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Address: Bistra 6 | Borovnica, Ljubljana 1353 , Slovenia
Phone Number: 386 (0)1 750 66 70
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A place where technical heritage and nature tell many great stories…Behind...

A place where technical heritage and nature tell many great stories…Behind the gates of a former Carthusian monastery you can find Slovenia’s largest museum – The Technical Museum of Slovenia. It is located in the most beautiful natural surroundings on the outskirts of Ljubljana. Several collections can be seen in the museum: from forestry, woodworking, hunting, fishing and agricultural departments, to textiles, printing, traffic and electrical engineering. The attention of most visitors is drawn towards the water-driven elements -the flour mill, blacksmith’s workshop, fulling mill and veneer sawmill. Road vehicle fans won’t be disappointed either. They can admire the oldest surviving car from Slovenia or enjoy the sight of the limousines that once belonged to President Tito, Premier of former Yugoslavia. Apart from the guided tour in Slovene, English, Italian and German languages through the museum collections, visitors can also attend several workshops and demonstrations, through which they can truly experience the technical spirit of the past. With prior arrangement, we can organize workshops and demonstrations for groups outside of our schedule. In addition to the permanent collection, you can also visit some temporary exhibitions. Museum’s opening hours:Tuesday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (July and August: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sundays and holidays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Mondays: closed.From 4th December until 1 March the museum is closed for visitors (except for groups announced in advance) due to unheated rooms.

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interesting, atractive location

interesting museum in an old convent. I loved the castle like building and park even more! Nice place to spend some time in the nature. There is also a trail going to the woods... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting museum in an old convent. I loved the castle like building and park even more! Nice place to spend some time in the nature. There is also a trail going to the woods just near the historical building. Watc out for stron springs, which are some of many Ljubljanica springs.

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indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our favorite museum in Slovenia (not site, museum). You can enjoy this museum on so many levels: historic, scientific, natural, artistic... Everything to do with Slovenian life over the centuries is present: how they lived, what they wore, what they drove, the tools they worked with, art, it's all here. We arrived at 10am and didn't leave until... More 

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Vrhnika, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Very nice Techninal Museum near the Town of Vrhnika, but It is also close to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. It has a grat collection of old cars, that belonged to Josip Broz Tito, formerly President of Yugoslavia.

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Fumel, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A real bonus was the local museum (opens at 8.0 am!) which was just across the courtyard form our hotel. We were told that we really must visit it and that we would enjoy it. Neither of us are into museums, but we went anyway. What a gem! A real MUST. Three euros for two lovely hours of nostalgia. Model... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Excellent museum, fantastic nature, really interesting museum, but so poor inventar. I love to go there every time.

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Thank Tina R
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

The museum is great and there is a lot to see. Even if you are not a fan of the museum, you can still enjoy a stroll around the premisses. Entrance fee is € 1. During the summer there is a nice shade so you can enjoy nature and quiet.

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Thank Petra L
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It's placed in old monastry. Enviroment and expo itself are unic. Only problem is you must have your own transport. Ask at turist info in Ljubljana for the way. It's nice trip and excellent way to see something special. It offers look into forgoten way of living. Worth to risk half of day for.

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2 Thank MihaelSlovenia
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Well, I was there twice, never finished the whole visit. But managed to see it all on those two trips. I was recently also in the natural museum in Ljubljana, where they ALSO have stuffed animals on show. My guess is the best goes to the Natural museum in Ljubljana, everything else, so it is not thrown away, goes to... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We were the only visitors that afternoon - family of 6, including 4 kids. We enjoyed every bit of it the only two regrets were that a) the place was empty - good for us, bad for the place, it has to be advertised more aggressively b) we did not know and could not have imagined that the place is... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

An old castle with a lovely park with pond, lots technical stuff to see. Very interesting for kids, specially boys.

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