In Ljubljana, where most of major national museums are based, you can view numerous museum collections giving an insight into the city's dynamic history.
The history of the Ljubljana area begins at Ljubljana Marshes about 5.000 years ago. Visiting museums is the perfect activity for a rainy day and for those who would like to learn about Slovenia's history and culture.
City museum 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. 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
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.
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National Museum of Slovenia
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!
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The Slovene Ethnographic Museum
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.
Architectural Museum Ljubljana
The Architectural Museum of Ljubljana is the main museum for architecture in Slovenia. It boasts a permanent display from the greatest Slovenian architect, Joze Plecnik. 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.
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