The MuM Interpretation Center

Department of Ethnology


The aim of the MUM Interpretation Center (a museum in Mostar) is, in addition to the valorization of cultural heritage, to establish an integral and cultural system that will guide visitors to all original locations and contents. The exhibited items in this department of the Herzegovina Museum Herzegovina realize, along with other narrative elements, the story of tradition, customs, culture of housing and culture of living in Mostar and the region.

The interpretation center of the museum, due to its geometry and disposition in the interior, enables a harmonious presentation of Mostar and Herzegovina, and offers innovations in terms of presentation and interpretation of the culture and traditions of this region with innovations in the technological sense, and the use of audiovisual effects

It is a museum-type project, which depicts the natural beauty of Herzegovina and the most significant historical events in a modern way with audio, visual and narrative units. There is a valuable ethnological collection with 70 exhibits in the Interpretation center and according to their conception, they open the story of spiritual and religious life in these areas. It abounds with a rich selection of photographs related to the cities and region of Herzegovina.

MUM (Museum in Mostar) Interpretation Center is divided into four meta-themes and subgroups. The wealth and uniqueness of the territory of Herzegovina is connected with many important aspects. The narration of its main forms and content comes through four meta-themes that allow the poet to choose possible destinations. Subgroups help the visitor get detailed information about destinations.


1. West meets East
– art, history and architecture in Herzegovina throughout the centuries;
(religious objects, heritage, art and architecture from the ancient times to the present day, historical and archaeological artifacts from Herzegovina’s multicultural past, national monuments, UNESCO sites)

2. Water and Earth: two elements, one landscape
– life and environment
(rivers, lakes and activities on them; mountains, rubble, caves and activities along them; animals, bird watching, special animal species and local fauna; nature reserves)

3. Taste of Herzegovina
– food and wine, local culinary tradition and typical products;
(recipes, holiday specialties, autochthonous types of grapes)

4. People’s life
– oral traditions, daily life and material culture (crafts, dialects, etc.);
(myths, handicrafts made of wool, wood, copper, etc.)

Permanent exhibition of the MuM Interpretation Center