City Museum of Ljubljana
City Museum of Ljubljana
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The City Museum of Ljubljana records, collects, documents, evaluates, preserves, interprets, researches, and presents the material and immaterial heritage from the area of Ljubljana and the city's wider surrounding area, dating from Prehistory to the present day. With the merger of the City Museum of Ljubljana and the City Art Gallery of Ljubljana in 2009 into the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, the city's largest cultural institution, the museum became part of the living and current museum-gallery offering in the capital. We maintain genuine contact with our local and foreign visitors, our exhibitions and events serve to popularise collections, and we encourage dialogue between heritage, art, and the challenges of contemporary society.
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Located in a 17th century palace, is a wonderful museum, that is best seen with the city pass, to get the best value, the displays are very interesting, our fave is the oldest wooden wheel in the world, in the basement there are roman ruins, again worth seeing as they are part of the roman trail.
Written 28 March 2024
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andrei_petrescu
Amsterdam, The Netherlands688 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
If you are interested in archaeology, this is a nice museum. All the paintings are placed in only one room. I find this disappointing as it overwhelms the visitor, and honestly, I could not focus on individual art. The rest of the museum is focused on the history of the city, and in the basements, you can find remains from the Roman period. The courtyard has a cafe and a painted wall. I found the 8 EUR price way too high for what this museum had to offer.
Written 16 March 2024
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gabrielciuchi
London, UK274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A lovely museum about the city, and you can find out lots about Slovenia, as well. From very old times, to modern history, definetely worth visiting.
Written 13 February 2024
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Shelli R
Israel111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
A Heritage Journey-Prehistoric to Now- A MUST! What an experience to travel back in time and take it all in! So much to see, view, feel and touch. Exceptional collections, descriptive clear labelling and a tyime to totally emmerse oneself in the development of the area. Give minimum 2 hrs and 3 hrs can preferable. What a way to have an insight adventure into Ljubljana!
Written 24 September 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,774 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This museum is focused on the history of Ljubljana, although there’s also plenty of information about Slovenia in general.

The first room has a special arrangement of statues, sculptures and paintings arranged ironically like a picture, which is well worth a visit.

The permanent exhibition is arranged chronologically and runs the gauntlet of history of the city from 3rd millennium BC, through Imperial Rome, Austro-Hungary, up to modern times. Some of the most interesting pieces include a 5000 year old wheel the Roman statue of Emonian and communist era consumer goods. A very unusual twist is videos showing modern preparations of someone preparing and eating Roman foods.

Right now, ,there's a special temporary exhibition o Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, widely known as the building of Ljubljana for his planning of the city and the many buildings designed by him. The exhibition partly covers his life and detailed descriptions of his major works. It's a bit technical and wordy for most people, but still interesting and entertaining.

Overall, the museum have created exhibits to a high degree of professionalism. The exhibitions are high quality with everything labeled in Slovenian and English. I highly recommend a visit.
Written 25 April 2023
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Jacqueline S
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
While purchasing our ticket for the Plecnik house, we were offered a discounted ticket to the City Museum and decided to go for it. We are so glad we did. We learned so much about the history of Ljubljana at this museum. Ask for an English tour guide, if available. We went to the City Museum on a different day than the Plecnik house, but ended up with the same guide, and he really offered an enthusiastic account of the long and storied history of this area.
Written 24 September 2022
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Terry Anzur
Jupiter, FL1,542 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
This museum is in a renovated Austrian palace, but the main reason to come here is the wooden wheel and axel made by swamp dwellers more than 5,000 years ago and believed to be the worlds oldest. You’ll also walk through the Roman times in the city of Emona and the days when Ljubljana was the diplomatic center of Europe under the Austrian empire. The history moves through the hard times of two world wars, leading up to Yugoslavia and finally Slovenian independence. There are even a few pandemic artifacts, bringing the story to the present day. Text in both Slovene and English with activities for kids. Very cool coffee shop on the bottom floor. Worth a couple of hours if you’re up for a deep dive into local history.
Written 2 January 2022
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Vedran S
Ljubljana, Slovenia85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The oldest weel with axle (5200 years) in the world? Yes it was invented here, not in Mezopotamia. The oldest flute, yes Neandertals in Slovenia made it. Want more? Get inside!
Written 1 March 2020
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KeSuLu
Tustin, CA126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a wonderful museum that traces the roots of the city from Neanderthal days to today. Very informative and well planned. Can easily see it all in 2-3 hours. Highly recommend.
Written 9 October 2019
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NJS
Oxford, UK56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
The faces of Ljubljana gallery is breathtaking - an excellent and innovative way to present the history of a place. The temporary exhibition on Russian icon painting was good too as well as being large and comprehensive. The cafe looked nice but we didn't have time to visit.
Written 6 September 2019
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