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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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Good exhibits that tell important stories

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Seattle
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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nyk
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine)

Address: Address: Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1001, Slovenia
Phone Number: 386 1 300 96 10
Location: Europe  >  Slovenia  >  Upper Carniola Region  >  Ljubljana
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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