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National Museum (Narodni Muzej)

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Address: Presernova cesta 20 | entrance from Muzejska ulica, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Phone Number: +386 1 241 44 00
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest and the largest museum...

National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest and the largest museum institution in Slovenia. It was founded in 1821. The museum palace in the very centre of Ljubljana was built in 1888 and was the first building in Slovenia, assigned exclusively to culture. The permanent archaeological exhibition reveals the unique past of Slovenia. Among other great exhibits you can see the earliest musical instrument in the world, the 60,000-year-old Neanderthal flute as well as the situla from Vače.

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The National Museum of Slovenia and The Natural History Museum share the same building. Information is mainly in Slovenian but you can get an audio guide.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Turi, Estonia
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Turi, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Museum of Slovenia and The Natural History Museum share the same building. Information is mainly in Slovenian but you can get an audio guide.

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Piraeus, Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Be warned!!! Went on 21.7 and the flute was missing due to unexplained reasons from 24.6 leaving behind a replica. Unbelievable!! Rest museum is ok but not worth of 6€ since its too small and the main attraction is not there!!

Thank Vassilis N
Houten, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Its well design for kids even 90% contents without English. But luckliy with few interactive computers can play there. Really suggest this national meseum wirh full English will more attrative to tourists.

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High Point, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I did not do the Natural History section, only the National Museum. If this is the only history museum you visit in Ljubljana, you may wonder why it only goes through the Middle Ages. Because there's a spectacularly good History of Slovenia in the Castle as well as the Museum of Contemporary History in Tivoli Park. This museum focuses on... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We visited here in our limited time. Its collections were rich. We especially liked the objects belonging to Roman period.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Great museum to wander through. Spend as much or little time as you like. I went into the National Museum half (not the Natural History half). Not only artifacts as mentioned in other reviews but very modern, computer-generated visuals as assistance/additional info, etc. Outside, also Roman ruins. For example, milestones. All in a free, easily accessible glass house.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

There are two museums in the one building. The natural history museum and the national museum. I only visited the national museum due to a lack of time but I was very happy with what I got for the price. There are exhibits here you cannot see anywhere else, for example a Neanderthal flute, and it is great for getting... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The top item in this museum is the Neanderthal flute (oldest one in the world). Some of the Roman items are also interesting like the gilded roman stature from Emona. All items had Slovenian and English labels. It's a small collection, so you could do it in an hour or two at most. The museum is in the same building... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Well organized and quite interesting museum. Lots of artifacts, some of them really unique (bone flute). Good for a rany day, but otherwise better to spend time outside on the streets of old town...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

It is a very boring collection some of art pieces so poorly display. I am not surprised that museum is so deserted. It it completely waste of money. Entrance is 6€. Go somewhere else and spend better quality time. Thanks for reading review.

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