Hercegovina Museum

Hercegovina Museum, Trebinje: Address, Phone Number, Hercegovina Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Hercegovina Museum
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naturalchild2016
Corvara in Badia, Italy35 contributions
Perfect on a wet day!
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Interesting museum. 30-45mins is all you need. Particularly liked the top floor on natural history. Variety of stuffed local animals and learnt about the amphibious lim which lives in caves. €5 for two.
Written 3 October 2019
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Veronica Morra
Da Lat, Vietnam299 contributions
A treasure in Trebije.
Jul. 2019 • Solo
I almost missed this charming museum. From the outside it looked closed, but I ventured to the front door and, alas!, it was open. I was greeted by Jelena Pujic, one of the Museum Curators. She gave me an introduction to the museum and it certainly payed off to try the door.
This four-storey building once served as Austro-Hungarian barracks within Trebinje's walled Old Town. The museum has some permanent and some temporary exhibits. For a regional small museum, it is Austro-Hungarian impressive.
I started my tour with a walk through a most interesting temporary exhibit of Contemporary Art
Though the style is not my favorite, this exhibit is unique in that it is geared for the sight impaired. Each piece has a duplicate in relief, so the visitor may have a tactile experience on the piece. Also, each piece has an audio component, where a full description may be heard.
Sarcophagus fragments and Roman busts are dispersed between two piano rooms and there are many displays memorialising nationalist hero Jovan Dučić. The top floor offers a fairly comprehensive summary of Hercegovina's history, from a narrow point of view. There's also a very interesting and detailed ethnographic selection exhibited, with captions mostly in the Serbo-Croatian language only.
Written 27 July 2019
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iainmcleod
Mid Calder, UK3,600 contributions
Worth a pop in during old town amble
Jul. 2019 • Family
7 out of 10. The guide spoke perfect English and could not have been more welcoming or knowledgeable. The free temporary exhibition is on the ground floor and basic. On this occasion it was for the blind with braille and audio. The permanent 3 floors which are easily worth the 5 marks( £3) highlight the history of the Austrian Hungarian occupation, a famous artist and archeological pieces. Only the top floor had English translation but come and enjoy.
Written 15 July 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,562 contributions
A Serb perspective on history
Sep. 2018 • Solo
The museum is in an old military building from the Austrian-Habsburg period. Currently it is a bit difficult to reach because of street renovation activities. Worthwhile to visit.

There are four floors with exhibits of which for me two stand out: the upper floor (the loft) with an overview of the history of the region (10th century until 1941) and the second floor with an ethnological exhibition of mainly Serbian traditions. The latter is done very well, but there are no translations in English or German, though many of the exhibits speak for themselves.

The historich overview highlights the Serb nation has fiercely and consistently fought the Ottoman Turkish occupation Indeed a struggle not only the Christian Serbs can be proud of, but the whole of Europe. I understood that initially the people on the Balkan did not gain a lot from the defeat of the Ottomans. Large parts of the Balkans including the Trebinje area were occupied by the Austrian-Habsburg monarchy. Only after WOI Yugoslavia was formed and a Serbian king ruled the country of united Slovenes, Croats and Serbs.

Claims that the Serbs were more tolerant than the Croats and others I found not very well substantiated. There are many long texts for reading and photos are not well displayed. You have to bend over cupboards to see them from the right angle. Still very worthwhile to get the Serb perspective on history. I hope in future there will be a section on the Tito era and perhaps even the 1991 - 1995 war.

Entrance fee for foreigners 5 BAM.
Very friendly staff.
Written 27 September 2018
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Mampoor
Clervaux, Luxembourg183 contributions
Very informative
Jul. 2018 • Family
Lots of exhibits and lots of info - what else do you need from a museum? Before my visit to BH I was very confused about how this country: what is Bosnia, what is Herzegovina, what is Republika Srpska? Now I think I have a clearer idea. Very friendly front desk, gave a notebook and some postcards to our kids.
Written 3 August 2018
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Елизаветта Е
Moscow, Russia170 contributions
All that you need to know about Trebinje
Jul. 2017 • Friends
And about Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's a small museum, where you can find facts about history of the town and the country, some exhibits of culture and living of local people, interesting pictures and photos. Girls that work there are very friendly.
Written 30 July 2017
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obradrosikj
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia98 contributions
Great place to learn the history of the region
May 2017 • Family
Museum is located in the old city in Trebinje, by the river Trebisnjica. It is a very old building from the period of Austro-Hungarian when it was a military barrack. After IWW it was a gymnasium (one of two in Bosnia and Herzegovina) and now days is a Museum of Herzegovina. The building is renovated in the same stile like it was build initially. At the moment of our visit (May 2017) there where 3 exhibitions, one is permanent and is ethnological exhibition, the second was about Jovan Ducic (poet, writer, diplomat...) from Trebinje and the third was temporary exhibition of frescoes.
Nice place to visit when in Trebinje.
Written 5 May 2017
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Pavle M
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina52 contributions
Herzegovina's heritage under one roof
Sep. 2015
This is a number one place to visit for any experienced traveler that would like to study local history, customs, art and crafts.
There are artifacts from ancient history till contemporary time.
Ideally located and very cheap admission.
It is good to check working time for weekend visits.
Written 24 July 2016
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,251 contributions
A very good history museum of Trebinje and the region
Aug. 2015 • Friends
Hercegovina Museum is a museum located in the old town of Trebinje, the main city of the wine in the Southeast of Bosnia&Herzegovina, where you can learn a lot of things of the history of the region according to Serbians. It is a very interesting museum for history-lovers and the staff of it was very friendly and nice with us. She explained us all rooms. In Fac., we could do a guided visit.
Written 17 July 2016
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alexandervlasenko
Kharkiv, Ukraine42 contributions
Not big but interesting museum
Sep. 2015 • Solo
The museum is not big - 1-2 hours is enough to see everything. I especially liked the archaeological part with ancient artifacts. Ethnographic collection is also really interesting.
Written 17 June 2016
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