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Find your own favourite period in Ljubljana’s history!
Ljubljana. History. City.
9. 5. 2018–31. 12. 2021

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 ...

Current
The most stunning artifact recovered beneath Gosposvetska Street.
The transparent blue glass bowl Its Greek inscription reads: "Drink to live forever, for many years!"
7. 2. 2019–28. 9. 2019
The transparent blue glass bowl found next to the woman’s body. The 1,700-year old vessel is decorated on the outside with grapes, and vine leafs and tendrils. A Greek inscription on the inside of the bowl instructs the owner to “Drink to live forever, for many years!” 
Current
Archaeological park Emona
27. 4. 2019–31. 10. 2019
A special place in Ljubljana's history is reserved for Roman Emona, the traces of which have been preserved in the very centre of the city.Welcome to a trail tracing the 2000-year-old heritage of Emona. A walk through modern Ljubljana can take you further than you think! It takes you to the time of Emona, a city brimming with life between the first century and early sixth century. 
Upcoming
From Vatican Museums to the City Museum of Ljubljana
Plečnik and the Sacred. Jože Plečnik, Slovenian Architect and Designer
26. 9. 2019–24. 11. 2019
Jože Plečnik was not just a master of monumental architecture; he was also an exceptional designer of sacred objects. After an exceptional response from visitors at Vatican Museums, the exhibition with 33 selected objects of the Plečnik liturgical vessels will be exclusively presented also at the City Museum of Ljubljana as part of the celebration of the European Cultural Heritage days.
Upcoming
A major exhibition of achievements of the Modern Era in Ljubljana
BOOK. KNOWLEDGE. REASON. From Protestantism to Enlightenment
14. 11. 2019–30. 8. 2020
In 2019, 469 years will have passed since the first Slovenian printed books, Abecedarium and Catechismus by Primož Trubar, ...
Upcoming
The first major excavations Archaeology from the historical perspective
3. 12. 2019–23. 2. 2020
In recent years, major archaeological excavations of Emonan sites are being done alongside the renovation of Ljubljana.

News

During July and August, the City Museum of Ljubljana is switching to its summer opening hours, which means that our doors will also stay open on Mondays! We are inviting everyone to the Auersperg Palace, which reveals the rich heritage that Ljubljana and its surroundings offer.

1. July 2019
City Museum of Ljubljana

This year’s winner of the 26th edition of the Tour of Slovenia will also receive a trophy in the shape of the 5200 years old wooden when with an axle, which was found in the Ljubljana Marshes and is now exhibited at the City Museum of Ljubljana. The race’s organisers decided for a novelty this year, as all previous winners in the 25-year history of the Tour of Slovenia will be engraved on the backside of the trophy.

21. June 2019
City Museum of Ljubljana

On Museums on a Summer Night, we are opening our doors for visitors.

10. June 2019
City Museum of Ljubljana

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.


Andrej Peunik/MGML
Andrej Peunik/MGML

Location

City Museum of Ljubljana

Gosposka 15
1000 Ljubljana

Contact

Information and reservations:
T: +386 1 2412 500
T: +386 1 2412 506
E- mail: info@mgml.si, prijava@mgml.si

Opening hours

Tuesday–Sunday: 10.00–18.00
Thursday: 10.00–21.00
Mondays, 1 January, 1 November and 25 December: Closed


Tickets

Adults: 6 € / Reduced: 4 €
Family ticket: 14 €
ICOM, PRESS; SMD: Free entry

Tickets for the ICONS exhibition:
Adults: 8 € / Reduced: 6 €
Family ticket: 18 €