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National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine)

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Address: Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Phone Number: 386 1 300 96 10
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museum explores the history of Slovenia from 1914 up to nowadays. In...

The Museum explores the history of Slovenia from 1914 up to nowadays. In addition to its exhibitions, the Museum also offers a variety of programmes for both children and adults. It carries out activities in the field of culture, education and research, collaborating with various institutions, and thus serves as a bridge between the general public and historical science. It connects the fates of 20th century Slovenian people and provides visitors with answers to questions about their own identity in modern times. The Museum also serves as a gathering place for groups of all kinds and as a place for dialogue and reflection. It not only answers questions, but it also raises questions and assists visitors in their search for answers, forming a type of partnership in which the Museum serves as a dynamic, innovative and welcoming establishment.

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Slovenia's past over the last 100 years has been complex. I'm glad we came here as it takes you through numerous changes of government and nationality and considers aspects such... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Orkney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slovenia's past over the last 100 years has been complex. I'm glad we came here as it takes you through numerous changes of government and nationality and considers aspects such as the way in which local people have felt about it. It helped us to understand Slovenia and I'd highly recommend a visit. It was also a nice walk through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This manor house on the hill in Tivoli Park has an informative exhibit, well-organized, of the last one hundred years of Slovenian History. Admission was 3.5 Euros, which is very reasonable. The stair risers on the way up, chronologize the history in a stunning manner. A counterclockwise trip upstairs takes a person through the very complicated history in a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

One of numerous museums in the city. The exhibits depict the last 100 plus years of slovenian history from the hapsburg rule, formation of the empire of yugoslavia, communist yugloslavia, to independence and eventually EU membership. Certain parts of its history may have been glossed over. Tiny slovenia was allowed an easy road to independence compared to the devastation that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

When you walk into the lobby and look to the left, there is the desk where you can purchase your tickets. The lobby has a wall where they sell literature. I highly recommend purchasing a pamphlet looking book titled Slovenians in the 20th Century. This book will give you background information about the time periods as you walk through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This museum is located in an old mansion in Tivoli park. It covers the political and social situation in Slovenia from just before the outbreak of a World War I (when Slovenia was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire), through the changes in the 20s and 30s, the World War II invasions by Germany and Italy, communism under Tito, and independence... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

A great museum to learn about the recent history of the country. It is located in Tivoli wich gives you the perfect excuse to walk around the park.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

This was one of the few places we decided to visit during our short stay in Ljubljana and we were not disappointed. The permanent exhibition is very interesting and informative, especially if you don't know much about Slovenian history and Yugoslavian history too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

The museum covers how events of the 20th Century affected what is now the Republic of Slovenia. The exhibits are grouped by period and if you tour the exhibits in an anticlockwise manner you see how events occur in sequence. This is well done and each period captures an impression just in in decoration and colour. A large school party... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Interesting barock building is worth a visit - even if you dont find museums very temptive. The permanent exibition is about Slovenia, for the rest you should check the web site. Good location to combine a visit with walking through park Tivoli or Roznik hill...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

An excellent way to try to understand Slovenia and its people. Housed in a beautiful baroque building, the exhibits are interesting and informative, if at times a little confusing. I particularly enjoyed the 'Coming Home' exhibition which highlighted very personal experiences of returning to Slovenia from a Europe in post-war turmoil. We walked through the lovely park to access this... More 

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