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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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An interesting museum

Located in Tivoli Park, the museum is housed in a beautiful building. The museum has temporary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tufus92
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Bucharest, Romania
Slovenian History

It's a good museum that shows Slovenia from early 1900 to today. It is something for those... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ole M
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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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  • Average6%
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“tivoli park” (22 reviews)
“world war” (4 reviews)
“old mansion” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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

1  Thank rhyshedges
Reviewed 1 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 14 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

2  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

Reviewed 25 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank ggmck186338
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...More

3  Thank Mila W
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...More

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

Dear Kathy, our history is extremely complicated, especially the last 100 years. We've been a part of different monarchies, many occupying systems and countries have changed on our way towards independence. We did our best to make this as clear as possible, although this still...More

Reviewed 1 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...More

2  Thank Jeff1903
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...More

2  Thank Ken H
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