Sarajevo Brewery was founded in 1894 and is one of the oldest companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. An insight into its work, business and the production of beer itself is provided by the newly opened museum. In the Bistrik settlement, Sarajevo municipality of Stari grad on 29.06.2015, the first Museum of brewing is opened in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The museum is located inside the main building of Sarajevo’s Brewery in Franjevačka Street. It was established in cooperation with the Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Department of History of the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo. Museum of Sarajevo provided assistance in the realization of this project.
As this is the first and only Museum of this kind in the city, potential visitors can learn much more about Sarajevo, because the museum offers a look into the past. A special technology, or access to information about exhibits in the museum via a mobile phone, which is present in London and Miami, allows a different experience of the museum. Visitors to the museum can thus see the oldest bottles of Sarajevo’s beer, the development of labels and inscriptions, various beer containers and many other exhibits dating back to the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy or the period of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia or the SFRY (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). Also, you can see beers that are no longer produced such as Beer Beer, Trebevic Beer, Jahorina Beer and Beer Meteor. The museum setting shows not only the development of beer industry but also the entire brewing industry in B&H.
The collection is located in one larger room, while in the other there is a well equipped gift shop where you can buy t-shirts, magnets, postcards and other items.
The museum is open for visitors every day from 10:00 to 18:00. The price of a single ticket is 5 KM (2,5€), and includes one beer or soft drink of your choice, and for a price of 25 KM (app. 12,5€) visitors will also receive a full meal in the Pivnica HS, located right next to the Museum building.