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National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine)

Address: Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1001, Slovenia
Phone Number: 386 1 300 96 10
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Ranked #9 of 57 Attractions in Ljubljana
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum explores the history of Slovenia during the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This museum explores the history of Slovenia during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Tirana, Albania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This little museum in Tivoli Park does a lot to pull visitors into the narrative of the history. For example, the temporary exhibition on the first world war includes the personal stories of ordinary citizens. Upstairs, the permanent exhibition does something similar with the video stories of survivors from the 2nd World War. Some of these have Subtitles. Overall, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this is one of the most unique museum i have come across after travelling in europe for so many years .. some of the stuff on display has a amazing character to itr

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australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This museum tells the story of Slovenia from WW1 until independence. The layout is chronological and easy to follow. Thoughtful displays and well done. And a lovely walk though the park to reach it. You can even get a horse burger on your way out :)

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Sutton Coldfield
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The displays all have a translation in English. We found the story fascinating, but a little difficult to understand all the twists and turns of Slovenia's history. It would be helpful to see the events shown on a timeline. Well worth seeing all the photos and exhibits though.

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az
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211 reviews 211 reviews
51 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you like WWI history, this is an excellent exhibit. The permanent exhibit interested us less. The museum is located in lovely Tivoli Park. About a 20 minute walk to the old town.

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very good little museum charting the C20 history of Slovenia with exhibits explained in English. I liked the special WW1 exhibition which consisted of the stories of several individuals in various walks of life

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Lagos, Nigeria
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did visit the National Museum of contemporary History. It was quite nice because we learned about the Basketball exploits of Yugoslavia, held in Slovenia during the unification. We also learned about the ten day war, how Slovenia got its independence from Yugoslavia. They should make the movie!

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was interested in the learning more about the history of Yugoslavia. The exhibits are pretty good and clear. I thought it was pretty good, especially with such a low entrance fee.

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Kendal, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The museum is very well presented with exhibits explained in both Slovenian and English. It gives a comprehensive history of Slovenia through the 20th century, starting just before WWI and finishing with its (fairly) recent accession to the EU and joining NATO. If you are visiting and don't know much about Slovenian history it is well worth a visit as... More 

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chur
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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you want to learn about the history of Slovenia in the 20th century, this is a very interesting and informative museum which is well-presented. It is also located in the lovely Tivoli park.

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