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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 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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201 attraction reviews
637 helpful votes 637 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
204 helpful votes 204 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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23 reviews 23 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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az
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211 reviews 211 reviews
51 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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