The 20th century was one of the most turbulent periods in Slovenian history. During that time we changed states and systems of government, we survived two world wars and gained national independence. The National Museum of Contemporary History encompasses all this with a permanent exhibition on Slovenians in the 20th century. We are here in order to offer up the history and personal stories of people, and in this way to depict what happened in the not so distant past.
The museum offers three exhibitions (two occasional and one permanent), while at the same time we maintain the largest photo archive, with a collection of more than 2.5 million photographs, which you can come and research. We offer students a special discount on admission, and every first Sunday in the month entry is free. We particularly recommend the current public guiding with curators, and lectures on the First World War or the period of socialism. Each year we also offer opportunities for student work and for students to take part in various (exhibition) projects.
The National Museum of Contemporary History is the biggest institution to present and focus on history from 1914 to yesterday. In this we offer answers and at the same time pose questions which we can answer together.
We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And don’t miss our open-air exhibitions in front of the museum.