© Matevž Paternoster/MGML
© Matevž Paternoster/MGML

Cultural Centre Tobačna 001

Cultural Centre Tobačna 001encompasses exhibition grounds, a museum collection and an apartment for artists-in-residence. It is housed in the first renovated historical building within the complex of the former Ljubljana’s tobacco factory. The new centre for visual and cultural activities opened on 19 March 2011, in a quarter of the city that is increasingly becoming the focal point for contemporary multicultural contents.


Cultural Centre Tobačna 001

Tobačna ulica 1
1000 Ljubljana


E kc.tobacna001@mgml.si

Information and reservations:
T +386 1 24 12 500
T +386 1 24 12 506
E prijava@mgml.si

Opening hours

Exhibition space is open according to exhibitions:
Tuesday–Friday: 11:00–19:00
Monday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed


Free entry.

Tobačna Gallery

Tobačna Gallery is an integrated venue devoted to presenting artists with solo shows and most recent productions. The gallery’s programme comprises exhibitions of Slovenian and international artists who showcase their projects on completion of their two-month residence. Since its opening in 2011, the artist-in-residence centre at the CC Tobačna 001 has hosted a considerable number of artists, as well as enabled Slovenian artists to take part in residence programmes abroad through public invitations and in collaboration with international institutions.

Andrej Peunik

Museum collection

The collection is placed in movable glass display cases exhibiting photographs, cigarette boxes, cigarette cases, porcelain pipes and other smoking accessories. The three-ton cigarette-making machine that greets the visitors at the museum’s entrance once produced one of the most recognisable cigarette brands in the former Yugoslavia – Filter 57, the first filtered cigarette.

History of Cultural Centre Tobačna 001

Constructed in 1885, the building was used as an auxiliary facility of Ljubljana’s tobacco factory. It primarily housed a washroom for workers, equipped with showers and bathtubs. During the 1970s, the building was converted into a factory canteen and in the early 1990s into the factory’s archives. Following its renovation, the tobacco factory Tobačna Ljubljana and the construction company IMOS-G – the investor and the constructor of the future residential, business-administrative and cultural quarter – placed the building at the disposal of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana.

Andrej Peunik

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