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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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Description: 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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You will like it, even if you don't like museums

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... read more

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

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 3, 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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Mowbray, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I knew nothing about this country but this museum gives an interesting overview of the last 200 years. We went on a Sunday and admission was free!

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We spent several hours looking at the exhibits that trace Slovenia's history in the 20th century. The exhibits are well-prepared and thematically developed; they make the story as understandable as possible to people who are not natives. Much of the exhibit text is translated into English, and this helped us follow the story. The exhibits on WWII discuss the Nazi... More 

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Found this two story museum very interesting as it showed the birth of Slovenia from the early 20th century through the Austro Hungarian Empire through the various iterations of Yugoslavia to the modern state.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This museum is in the Tivoli park but is not signposted.it is worth the effort.the ground floor is Devoted to the first world war.this is not a part of that wAR that I am familiar.with,so it was extremely interesting. The first floor was devoted to domestic matters from1918'they explain the turbulent history of this country. Slight complaint about narrative starting... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I visited both temporary and permanent exhibitions. WWI: Loved everything that was presented, really focuses on people effected by the war. You get to know the life of soldiers and also lives of civilians. For someone with little prior knowledge of the topic comprehensive explanations why things happened, how they were connected etc are missing. But you would still get... More 

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was great to see the happenings of WW I & II from another country and their version. Big plus the museum was in Tivoli park.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I believe this is the best museum in Ljubljana! It's a little away from most of the sites but worth the effort. Also there is the Union Brewery and Bar across the street to refresh yourself afterwards.

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