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National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine)

Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1001, Slovenia
386 1 300 96 10
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Ranked #8 of 63 Attractions in Ljubljana
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: This museum explores the history of Slovenia during the 19th and 20th centuries.
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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The museum was almost too much to take in . The time line started with the outbreak of the First World War and showed in great detail what subsequently happened . The second world war featured as welll and we had some difficulty in following the ins and outs of the German and Italian invasions and the activities of the... More

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Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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344 reviews 344 reviews
85 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This is a concise but wonderful museum, covering the history of (the region nowadays covering) Slovenia from the mid-19th century onwards. You'll get a good impression how it fared under the Habsburg empire ending with the First World War, the interbellum, the 2nd World War, the Jugoslav period under Tito and, from 1989 onwards, Slovenia's - short - struggle to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

For a quick lesson in this wonderful country's recent history and developments, this is a must. It is in the Tivoli park, beautiful surroundings, and was not crowded a lot. I would have liked the video presentations have english subtitles for better comprhension, but oh well, still very enjoyable...

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