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National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije)

Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 300 96 10
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This was a great museum for getting an overview of Slovenian history from the 19th through the 21st... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Linda S
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Harrisburg, United States
Worth a visit

Very interesting exhibition, it will take you through all the historical details of XX century. The... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Anna P
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was a great museum for getting an overview of Slovenian history from the 19th through the 21st century. We spent about 2 hours slowly moving from period to period and could have easily taken another hour. We were fortunate to have a local guide...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Very interesting exhibition, it will take you through all the historical details of XX century. The museum is located next to a beautiful Tivoli Park. Students pay 2,5 euros for entrance. There is a big parking lot in front of the museum, it's for free...More

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 2 September 2017

For anyone interested in the history of Slovenia since the early 1800s this museum is a must. Well curated, all the information is in English and Slovene, and the range of artefacts is excellent. The only period that is disappointing in its coverage is the...More

Thank robert p
Urška G, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije), responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear Robert, We are delighted to hear you found our museum worthwile. Unfortunatelly, you have just missed a large temporary exhibition on the socialist Yugoslavia - about the everyday life and people in that period. Since we are rather small (space-wise), we try to illuminate...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

€5 entry or €2.50 for students. The museum is set in a gorgeous mansion in Tivoli Park. The stairs leading up the the exhibitions give you a brief timeline of the important dates in Slovenian history in the 20th and 21st century. It's very visual...More

Thank Beaumont_14
Reviewed 29 July 2017

It covers a really interesting period from world war 1 to present day including the creation of modern day Slovenia. There are rooms on each period and a collection of artefacts from each time period.

Thank Isabelle J
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Located in Tivoli Park, the museum is housed in a beautiful building. The museum has temporary exhibitions and a permanent exhibition. The permanent exhibition describes the history of Slovenia from 1918 to present-day audio-video and text. Personally, I believe that the Yugoslav Yugoslav period after...More

Thank Tufus92
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

It's a good museum that shows Slovenia from early 1900 to today. It is something for those interested in history and there is lots of things to see there. Everything is in English as well as Slovenian.

1  Thank Ole M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I would recommend combining this with a walk across Tivoli Park. Before entering the museum, look to the left. This sports stadium has seen many Slovene international triumphs in sports like basketball. Through the right hand lower window you can see some of their many...More

2  Thank rhyshedges
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Best way to learn about the way of living in Slovenia. Visually attractive presentation without insulting your intelligence.

1  Thank malin s
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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...More

3  Thank SwordMaiden
Urška G, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije), responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

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...More

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