The National Museum of Contemporary History is a state museum dedicated to the heritage of recent Slovenian history, from the beginning of the 20th century onwards. It holds collections relating to the First and Second World Wars, the period between the two wars, the Socialist period, and the establishment of independent Slovenia. Exhibits include museum objects, archive and library materials, fine art works, and photographs.
Permanent exhibition: Slovenians in the 20th Century
The museum's permanent exhibition Slovenians in the 20th Century offers an insight into the seminal events, everyday life and historical documents of the period from the beginning of the First World War to Slovenia's independence in 1991.
The journey through recent Slovenian history takes visitors through six exhibition sections, from a First World War trench, through the time of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians, past the conflagrations of the Second World War, through the turbulent post-war period and the time of the socialist regime and economy in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and further on to the time of Slovenia's independence.