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National Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana, Slovenia

23 Celovška Cesta
Slovenia 1001
Tel: 386 1 300 9610's insider take:

This well-curated collection of photographs, artifacts, and amazing displays—including a life-size World War I soldiers' trench—illuminate Slovenian history and culture over the past 100 years. The variety of presentations is staggering, from exhibits on the communist-era economy and its ever-rising prices to video installations on the interwar period and the damage wrought by the struggle for independence. The building itself is also a significant draw: The stately Baroque mansion was built in the mid 18th century for a local count.

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