National museum of Slovenia

The oldest museum in Slovenia

The National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest museum in Slovenia: in 2021 it will celebrate its 200th anniversary.


Here you can see the oldest musical instrument in the world, 60,000 years old Neanderthal flute from the Divje babe cave. Another remarkable object is a charming Vače situla. Of course there is a vast collection of other interesting archaeological objects that tell a story of the life before our time, e.g. findings from the Ljubljana Marsh and the Ljubljanica River, the only ancient Egyptian mummy in Slovenia, gilded bronze statue of Emona citizen, imperial stone inscription from Emona, Germanic ornamentation from the Migration Period and Early Middle Ages wooden traps.


The new venue of the National Museum of Slovenia is housed in the ex-barracks complex on Metelkova street. The transformation of the one-hundred-year-old barracks complex, comprising the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Slovenian Cinemateque and the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, was designed by the local Architectural Bureau Groleger and Miroslav Kvas. In the glass-clad extension the Museum building has a string of restoration workshops as well as a lecture room, while the exhibition galleries are on the ground floor (for temporary exhibitions and displays) and on the first and the second floors the permanent exhibition History and Arts Collections.

Print the voucher you receive after the purchase and enjoy your trip.

Ljubljana bus station is an official partner of National Museum of Slovenia

Opening hours

National Museum of SloveniaMuzejskaMetelkova
daily10.00 - 18.0010.00 - 18.00
10.00 - 20.00-
1. Jan., 1. May, 1. Nov., 25. Dec.closedclosed

Bus tickets can be bought through the timetable.

National Museum of Slovenia

Snežnik Castle in Notranjska

Ljubljana Free Tour

Ljubljana’s most popular tour, a must for all first-time visitors to town. Visit all major city sites with professional licensed guides, true locals who are happy to show their town in a humoristic, well-structured and critical manner. Free tours run 365 days a year with No Booking Required. Meeting Point is in front of the church in Preseren Square.
In addition to daily free tours, the company also runs several theme tours such as the Communist Tours, Medieval Town & Castle Tour, Jewish Heritage Tour and more.

May – Oct: DAILY at 11am and 3pm
Nov – Apr: DAILY at 11am

COMMUNIST TOUR:  Available as private tour OR public tour (May-Oct) for 10€ / person
MEDIEVAL TOWN & CASTLE TOUR: Available as private tour OR public tour (May-Oct) for 10€ / person

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