Regional Museum Maribor
Regional Museum Maribor
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,845 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We walked 1.5 km from our Hotel City Map B&B to see the Plague Column, the Cathedral and this castle museum. After paying 3 Euro each senior and given instructions for our self tour, we set off around the castle. The museum became more impressive the further we went; Stone age hammers, 500 BC storage pottery, 1650 nobleman’s tombstone and 13th C silver coins. Through the courtyard to the 1556 Bastion where an informative docent guided us through the large displays of 16th C armor (spears, swords and guns), a room with 40,000 miniature military figures and historic battle scenes, a hall of 16th-18th C full sized carved/gilded wooden figures (sent here from many churches for security and now wanted back), then displays of 17th-18th C furniture. On to the 1680 Knight’s Hall with frescoed ceiling before exiting down the pink Rococo staircase.
This is a wonderful museum where we could have spent more time.
Written October 6, 2021
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Ghita G
Oradea, Romania72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
I visited the castle at the end of 2013 with my girlfriend, Mr Uroš DOKL offered to be our guide arround the castle, at the begining we where a little bit scepicle, but actualy it was the best guided tour of our life.
He took the time to show us all the rooms, and explaining to us all the detailes.
It was amazing to not just see but understand all that is in front of you!
Written January 22, 2014
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Sailee Paranjpe
Pune, India183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
This museum has a vast collection of a variety of things right from stone age and iron age. If you are a history enthusiast, you will definitely like it. It has a collection of coins, paintings, pots, musical instruments, chests and the list just goes on. At an entry of 3,50 Euros, you would get to experience the past.
Written November 13, 2018
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Jan V
Sofia, Bulgaria6,904 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Small and well arranged square in a city that you can't do much! As there is nothing really special with it, I will remember it for the strange parking policy - cars are allowed in this pedestrian area on the discretion of having remote control for the barriers.
Written October 10, 2015
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Barbora G
Brisbane82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
I didn't believe the ticket lady when she told me that the whole visit of the castle/museum will take me an hour (I expected to be much faster than that). But I didn't know that there would be a guide leading me throughout the exhibitions. At first, when he approached me, I wasn't so enthusiastic about it, and thought that I would prefer to walk around at my own. But, I am really glad that the guide was there -I wouldn't have gotten so much information and such a good experience of the visit without him. He was not only full of knowledge, but clearly also interested in the place and history of the place, and could explain it in a way so it also became interesting to the visitor. So thanks for a great time - and yes, it took more than an hour.
Written April 5, 2015
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Lisa
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
This museum just got better and better as we wondered through the exhibits. Admittedly we went through some fairly quickly but museums are about finding what interests you. Our highlights include being able to try on a knights armour, the elaborate beehive, the weapon display, the room of paintings, the grand room (my favourite) and the stairwell (you can actually see the stairwell from outside if you don't have time to visit the museum). The staff were exceptionally welcoming.
Written April 24, 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,905 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
We didn't understood why there are so few people. The museum offers a lot - from roman stones to complete pharmacy from 18. century up to the beautiful rococo steps.
It is a must to visit in Maribor.
Written July 21, 2017
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Colin G
Geelong, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
This is a fantastic collection of local historical items and stories. We had a personally guided tour
Written October 30, 2014
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William E
Verbier, Switzerland222 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
This museum was a real disappointment. Maribor has a fascinating and intriguing history, but you’d never know from this museum which purports to cover the subject. There is display case after display case on the pre-history, though the stone age and bronze age to the Romans, all very interesting, but thereafter history is covered by assorted topics, a lot of interesting individual objects, but with no effort whatsoever to provide a narrative, to give a basic summary of the major twists sand turns, especially its time within the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and the tumultuous events of the 20th century. The young lady guiding answered questions, but working with a lacklustre product. Pity.
Written July 24, 2014
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg9,852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Maribor Regional Museum is located inside the Maribor town castle, which is a baroque building, stunning from an architectural point of view. It's in fact one of the most remarkable monuments in the stated city, lying right in its center, by the square Grajski trg, in Graiska ulica, 2, street which cuts the castle complex in two halves.
The Maribor Castle was built in the last quarter of the fifteenth century; with the exception of the chapel and the Knights Hall constructed in the seventeenth century following the conversion of the building into a nobleman's residence upon its acquisition by the Counts Khiessl.
The Regional Museum houses diverse type of items in a very attractive display of art and culture whose visit is recommended particularly on account of the high interest aroused by the items concerned integrating several different collections on the basis of their nature including, among others, archaeological, art, ethnological, apothecary, furniture and costume groups.
The artifacts included in the archaeological collection are extremely pleasing. They date back to the Stone Age to the Early Middle Age. Attention is caught particularly by some grave finds consisting mainly in cups originating from Maribor, Pobrežje, Spodnje and Radvanje; an amphora found also in Pobrežje, and glass objects from the Roman cemeteries in Zgornja Hajdina are likewise of utmost interest.
The art collection is really fantastic. It comprehends religious and secular works of art from the fourteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century. Among the paintings one can observe some from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. The works by European baroque artists are of a particular interest within that subsection. The painting depicting Helena Fourment (Venus in Fur Coat), consisting in a replica by A. Womak of a Rubens's portrait is outstanding. Likewise a picture of a Girl in Green Biedermeier Dress from 1891 by an unknown artist is a pretty artwork. As far as sculptures are concerned, the statues of St. Catherine and St. Apollonia (circa 1480/1490), from St. Ursula church are spectacular, as well as those representing St. Zachariah and St. Elisabeth (made in 1750), from the parish church of St. Joseph, and that of St. Barbara (second half of the seventeenth century) from the church dedicated to the saint concerned (Smarje pri Jelšah).
The ethnological collection can also be deemed a rich pageantry. It embraces some objects from the Alpine and Pannonian ethnological regions. Hamlets, essential parts of buildings, furnishing as well as crafts and other items are in display in that section. In addition, products made of wood and metal, pottery, textiles and otherwise can be watched in the section concerned, which also includes some electronic home appliances produced in the twentieth century. Everything in that collection tells us about man's industrial capabilities in different periods of historical evolution.
For the sake of brevity not all the remaining Museum collections are hereby described. Nevertheless, owing to its outstanding character, the apothecary collection cannot be omitted. It's a fantastic one whose items call up past and better times. They started being gathered in the fifties of the past century and most of them come from chemists' in Maribor, Lendava and other Slovenian cities, as well as from the erstwhile monastic pharmacy in Olinje. The collection arouses special attention thus being the most important collection of its kind in Slovenia. Valuable apothecary books from the seventeenth century are comprised in it. The fact of being in the so called oficina (apothecary workshop) makes one feel thrilled at the sight of the apothecary vessels there displayed.
Reference to the costume collection cannot be shunned, particularly to the uniform which belonged to Tito. At the sight of that uniform, calling up the greatness of the country when its owner was the ruler, one cannot avoid being startled.
The view which can be contemplated from the covered terrace, from where a large number of important buildings in the city are within sight, deserves also a special mention. The chapel is a peculiar temple where nobody can enter but the priest on special occasions for celebrating religious ceremonies. Its interior can be seen from an inner window. It houses very nice and valuable mural paintings and a marvellous statue of the Virgin behind the high altar.
The Maribor Regional Museum is therefore a fabulous place where one can learn a lot on History and other interesting aspects concerning that precious Slovenian city and its surrounding area. That's why it ought at any rate to be visited while in the mentioned city.
Written April 22, 2022
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