If you want to get to know and understand the culture of Slovenia better, the Ethnographic Museum next to the City Museum is indispensable. The museum presents the spiritual, tangible and social culture of the people of Slovenia from the distant past to the present day. The meeting of past and present culture, the connection between traditional and modern culture is united in the Ethnographic Museum. The tangible and intangible cultural heritage, various values, techniques and heritage of knowledge and the way of life are presented here.
The museum was founded in 1923 by separating from the National Museum, and it was renamed the Ethnographic Museum in 1941. Apart from representing the culture of Slovenia, it also represents the culture of other nations. Permanent exhibitions have been set up in the museum, and temporary exhibitions are also being organized.
The Slovenian Ethnographic Museum consists of two buildings, an exhibition part and an administrative part. Collections are kept in the basement of the museum. The part in front of the museum is also very beautiful and enjoyable.
The museum was moved to the first renovated building in Metalkova Street in 1997, in the building of the former barracks. The building has an area of 1900 km2 where the units od administration, documentation, information, communication, research, audio-visual, publishing, conversation and restoration are located. There is also a reading room, a lecture area and an exhibition area. During the summer of 2002, the renovation of the building where the exhibition area is located began and was completed in 2004 when the museum was opened under the name "The time has come".
Ticket price for the Entographic Museum
Regular ticket price: 6 €
Free admission - every first week of the month.
Working hours of the Ethnographic Museum
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00,
The museum is closed on Mondays.
Author of the article:
Bojana Pantić - our correspondent for Ljubljana
photo credit: Nea Culpo