Museums in Ljubljana

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Museums in Ljubljana

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  • Banana Ana
    5 contributions
    been here two times and loved it, the staff is nice and friendly and the overall experience was grate 10/10!
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Miha Pan
    40 contributions
    National gallery is the most interesting and rich museum in Ljubljana for frequent visitors. Why? Many museums have interesting colourful permanent exhibitions from time to time, some prepare excellent temporary exhibitions. Just National gallery has always three, four or more different exhibitions. Permanent exhibition is the most interesting – with help of guides even more understandable. You need to visit gallery several times. They care for women artists and prepared an exhibition of Elda Piščanec in spring 2022. She was interesting, nearly unknown painter. Similar is half hidden exhibition (in the cellar) about sculptor Ivan Štrekelj.
    Written July 26, 2022
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  • Craig4
    5 contributions
    Fab museum focusing on the complex history of Yugoslavia and Slovenia. The museum is modern with lots of information and easy to follow as the exhibitions are in date order with maps and interesting pieces. Great place to visit, having visited most of the ex-Yugoslav capitals this was the best museum we found to explain the history of the region. Well worth a visit!
    Written June 12, 2022
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  • markinmiami
    miami beach198 contributions
    The National museum is worth the 8 Euro entry fee (half fir students), comes with an audio guide and the collection has some outstanding & special items from neolithic-Roman era/middle ages (am archeology fan & the items here are special, in terms of their significance Such as the oldest bone flute in the world, or in terms of its aesthetic value, such as the gilded Roman era statue, or just interesting coins or steles). Orientation is a bit confusing, in part because the audio guide allows you to pick different eras, but it would probably be best to go upstairs and start from the beginning (to the left of the stairs) & then move through the rooms. There’s also a cool looking virtual reality set you can use to explore living in ancient Ljubljana aka Emona, though haven’t tried it.
    Written July 8, 2022
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  • Nadja K
    1 contribution
    the best chill place in whole Zante - nice beach, good vibes, incredible coctails and so f******g hot staff ;) luv u @infinity zante beach bar
    Written July 14, 2022
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  • Péter L
    Vienna, Austria2 contributions
    The museum has around 60 interesting and interactive experiments. The crew is really friendly and explains you what to do if you are stuck at some place. There even was a science show on momentum, in Slovene, but one of the employees translated it for me.
    Written July 14, 2022
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  • GS/NN
    Ljubljana, Slovenia6 contributions
    As big of a railway fan as I am, I will try to be impartial with this review, but it's going to be hard. I have a real emotional attachment to this pace.

    Stats:

    - Acessibility: 4/5. Free parking is available on the recently remodelled adjacent street, and paid parking is available right outside the front door. The difficulties in finding the museum have been fixed by a plaque on a lamp post at the junction between the main street and the narrower acess road to the museum itself.

    - Atmosphere: 4/5. A geniuine roundhouse with a fair ammount of appropriate atmosphere and aroma. A pair of locomotive lights shining at you are you enter through the front gate. However, the general state of rust, slowly growing invasive plants in far away corners and some nearby deteriorating buildings drag the score down somewhat.

    - Service: 4/5. A single receptionist at the ticket office. Tour guides can be arranged in advance. Information boards in Slovene, English and German will convey some information about the exhibits. Toilets are available, as are a large number of railway-style wooden benches spread thoughout the museum.

    - Content: 4/5. A broad collection of locomotives, signalling equipment, maintainance-of-way vehicles and even some paintings are available for viewing. Most locomotives are restored, but those stored outside are in variying states of decay. Several locos are also stored in a seperate, closed shed or in the roundhouse workshop, and these are only acessile with propper arrangements. Several wagons are also located on the museum grounds. The roudhouse workshop is also part of the SŽ steam programme, so if you are lucky, you might catch our beloved 25-026 or 33-037 steamed up nearby. It is also possible to climb up to, and in the case of locomotive 718, enter the cab of some locomotives.

    - Hygiene: 4/5. Very clean and providing all necesary sanitaion, but with some leaks in the roof. Touching the locomotives is also ill advised, as they are coated in old diesel and fuel oil to make them shine.

    Final score calculation: 4/5.
    Written August 12, 2020
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  • Terry Anzur
    The Palm Beaches, FL1,431 contributions
    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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  • CharlieinTexas
    Austin, TX3,773 contributions
    Worth a 20 minute stop while at the castle. Several video presentations. But, easy to experience just by using your eyes, and looking at the vast array of puppets.
    Written November 22, 2019
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  • CharlieinTexas
    Austin, TX3,773 contributions
    Lots to see, lots of variety, not a lot of info in English, so more for the eyes to appreciate. Fairly empty, so could stroll through at your leisure. Very enjoyable.
    Written November 23, 2019
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  • Telgip
    Guildford, UK471 contributions
    Enjoyed many of the exhibits at this relatively small museum, in spite of being unfamiliar with a majority of the artists and their work. We found the video installations particularly interesting. Nice cafe downstairs.
    Written August 18, 2019
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  • CharlieinTexas
    Austin, TX3,773 contributions
    Not a lot of artwork, more political or societal commentary. Some interesting exhibits/pieces, but not a museum I would go out of my way to get to, if time was limited.
    Written November 23, 2019
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  • Mom S
    Tel Aviv, Israel15 contributions
    We came to a place called a museum. One should not expect a museum, but rather a very exciting collection that spans three floors in a fairly old building. The history of the Jewish community in Slovenia is accompanied by photos, recordings and especially the loving hand of Robert who runs the place and maintains contact with the youth of the Jewish community.
    Written October 23, 2019
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  • Arjan Pregl
    4 contributions
    I have been cooperating withe the Galeery Y for a couple of years now. As an artist. What I really like about it is the vision of not only exibiting very good art, but also the wish and willingness to get the art in touch with art lovers … existing and also those, who don't know they are art lovers yet.
    Written July 24, 2019
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  • RAINFOOT
    Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
    Edgy, meaningful and full of nostalgia - a gallery which makes you feel and think in many different ways. As a traveller in Ljubljana, I gained fresh eyes to the society via the artworks and chat with the founder, Piera. Appreciate the sincerity and passion the gallery gives growing talent and Art and look forward to more world-moving conversations in this space, and beyond. Go check it out!
    Written April 11, 2018
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