City Museum of Ljubljana
Speciality Museums • Ancient Ruins
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
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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Jacqueline S
8 contributions
Sep 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 September 24, 2022
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Terry Anzur
The Palm Beaches, FL1,458 contributions
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 January 2, 2022
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KeSuLu
Tustin, CA126 contributions
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 October 9, 2019
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izif_37
Ljubljana, Slovenia3,044 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
I saw the water exibition on a free tour. The exibition was not that thriling, but the guide was very good, entertaining us, telling ot of less known things...and all that in good English. I hould come back to see some other exibitions... - good option for a rainy day as it is located in the old town
Written May 1, 2016
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Hall_vi
Cheadle Hulme, UK135 contributions
Aug 2013
The basement is home to a small exhibition based on the Roman settlement of Emona a settlement predating Ljubljana. The highlight is the exhibition on the wheel. A 5200 year old wheel found in the Ljubljana Marshes.
Written August 7, 2013
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DDarjaS
Ljubljana, Slovenia132 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
A beautiful palace with several types of exhibitions, a permanent with items from Roman times, a history of city of Ljubljana and different short term specialty exhibitions.
The famous Blue Bowl from 4 th century is amazing, also the installation of different statues and paintings at the beginning of permanent exhibition is something that catches the eye.
This is a rather small museum, with several interactive corners, so it’s probably very interesting for children and teenagers as well. The café in inner yard is perfectly located, it’s peaceful and has a partial view of Roman times items.
Written March 3, 2019
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Bondi, Australia33 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
The City Museum within less than a dozen rooms gives a great overview of the history of Ljubljana. The Displays are really well presented and the initial room packs a punch. Surprised to see that the National Museum gets a higher rating. it certainly has more stuff but is a really dreary old presentation. if you want to see every variation of spears etc etc, the National Museum is the place to go. But the City Museum tells the story without labouring it. Highly recommended as a way of passing a good half to one hour.
Written July 21, 2018
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Natalie J
Bristol, UK144 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
The staff are nice, but this is quite a poor museum. There is very little there (even less when changing exhibitions over), accompanied by War and Peace-length explanations on the wall. There is too much focus on style and not enough on substance. What they do have in the Roman section is interesting, though, and their cafe looks nice. This might be better with kids, as there is a workshop section where you can learn about how things were made in the past.
Written March 5, 2018
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Nika K
Ljubljana, Slovenia34 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
Much like Ljubljana, this museum isn'tthe biggest, but it is charming and offers a lot. Spent a fun couple of hours in it.
Written August 30, 2017
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Ninani1000
Ljubljana, Slovenia27 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
If you have time after exploring museum, you can sit in a peaceful area and have a great cup of coffee. They have coffee from all over the world and you can have it prepared in a many different ways (espresso, turkish, cold brew...)
Written May 7, 2017
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