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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 62 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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Kendal, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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332 reviews 332 reviews
80 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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Birmingham
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

I would recommend this museum, especially if you have an interest in and some background knowledge of "Yugoslav" history. However, the museum is (mostly) poorly and confusingly laid out. Too much information is set out in long paragraphs of detail. An audio guide would've helped. There was some multi-media but it could have been used more extensively and imaginatively. (Budapest's... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Good museum about Slovenia in the 20 th century: WW I, WW II, the communist era, and the independence in 1991. More objective than some other museums in former Yougoslavian countries, but nevertheless this museum too does not tell everything, for instance about the war with Serbia in 1991. But: it is a MUST. Most explanation is also in English

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Knowing nothing about Slovenia or its history before coming to this museum, this museum left me much more knowledgeable and appreciative of this little country's surprisingly rich history and recent experiences in the former Yugoslavia. The building housing the museum is really pretty in itself, and it contains some quirky exhibitions including a cost-comparison of food items before and after... More

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