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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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Superb Museum - 'Step' inside and enjoy !

3 days sightseeing in Ljubljana wasn't enough so on a further day trip, this museum was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vessi80
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
A fantastic way to explore modern Slovenian history

First, the museum is located in the beautiful Tivoli park, so the walk there is already very... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Tomasz D
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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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Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

3 days sightseeing in Ljubljana wasn't enough so on a further day trip, this museum was a priority. The bus from Bled stops at Tivoli and five minutes walk takes you to the door of this impressive mansion in the park. Entrance is only 3.50...More

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Urška P, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for such a wonderful summary of our museum! We are very happy you've enjoyed it! Best, National Museum of Contemporary History team

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

First, the museum is located in the beautiful Tivoli park, so the walk there is already very enjoyable. Second, the entrance fee is very affordable, €4,50 adult, but €2,50 for students or free if you have ISIC. Finally, the museum is very rich in authentic...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The Muzej Novejse Zgodovine Slovenije is 20 minutes walk from the Prešeren Monument. It is a must for all those interested in 20th century history - the anti-fascist partisan exhibits were particularly good.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

We met up with Slovenian friends to visit this museum on a quiet Sunday. On certain Sundays the museum is free and our visit coincided with one of those days. The kids had a wonderful time as the museum team had organised a team of...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

In general, I've always been proud of my exposure to history, but the Balkans was always a weak area. I could tell you about Sarajevo in 1914, that the Nazis had a terrible time with Yugoslav partisans, that Tito was a master of manipulating East...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This museum is a must for those wanting to understand more about Slovenia and the area once known as Yugoslavia. Very interesting and insightful. There was a exhibition about refugees that I found very moving. Simple photos but so emotive.

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Reviewed 3 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

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Reviewed 22 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

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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

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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

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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

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