Museums in Ljubljana
Visiting museums is the perfect activity for a rainy day and for those who would like to learn about Slovenia's history and culture.
The Slovene Ethnographic Museum
(Slovenski etnografski muzej)
The Slovene Ethnographic Museum is a museum about Slovene people, their culture and traditions, although non European collections arepresented also. Itfeaturespermanent and temporary exhibitions, supported by numerous events and also workshops and public tours suitable for both, older and younger visitors. There is a gift shop, a cafe and a public library adjacent to the museum.
Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana
(Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje Ljubljana)
The Architectural Museum of Ljubljana is the main museum for architecture in Slovenia. The temporary exhibitions from the field of architecture, design and photography are displayed. As it is situated at the beautiful Fuzine Castle, you can kill two birds with one stone. Since this is located in the suburbs, it is recommended that you travel by bike or by city bus.
Address: Pot na Fuzine 2, Ljubljana
National Museum of Slovenia
(Narodni muzej Slovenije)
This museum is located in the city centre, in the direction of Tivoli park. The Museum of national history displays monuments from the Roman period, treasures from the Stone and Middle ages, and also a permanent exhibition on Slovenian language. It also keeps an Egyptian mummy!
Address: Muzejska ulica 1, Ljubljana
National Museum of Slovenia - Metelkova
Address: Maistrova ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 230 70 30
City Museum of Ljubljana
(Mestni muzej Ljubljana)
This shows 4000 years of Ljubljana history in all its important stages - from the Roman settlement of Emona, through the compact medieval town, to today's modern capital. Did you know that Ljubljana was situated on an important amber road during the Roman empire?
The visit starts with a film illustrating the evolution of the city. The ground floor is an open display of archaeological findings right under the museum building, as this is situated approximately where the Roman settlement of Emona existed about 2000 years ago.
National Museum of Contemporary History
(Muzej novejše zgodovine Slovenije)
The museum is housed in an 18th century's mansion (Cekinov grad) located in Tivoli park. The exhibition is in Slovenian, but you can get a guide with the translations. While not rich in attractive exponents, this museum is important to understand Slovenia's turbulent journey to becoming a sovereign European country.
Address: Celovska cesta 23, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 3009610
Address: Parmova 35, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 291 26 41
International Center of Graphic Arts
Address: Grad Tivoli, Pod turnom 3, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 241 38 00
MSUM - Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova
Address: Maistrova 3, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 241 68 00
Address: Gosposka ulica 13, 1000 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 470 63 47
Technical Museum of Slovenia
Address: Bistra 6, 1353 Bistra pri Vrhniki
Phone: +386 (0)1 750 66 70
The Slovenian Museum of Natural History
Address: Presernova 20, 1001 Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 241 09 40
The two main galleries are the National Gallery ("Narodna galerija") and the Gallery of Modern Art ("Moderna galerija"). For information on art galleries please visit the Culture section.
For current events and what's on in the Ljubljana museums please see the municipal web site.