National Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana

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  • All in all we liked this museum and spent 4 hours here. It is a nice building, and very informative, covering the history from WWI to today. But we found a few things made the visit difficult. The...  more »
  • Not easy task to deal with contemporary history in the ex Yugoslavia and at crossroad with Italian and German culture ( and two world wars plus an horrible civil war). Some unique memorabilia  more »
  • I hoped to gain more knowledge about Slovenia's checkered history and especially about the various rulers and states. We were slightly hampered by an auction going on, so had to retrace our steps...  more »
  • Excellent museum! Everything is so well explained and set that we were so happy about it. The tickets are super cheap for what the museum is. It should be mentioned in every city guide. Historically, it starts with austro hungarian empire and it is until today. For me, knowing more about the history of this area was really worth it. I really recommend this place!
  • Incredibly well done. Lots of interactive material and just enough detail. The WW1 bunker was good and the exploration of the rise and fall of Yugoslavia is well presented. I was surprised to see the museum very quiet as I think anyone visiting Slovenia should visit.
  • I loved this museum! I am immensely impressed by their ability to present heavily-loaded content from important points in time in such a well-organized, brief but informative way. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Good to find out about socialist era. Could have been improved with having less panels/displays to read and more modern interactive exhibits. Plus some critical analysis of what led to the anti communist protests as Slovenia seemed very well organised with good supplies compared to other Eastern block countries. So not clear about why people protested.
  • Very interesting museum site also used as a conference venue, poor restrooms

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