MetelkovaThe new venue of the National Museum of Slovenia extensively presents collections of historical arts and crafts objects from the 14th century to the present.
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National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova

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.



July and August
(01. 07. 2024 - 31. 08. 2024)
Mon Closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
(01. 09. 2024 - 30. 06. 2025)
Mon Closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
1. January, 1. May, 1. November, 25. December


National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova
Museum Quarter Metelkova
Maistrova ulica 1

Postal address
National Museum of Slovenia
Prešernova cesta 20
SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


Tel: +386 1 230 70 30
Fax: +386 1 241 44 22
24 and 31 December: 10:00 - 13:00

Wheelchair Access

All floors are accessible by wheelchairs and prams.


Free admission for pre-school children, journalists, people with disabilities or their escort, and members of ICOM.
Free admission to the museum each first Sunday in the month.


Public parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the museum (e.g. Metelkova and Meksiko car parks, street parking).

Mobile application

Admire the treasures, stroll through the exhibition and listen to the stories hidden in the objects. Visit the museum locations or simply enjoy our company in the armchair of your home. With the help of the Nexto mobile application, you can be with us anywhere, any time.

Guided tours

Guided tours can be given in Slovene language and several foreign languages. 


A story with a happy ending

Take a look at our promotional video and, in a slightly different and amusing way, discover museum treasures that belong to the top of the world cultural heritage