A major exhibition about the achievements of the Early Modern Period in Ljubljana
BOOK. KNOWLEDGE. REASON.From Protestantism to Enlightenment (1500–1800)
14. 11. 2019–30. 8. 2020

Our annual exhibition Book. Knowledge. Reason. presents the processes and events that encouraged and fostered the cultural and spiritual development in Ljubljana from the end ...

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!
The history of the exploration of Emona goes back several centuries and is full of thrills and exciting finds, of things forgotten and rediscovered.
The first major excavations of Emona Archaeology from a historical perspective
17. 12. 2019–23. 2. 2020
Major restoration works carried out in Ljubljana over the last two decades, along with the rescue excavations that accompanied them, have again put Emona, our capital’s Roman predecessor, in the spotlight. Once more we have seen that almost everywhere in Ljubljana we have Roman remains beneath our feet.
Slikar Andrej Herrlein (okoli 1739–1817) je bil pomemben ljubljanski portretist srednjega sloja meščanov.
Poznobaročni slikar Herrlein
25. 3. 2020–8. 9. 2020
Mestni muzej Ljubljana hrani obsežno zbirko portretov, ki so delo Andreja Herrleina.
Sodobni ples v stoletju gibanj
Desha Podgoršek Delteil
1. 10. 2020–28. 2. 2021
Desha Podgoršek Delteil (1899–1984) se je rodila na Križevniški ulici v Ljubljani, končala licej, potem pa ob koncu 1. svetovne vojne z družino emigrirala v ZDA. Postala je plesalka in model številnim fotografom (Nickolas Muray) in kiparkam (Harriet Whitney Frishmuth).


Honouring the bearers of the units Bobbin lace-making in Slovenia and the Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques, which were both inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

4. September 2019
City Museum of Ljubljana

On Saturday 27 July, a new supplement began to be published in the Primorski dnevnik newspaper, namely the 'Memories and dreams of Kristina B., Ljubljana 1941–1945'. The graphic novel was created by Blaž Vurnik, PhD, historian and curator of modern history at the City Museum of Ljubljana, and the renowned Slovenian comic book author Zoran Smiljanić.

31. July 2019
City Museum of Ljubljana

Being familiar with the culture of others enriches our own cultural space.

19. July 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


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: 14 €
ICOM, PRESS; SMD: Free entry