National Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana

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  • Great value for money, interesting museum which is easy to follow and a manageable size. Would highly recommend. Very quiet and uncrowded! 
    Great value for money, interesting museum which is easy to follow and a manageable size. Would highly recommend. Very quiet and uncrowded!  more »
  • Slovenia has a very interesting history. It is presented here in a fashion that seems like it hasn’t been updated since the 1990s The displays are visually cluttered and a confusing jumble. The... 
    Slovenia has a very interesting history. It is presented here in a fashion that seems like it hasn’t been updated since the 1990s The displays are visually cluttered and a confusing jumble. The...  more »
  • Museum has interesting presentation of the Slovenian history but with no big improvements in the last two years. Temporary presentations are less interesting. Plečnik’s exhibition is far better in... 
    Museum has interesting presentation of the Slovenian history but with no big improvements in the last two years. Temporary presentations are less interesting. Plečnik’s exhibition is far better in...  more »
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  • Really informative and interesting. Considerably cheap, but no AC. Still worth the time and money. Very objective. Highly recomend WW 2 section as it offers many objects and real stories.
  • This was my favourite museum/gallery in the city, as so many had hinted at historic events but not really explained them and I was left not understanding the significance. After this visit I felt really well informed about the more recent history of Slovenia, with all my questions answered. The displays are arranged in chronological order, and are a mix of photos, text, video, sound, and interactive elements. There is a fair bit of reading, but it's all really interesting. I was surprised at how few visitors there were, as for me this was a highlight. However, I would caution that I think it would be inaccessible for younger (primary age) children. There's no air con, so although it's a respite from outside temperatures, it's still warm.
  • This is quite a fascinating museum if you have time to study, read, and contemplate. It is not a museum you can bustle through in 30 minutes. We spent a good two hours but we learned so much about what happened in Slovenia from War War I forward. The displays are written in English. There is seating throughout and the restroom is clean. We walked through Trivoli Park to arrive at the Palace where the museum is located. It was a fine way to cool off and wasn’t crowded. We also received Pensioner discounts. Recommend if you are interested in history. Not really a place small children would enjoy I’m my opinion. So be prepared to navigate stairs.
  • Very illuminating - great English translations and interesting exhibits.
  • History of people and items. So well-organized museum

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