2018 is Cankar’s Year
Ivan Cankar
19. 6. 2018–7. 4. 2019

2018 is Cankar’s Year with which we are commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the death of our greatest writer, and his rich body of ...

Find your own favourite period in Ljubljana’s history!
Ljubljana. History. City.
Permanent exhibition
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!
Was Elza Kastl Obereigner the first Slovenian female sculptor?
Elza Kastl Obereigner (1884–1973), a sculptor and painter
11. 10. 2018–10. 3. 2019
Elza Kastl Obereigner was once known as "slovenian last miniaturist". Now we are presenting her oeuvre in sculpture.
Edinstvena najdba otroškega sarkofaga na Gosposvetski cesti
Zlati nakit emonske deklice
7. 12. 2018–3. 2. 2019
V Zakladnici Mestnega muzeja Ljubljana tokrat le nekaj mesecev po odkritju, razstavljamo edinstveno najdbo iz kamnitega sarkofaga otroškega skeletnega pokopa. Sakofag datira v drugo tretjino 4. stoletja, med ostalinami emonske nekropole pa so ga arheologi odkrili pri nedavnih izkopavanjih na Gosposvetski cesti. Zlati in stekleni nakit po dragocenosti bistveno presega opremo ne samo ostalih grobov, temveč se najdba uvršča med pet najbogatejših pokopov tega poznorimskega pokopališkega kompleksa. O pokojnici žal ne vemo veliko: bila pa je visoka 115 cm, stara okrog 6 let, nakit, ki ga je ob pokopu nosila na sebi, pa priča, da je izhajala iz premožnejše emonske družine.


Recent archaeological excavations at Gosposvetska cesta comprised approximately 1360 hours of fieldwork. Around 1150 visitors were taken through the site in 66 guided tours.

12. July 2018
City Museum of Ljubljana

On Monday 18 June, two separate exhibitions on Ivan Cankar opened at different venues, one mainly literary, the other biographical. This relates nicely to the “urban legend” on Ivan Cankar and two carriages.

20. June 2018
City Museum of Ljubljana

In the Middle Ages, knights mostly belonged to the gentry. They served their feudal lord and in return for payment (or land) did military service and performed other tasks as well.

24. November 2017
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


City Museum of Ljubljana

Gosposka 15
1000 Ljubljana


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


Adults: 6 € / Reduced: 4 €
Family ticket: 12 €
ICOM, PRESS; SMD: Free entry