The Technical Museum of Slovenia is the largest of all museums. This building is located in a beautiful natural fairytale environment, 20 kilometers away from Ljubljana. The museum is located in a former Carthusian monastery. It contains permanent and temporary exhibitions on agriculture, forestry, transport, wood processing, textiles, hunting and fishing, electrical engineering and printing. The thing that attracts the most attention from the visitors are Tito's cars, which are the oldest preserved examples in Slovenia. A very rich collection of bicycles and locomotives can be seen here. Since 2014, motoring enthusiasts can see a permanent exhibition called "Our Dear Car", which represents more than 100 years of automotive history in Slovenia.
It is possible to attend courses and various workshops held on Saturdays here, as well as themed Sundays or workshops for children, film screenings and lectures, and you can really feel the technological spirit of the past. Many interesting things can be seen and done in this museum. One of them is the technological achievement of Nikola Tesla. The kind curators of the museum show the visitors how bread used to be made and baked, how weaving used to be done and the like. This place is suitable for all ages, from 3- to 103-year-olds. Science and Technology Days are organized here.
In addition to visiting the museum, it is possible to enjoy and relax in a beautiful natural environment with the sounds of the stream that murmurs there.
Ticket price for the Technical Museum of Slovenia
Regular ticket price: 6.5 €
Reduced ticket price: 4.5 € - pensioners
Reduced ticket price: 3.5 € - a group of pensioners with more than 20 people
Reduced ticket price: 4 € - children and students
Family card that includes 2 adults and 2 children, 13 €
Entrance to the museum park, 1 €
Museum opening hours:
March-May and September-December
Tuesday-Friday: 08:00 to 17:00
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 09:00 to 19:00
Tuesday-Sunday and public holidays: 09:00 to 19:00
Feb. 8, Dec. 24, 31 12. 9.00-17.00
1.1., 1. 11., 25. 12., closed
In January and February, as every Monday, it is open only to announced groups. Due to the extensiveness of the collection, we suggest that you set aside at least two hours to visit.
Author of the article:
Bojana Pantić - our correspondent for Ljubljana
photo credit: Technical Museum of Slovenia