, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum Gazi Husrev Bey’s Museum is dedicated to Gazi Husrev Bey (1480-1541) – the Governor of Bosnia and Sarajevo’s greatest benefactor.  More

  6. Gazi Husrev Bey’s Library Museum

    Gazi Husrev Bey’s Library Museum


    Gazi Husrev-begova 46, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The Gazi Husrev Bey Library museum collection contains more than 1,200 items which are divided into five thematic exhibit areas: Islamic art, education, religious life, ethnology and the library during the war. More

  7. Historical Museum of BiH

    Historical Museum of BiH


    Zmaja od Bosne 5, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina was founded soon after the end of the Second World War, on November 13, 1945, as a museum of national liberation. It was first located in Vijećnica and then moved to a specially desi... More

  8. Jewish Museum of BiH

    Jewish Museum of BiH


    Velika avlija bb, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The Jewish Museum of BiH is an annex of the Museum of Sarajevo and is housed in the Old Jewish Temple, which is considered one of the loveliest exhibit spaces in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  More

  9. Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide 1992-1995

    Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide 1992-1995


    Saliha Husedžinovića Muvekita 11, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide 1992–1995 holds a rich collection of items and makes use of a multidisciplinary approach in helping visitors research and become more familiar with events that took place du... More

  10. Museum Sarajevo 1878 - 1918

    Museum Sarajevo 1878 - 1918


    Zelenih beretki 1, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918 is an annex of the Museum of Sarajevo and its permanent exhibit shows Sarajevo during the time of Austro-Hungarian rule (1878-1918).  More

  11. National Gallery of BiH

    National Gallery of BiH


    Zelenih beretki 8, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina (UG BiH) is the most important gallery-institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Founded in 1946, its initial core collection consisted of 600 pieces which belonged to the Gallery of the... More

  12. National Museum of BiH

    National Museum of BiH


    Zmaja od Bosne 3, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The National Museum of BiH was founded on February 1, 1888 and was first housed in a building next to the Sarajevo Cathedral. Construction of the facility in Marijin Dvor, the museum’s current home, got underway in 1909 and... More

  13. Sarajevska Pivara Museum

    Sarajevska Pivara Museum


    Franjevačka 15, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The Sarajevska Pivara Museum is located in the area around the Sarajevo Brewery, which was founded in 1864 by the Viennese industrialist, Heinrich Levi, as the first industrial enterprise in BiH and the first brewery in what was s... More

  14. Sevdah Art House

    Sevdah Art House


    Halači 5, Velike daire, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum Sevdah Art House is a museum dedicated to sevdalinka, traditional urban love songs, and the famous singers who have interpreted them.  More

  15. Svrzo's House

    Svrzo's House


    Glođina 8, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum Svrzo's House represents one of the most well-preserved examples of domestic architecture from the Ottoman Period in BiH during the 18th century, a time when wealthier homes were divided into a public section (selamluk) and a fami... More

  16. The Despić House

    The Despić House


    Despićeva br. 2, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum Despić House, the oldest part of which was built during the 17th century, was bequeathed to the city of Sarajevo at the end of the 1960s by Pero Despić. More

  17. The Old Orthodox Church Museum

    The Old Orthodox Church Museum


    Mula Mustafe Bašeskije 59, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The Old Orthodox Church Museum in Sarajevo was founded in 1889 and taken from the church holdings. It was Churchwarden Jeftan Despić, a member of the famous Sarajevo Despić family, who was credited with opening the museum. More

  18. The Olympic Museum

    The Olympic Museum


    Alipašina bb, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The Olympic Museum was founded with the aim of preserving, for posterity’s sake, the memory of the organization and realization of the XIV Winter Olympic Games (WOG) which were held in the capital city of Bosnia and Her... More

  19. Tunnel of Hope

    Tunnel of Hope


    Tuneli 1, Ilidža – Donji Kotorac | Map

    Museum From July 1993 until the end of the Siege in late February 1996, the Sarajevo War Tunnel was the only connection besieged Sarajevo had with the outside world. More

  20. Vijećnica Museum

    Vijećnica Museum


    Obala Kulina bana 1, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum Vijećnica Museum is located in the basement of Vijećnica, a building that is not only one of the most recognizable symbols of BiH's capital city, but also a world symbol of the meeting of civilizations. More

  21. War Childhood Museum

    War Childhood Museum


    Logavina 32, Sarajevo | Map

    Museum The collection at the War Childhood Museum is comprised of items that tell interesting and touching stories of how children grew up during the war that shook Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 to 1996. The War Childhood Mu... More

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