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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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nyk
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357 reviews 357 reviews
249 attraction reviews
755 helpful votes 755 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The museum is decently good, with a lot of historical information on Slovenian war times. The museum is at Tivoli park , not very far away from old town.

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Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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391 reviews 391 reviews
102 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This may sound like a neologism, but my wife and I are true admirors of the region that established itself, after a long time under Habsburgian governance, as an independent country in 1991. In spite of the fact that the museum's night watch has allowed us to stay over for some hours after official closing in 2013 (see my earlier... More 

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birmingham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Good coverage of Slovenia's more recent history. Some of the lighting was too low. Quite a lot of English translation used.

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Tirana, Albania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This little museum in Tivoli Park does a lot to pull visitors into the narrative of the history. For example, the temporary exhibition on the first world war includes the personal stories of ordinary citizens. Upstairs, the permanent exhibition does something similar with the video stories of survivors from the 2nd World War. Some of these have Subtitles. Overall, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

this is one of the most unique museum i have come across after travelling in europe for so many years .. some of the stuff on display has a amazing character to itr

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australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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