Sarajevo City has numerous fine museums; some are traditional and others are unique and unusual. The most traditional is the National Museum built in 1913 with its Roman and Illyrian sculptures surrounded by Doric columns, as well as the priceless Sarajevo Haggadah Jewish Codex book.
Adjacent to the National Museum is the daunting Sarajevo War Museum that surrounds a visitor with dark memories and artifacts of the ’90s Yugoslav War–including damage to the building itself and an aging statue of Tito.
Another museum of historical interest is the Archduke Ferdinand Assassination Museum (Sarajevo 1878-1918 Museum) located at the very spot where the Archduke and his wife were killed in 1914 that sparked World War I.
The most unusual museum is the Tunnel Museum on the outskirts of the city. This underground passage helped Sarajevo to survive during the Serbian/Yugoslav siege that almost brought the city to ruin and starvation in 1992-96.