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Address: Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Phone Number: +386 1 300 96 10
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 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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This former mansion or, manor house, on the hill in Tivoli Park has an informative, well-organized exhibit of the last one hundred years of Slovenian History. Admission was 3.5... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This former mansion or, manor house, on the hill in Tivoli Park has an informative, well-organized exhibit 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, gives a visual chronology of the history in a stunning manner. The National Museum of Contemporary History was well-documented... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Contrary to other reviews I actually thought this museum did not present its material in a very clear way or easy to follow time-line. I was hoping for a much better explanation of the complex history of this beautiful country over the last 100 years or so but whilst what is there is interesting I went away probably as confused... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is a really good attempt to deal with a difficult and complex subject. The material is well organised and well interpreted with lots of English as well as Slovenian labels. You won't come away being an expert in 20th Century Balkan history (well you might if you spend a couple of days in here), but you will have a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Look - its not the met but does a great job of offering Slovenian art in a great setting. And its right next to a fantastic park. Well worth the small cost admission.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

This small museum should be visited for several reasons. First, it highlights 20th century history and the road to independence. Second, it is a good model for the integration of English for tourists without detracting from the native language (Tirana take note). Although it was interesting it was of course aimed at Slovenians without much context for some areas for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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