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National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine)

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Address: Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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+386 1 300 96 10
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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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The Review Title echoes that of a temporary exhibition on the ground floor of this fascinating museum. It explains the rise in the standard of living in the post WW2 years and I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Review Title echoes that of a temporary exhibition on the ground floor of this fascinating museum. It explains the rise in the standard of living in the post WW2 years and I was surprised to see a bit of British history explained and why Harold McMillan was quoted in the opening section. There is plenty to see and is... More 

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Urška G, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine), responded to this review

Dear SwordMaiden, We are very happy at the museum, you enjoyed your visit and you found it well spent. Thank you for a genuinely lovely review – this is what keeps us going and doing our best. About the café – there are 3 cafés in the distance of 100 – 200 metres, therefore, it is rather hard to establish... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

museum is located in tivoli park and is about 15 minutes from the old town. It is set over 2 floors in an old mansion and gives a good history of Slovenian history. Worth spending an hour here to get an understanding of the countrys history

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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 29 June 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 13 June 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 11 June 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 19 May 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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