The guided tour of the exhibition of the
History and Arts Collection, which is designed as a viewing depot, takes place
in a modern museum building on the site of the National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova. The exhibited museum objects tell of the way of life and work in
Slovenia over the last seven centuries, about the creativity and skills of our
ancestors. Many are tied to the famous men and women, as well as to the cities,
villages and castles across the country.
During the stroll through the eight themed
galleries, we find out about the most famous objects that stand out by their
rarity or production, such as the almost completely preserved example of a real
“knightly” armour (from the 1530s), the only one in our country, Hasan’s coat
(the last third of the 16th and mid-17th century) – a treasure of global
significance from the war booty of the Battle of Sisak (1593), the pochetteor pocket violin (1679) – the oldest dated string instrument in the Slovenian
public collections, the artfully constructed and historically eloquent
Kostanjevica Challice (1749), as well as many others.