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“Much to see”

Technical Museum of Slovenia
Ranked #35 of 146 things to do in Ljubljana
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 20, 2017

It'll take you quite a bit of time to see everything this museum has to offer. It hosts collections from various fields, such as transportation, the making of textiles, fishing and hunting, bread baking, farming etc. Each item exhibited is accompanied by a detail description. It's a great museum to visit with children too as there are interactive presentations and children are usually very interested to see how certain things work.
The building itself is lovely as it used to be a monastery and then a castle till 1951 when the museum was set up. There's a nice park where you can sometimes glimpse a wedding or some other celebration.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Nice place, quiet, all sorts of technical eqipment. Cultural and technical haritage is well presented. It is very interesed for school kids, especially boys.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Ana Š
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Younger children will be fascinated by old cars, factory machinery and interactive displays. The adults can enjoy the view of the occasional wedding and nice scenery.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Keee-eee
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

The Bistra museum is one of the biggest in Slovenia. The museum is divided on many different areas (fishing, baking, cars, carpentry...). The most important and interesiting thing to see is an enourmous collection collection of old cars, motorcycles and bikes. The location of the museum itself is very beautiful as it is located inside an old monastery.

The best way to get there is by car.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank aljo_ao670
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

We visited here with Demian Sem from Istranka Tours. We arrived first thing in the morning and made our way through the museum without too many other guests. The property is quite large with lots of buildings which are very well cared for. They are very well organized with lots of written material in the exhibits. You could really spend days here because there are so many rooms and exhibits. We are not museum people but really enjoyed the exhibits that we visited. The property is kind of off the beaten trail so it is hard to get to.

Date of experience: June 2017
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