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National Museum of Slovenia (Narodni muzej Slovenije)

Presernova cesta 20 | entrance from Muzejska ulica, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 241 44 00
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Very interesting, good value and well presented

The museum was easy to find the staff were friendly. The exhibits were beautifully presented with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Theo C
via mobile
Small, Interesting Museum

Behind the Parliament building, this museum shares a building with the Natural History Museum. On... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ValGary2014
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Greenville, South Carolina
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National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest and the largest museum institution in Slovenia. It was founded in 1821. The museum palace in the very centre of Ljubljana was built in 1888 and was the first building in Slovenia, assigned exclusively to culture. The permanent archaeological exhibition reveals the unique past of Slovenia. Among other great exhibits you can see the earliest musical instrument in the world, the 60,000-year-old Neanderthal flute as well as the situla from Vače.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Presernova cesta 20 | entrance from Muzejska ulica, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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+386 1 241 44 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was easy to find the staff were friendly. The exhibits were beautifully presented with English translations. The natural history museum is contained within the same building. We got tickets for both and it was very good value. Overall I highly recommend it.

Thank Theo C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Behind the Parliament building, this museum shares a building with the Natural History Museum. On our visit, a temporary exhibit of ancient musical instruments was on display. It was an excellent and interesting presentation. The permanent collection is also interesting, if small. The highlight of...More

Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Museum has an interesting collection, well presented. But I was blown away by Archeomusica - a temporary display lasting to Sept. 24, 2107 dealing with the origins and evolutions of musical instruments. It had lots of interactive stuff - like musical stones one...More

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Reviewed 3 June 2017

National museum is not just one old building in the middle of Ljubljana. Institution has another palace on Metelkova street, near the Slovenian Ethnographic museum. They organize special exhibitions there. Few days ago they opened one about Japan and Japanese samurai. Short, with explanations in...More

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 14 May 2017

It is interesting museum, in city centre. They have good animations for kids. Staff is kind and alway ready to help.

Thank Ales P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We walked from Congress Square. It was difficult to tell if it was open or not - two doors had barriers, and the third did not open easily. We had to wait for someone to appear at the ticket/souvenir window to get tickets. There was...More

Thank Guest048
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The museum is nice, especially for young children, but if you've been to such museums in cities like London or New York, there is no comparison.

Thank Tinkara G
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Firstly, the museum has two parts: historical and natural history. Both are done with love, care, are very easy to follow and provide quick overview of the Slovenia's history (though there will be some repetition if you visit the castle before the museum). Secondly, at...More

Thank Ksenia N
Reviewed 25 February 2017

museum is located about a 10 minute walk from the old town and is made up of 2 parts. One part history and one part national history. We had a ljubiana card so entry into both was free. On the ground floor is an egyptian...More

Thank ggmck186338
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Check all the Slovene treasures in National museum: artefacts from prehistoric period (Neanderthal flute, Halsstat bucket ...) or all kinds of remainings from Roman empire or even Egipt mumie and off course much more.

Thank Mitja G
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