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National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine)

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Address: Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1001, Slovenia
Phone Number: 386 1 300 96 10
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This museum explores the history of Slovenia during the 19th and 20th...

This museum explores the history of Slovenia during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Slovenia in 20th Century

The museum covers how events of the 20th Century affected what is now the Republic of Slovenia. The exhibits are grouped by period and if you tour the exhibits in an anticlockwise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum covers how events of the 20th Century affected what is now the Republic of Slovenia. The exhibits are grouped by period and if you tour the exhibits in an anticlockwise manner you see how events occur in sequence. This is well done and each period captures an impression just in in decoration and colour. A large school party... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Interesting barock building is worth a visit - even if you dont find museums very temptive. The permanent exibition is about Slovenia, for the rest you should check the web site. Good location to combine a visit with walking through park Tivoli or Roznik hill...

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Chesterfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

An excellent way to try to understand Slovenia and its people. Housed in a beautiful baroque building, the exhibits are interesting and informative, if at times a little confusing. I particularly enjoyed the 'Coming Home' exhibition which highlighted very personal experiences of returning to Slovenia from a Europe in post-war turmoil. We walked through the lovely park to access this... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

From outside you don’t expect very much. It is an old manor house at the edge of Tivoli Park. If you are smart enough, you can use bicycle, you can even walk through the park. Parking for cars is not far. They have different exhibitions downstairs and permanent collection in the first floor. It is history from the last century.... More 

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Parma, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Here there is a part of contemporary history that everyone must know: from the beginning of the first world war to the independence of Slovenia with many images and objects really very interesting and unusual (there is a skin of a bear, too, killed form Tito). The guides are very prepared for involving the audience (I have been there with... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I have to admit having a joib finding this place. It is not signposted at all from the road and I ended up walking another 1km or more past it and up the road having to ask the way. The exhibits themselves are very interesting and informative and thankfully the information is in English too. I found the Time Capsule... More 

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Wausaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Offers a wonderful overview of Slovenian history from the 1800's to the present. Gives you a full understanding of the country's development and how young this republic really is. The exhibits are well done and explained. Good for a quick look or an in depth visit.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The exhibition is organized in a very interesting way - the curators have done a wonderful job. There are a lot of artifacts but also multimedia presentations, including witness accounts you can listen to. There were two temporary exhibits, which were also very creative. The "Time Capsule" in particular was wonderful - it is a room arranged in the style... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I had a good time and I saw a lot of interesting things. Defenitely worth going to. The museum is easily accessible and very affordable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Considering Slovenia is not a terribley old country, this museum does a great job of showing pre, during and post independence Slovenia, which is an interesting bit a history. The exhibits are well detailed and provide insight into so many different aspects of Slovenian life. The individual stories were particularly interesting. The staff were also very knowledgable and passionate about... More 

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