City Museum of Ljubljana

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

City Museum of Ljubljana Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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Interesting place to learn some history Nov 26, 2011
The City Museum of Ljubljana is a history museum that tells the story of the Slovenian capital. Not too far from Old Town, it is definitely worth checking out. And walkable distance, but then again, most of the attractions in Ljubljana can be reached by foot, which is the best way to get around.

You are given an audioguide when paying admission, and start at the bottom floor, where the old Roman ruins are, which tell the story of the city during that time and the Middle Ages. Getting to it, is very tricky, as I had a hard time finding it. Rather than going down stairs, you have to go down a glass corridor, then through glass doors. Hard to explain.

Also, when following the audioguide, it can be tricky as well, when trying to figure out how it works and where to stand. But once you figure all that out, it becomes a helpful tool, making the visit to the museum more informative and interesting.

You follow a line around the museum, standing on numbered spots, and punch in the numbers on the audioguide. It leads to the other floors, which tell the history from different viewpoints, like women and children. And the history of Ljubljana (and Slovenia, for that matter), when it was under the rule of various powers, from the Habsburgs to Tito, when Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia. And independence after that, up to the present day. It ends with a section on pollution, and a replica of a car from Communist times, which you can go inside of.

Photography is not allowed, other than the lobby area. But the museum is well worth the visit.
museum building
lobby area
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Zagnut66 says:
Sometimes those audio guides are a hassle to use.
Posted on: Mar 29, 2016
monkeymia79 says:
Thanks for the review Walter. The Roman ruins sounds like an interesting section.
Posted on: Mar 28, 2016
holdmyhandsforever says:
Congrats on your featured review! Good job buddy. :)
Posted on: Mar 11, 2013
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