MuzejskaThe National Museum of Slovenia palace in the very centre of Ljubljana
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National Museum of Slovenia

Dear visitors,

We are pleased to announce the National Museum of Slovenia is open to the public.

The oldest museum in Slovenia

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

Existent museum building in the very centre of Ljubljana, in the Muzejska Street, was built in 1888 as the Provincial Museum for Carniola – Rudolfinum. Today it stores rich collections of valuable objects: archaeological, numismatic, and graphic collection, important columns of museum activity are also rich museum library and unit for preservation and restoring. 

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.


(01. 01. 2024 - 31. 12. 2024)
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
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
1. January, 1. May, 1. November, 25. December


National Museum of Slovenia
Muzejska ulica 1

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


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


Photographing of exhibitions and exhibits for personal needs is allowed only without flash and tripod.
Filming and photographing with intention of further publication of photographs is allowed only with preliminary written permission of administration.

Wheelchair Accessible Entrance

To wheelchair users the museum is accesible from Prešernova Road 20.

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. 


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 (Šubičeva and Kongresni trg car parks, street parking).


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