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

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australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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27 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
51 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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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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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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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 helpful votes 14 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting layout, exhibits and information. It follows a timeline and tells a story of the last 100 years ish in Slovenia. It's really good to get an idea of Slovenian history if like me you didn't know too much about it before hand. I would say this is more suited to adults or teens but not children, though there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Located in the beautiful surroundings of Tivoli Park, this informative museum is a must for anyone visiting Slovenia. Slovenia has been through so many changes over the last 100 years and it's impossible to appreciate modern day Slovenia without understanding its recent past. Through visiting this museum, I became aware of how little I knew of modern Slovenian history- a... More

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