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Park vojaske zgodovine Pivka

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Address: Kolodvorska cesta 51 | Pivka, Pivka 6257, Slovenia
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Park of Military History Pivka is a museum and experience center...

The Park of Military History Pivka is a museum and experience center providing its visitors with a unique insight into the rich military and historical heritage of this strategically very important part of Slovenia. The Park hosts one of the biggest tank-artillery collection in this part of Europe. Aside from the tanks, field guns and other armored vehicles from the second half of the 20th century, we also put on display a collection of the military aircrafts together with the helicopter Gazelle T0-001 Velenje, which supplement the museum contents. Nevertheless, the most attractive exhibit piece for our visitors is still the sabotage submarine P-913 Zeta, since they can also see its interior and experience the secret world of the submariners. With its exhibition The Road to Independence, the Park of Military History was also the first to chronologically and systematicly display the process of gaining independence in the Republic of Slovenia and the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. This topic is also illustrated with the display of armored and other vehicles that participated in the Slovenian war for independence in 1991.

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Tanks, aircrafts, guns and even a submarine.

The park hosts some pretty rich collection of tanks and transporter vehicles and artillery. You can also see a P-913 submarine and 4 aircrafts. The exhibition named "Road to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 19, 2017
Peter K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

The park hosts some pretty rich collection of tanks and transporter vehicles and artillery. You can also see a P-913 submarine and 4 aircrafts. The exhibition named "Road to independance" is a story for itself. Even though I didn't personally live in the 1991 it was quite an emotional and interesting journey.

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Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I don’t like weapons. But the museum near Pivka is important part of our history and history of the 20. century. There is an old place with many buildings from Italian and Yugoslavian army. Historians preserved there old vehicles, from tanks to planes and even one small submarine. You can walk around and look at uniforms, guns, models, photos and... More 

Thank Miha P
Tolmin, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

With my girlfriend visit this museium and it was really interesting. Rich with history wepons and descritions from WW2 and to now days. Only one thing to said, all movies is in Slovenian language. The hicking trail behind the museium wasnt clean up so there you cant see nothing. Openig hours in main season are from 10 to 18h hours.

Thank amicum
Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

For some reason, I really like this place. I keep returning every now and then and this was my fourth or fifth visit. This time, I wanted to check the new pavilion which was opened some time ago. It houses the Slovenian Independence Exhibition which brings me back quite some memories. Perhaps the most iconic exhibit is the T72 tank... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

The museum houses a fair collection of military vehicles&objects and is located in a nice setting of old military barracks. The presentation could be much more informative though, many artefacts are presented with a bare minimum of explanation. The ticket price is ridiculously high (10€ per person plus additional 5€ to see the inside of a submarine), probably twice the... More 

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Postojna, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

I like a new pavilion, which takes you through in the time of formation independent Slovenian state, to independence.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Helpful personnel, great collection. Every kid's dream come true to sit in a real submarine. Historical weaponry from ww1 to ww2 and onwards. Nicely organized and presented.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

I am not big fun of military but I've found museum quite interesting. Lots of exponents and good oportunities for walks around. Choose a sunny day!

Thank izi f
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

We were fortunate enough to be at the museum on the day (17.9.2015) the Slovenian Independence Exhibition was opened by the Slovenian President, Borut Pahor accompanied by the Pivka Mayor, Robert Smrdelj. The ceremony was not too long and we followed the official party around the multi media exhibits that described the evolution of Modern Slovenia and the war of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

They forgot mention on their website that they are undergoing reconstruction until sept. 2015, so their main attraction, the submarine is unavailable with some of the airplanes. They tell you when you get there and give you 15% discount, but the main reason we went there was the submarine. The available exhibitions are ok. and the tanks and other vehicles... More 

Thank Titusz F

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