How well do you know the rich history of Slovenian capital? Pile-dwellers, Emona, Middle and New Ages, the 20th and 21st centuries… what is the history of Ljubljana? Get to know Ljubljana's past - see the chronological presentation of Ljubljana’s millennia of heritage with precious authentic artefacts, like the world's oldest wooden wheel with an axle!
In July and August 2022, during renovation of the hot water supply system in Argentina Park, archaeological research was carried out in the area between Štefanova ulica and Puharjeva ulica. The excavations uncovered part of Roman Emona’s northern cemetery. At one time, this would have extended along the road leading to Celeia (today’s Celje).
Visitors looking at the objects on display and delving into their stories rarely think about how much effort and knowledge has gone into preserving them. How and who preserved these items which, due to age and other circumstances, should have perished long ago?
The five-member jury of the Open Call Turn into the Wall consulted the 136 proposals submitted to the international call for proposals for a mural and announced the German street artist Krashkid from Hamburg as the winner.
Visiting the Museum is even more accessible.
City Museum of Ljubljana
Since its foundation in 1935, the City Museum of Ljubljana has been housed by the Auersperg Palace. The museum conserves tens of thousands museum treasures, among which the world's oldest wooden wheel with an axle is the most prominent. Among the museum's more noticeable projects in the last few years were the exhibitions WHEEL 5200, WATER, Emona: a City of the Empire, A New Age is Coming! Industry – Labour – Capital, and Medieval Ljubljana.
With the merger of the City Museum of Ljubljana and the City Art Gallery of Ljubljana in 2009 into the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, the city's largest cultural institution, the museum became part of the living and current museum-gallery offering. At the institution, we maintain genuine contact with our local and foreign visitors, our exhibitions and events serve to popularise collections, and we encourage dialogue between heritage, art, and the challenges of contemporary society.
Mondays, 1 January, 1 November and 25 December: Closed
Permanent exhibition Ljubljana. History. City. (basement and 2nd floor)
Solo visit: € 6 / reduced (students, over 60, unemployed, disabled): € 4
Family ticket: 14 €
Public guided tour: € 7.00; reduced: € 5.00
ICOM, PRESS, SMD, disabled companions, tourist URBANA, licensed tourist guide: free of charge