2018 is Cankar’s Year
Ivan Cankar
19. 6. 2018–28. 2. 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 work. The central exhibition project of the jubilee are two simultaneous exhibitions dedicated to Cankar, one at the Cankarjev dom and the other at the City Museum of Ljubljana.
From the Treasury of the City Museum of Ljubljana
AUREA CRUX. The sacred and myth in Langobard gold
5. 6. 2018–30. 9. 2018
The six Lombard crosses on exhibition, made of thin gold sheet, are presented to the public for the first time following the excavation of a large burial site in 2012 and restoration under the aegis of the National Archaeological Museum of Cividale del Friuli. Cividale was in fact the capital of the first of the thirty-five duchies established by the Lombards throughout the Italian peninsula, in this way laying the foundations for one of the most important chapters of European history.
Archaeological park Emona
Permanent exhibition
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. 
Wedding present. Furniture designed by Zoran Didek. From the collection of the City Museum of Ljubljana
19. 5. 2018–23. 9. 2018
This exhibition showcases the early design work of Zoran Didek, in particular the living room furniture designed by Didek for his cousin Ana (also “Anica”) Jančigaj. The furniture that had been given to her by her family as a wedding present was acquired by the City Museum of Ljubljana in 2017.
Ljubljana is space, events, time. The history are facts and the narrative that have created our present. The city is dwellers, life, changes.
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?
Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
27. 4. 2018–31. 10. 2018
Ivan Cankar, a Slovenian author, playwright and essayist born in 1876 in Vrhnika, spent a few years of his life in Ljubljana. Having returned from Vienna to Ljubljana, he established himself on Rožnik Hill which today forms part of the Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski hrib landscape park.
Oton Župančič Memorial Collection
Permanent exhibition
The atmosphere of Župančič's rooms, his artistic work, and the objects accompanying him tell a story of both the artist and his time. Župančič’s literary oeuvre, in whose framework his last collection of poems Zimzelen pod snegom (The Evergreen beneath the Snow, 1945) is specially emphasised, encourages visitors to read the artist’s poems.
Tobacco Museum
Permanent exhibition
The Tobacco Museum – a collection of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana and Tobačna Ljubljana – emerged 20 years ago from close co-operation between the tobacco factory and the City Museum of Ljubljana.

Past exhibitions

Fotografska razstava
Art Nouveau valovanje: arhitekturna dediščina v Podonavju
7. 7. 2018–25. 7. 2018
Urbanistični inštitut Republike Slovenije in Mestni muzej Ljubljana vabita na razstavo Art Nouveau valovanje: arhitekturna dediščina v Podonavju v atrij Mestnega muzeja Ljubljana. 
A tombstone of a veteran of Legio XV ApollinarisFrom the Treasury of the City Museum of Ljubljana
13. 4. 2018–3. 6. 2018
The tombstone from arcaeological research on Gosposvetska street brings new findings of the first generation of settlers in the Roman city of Iulia Emona.
Sealed medallion containing an incantation
1. 1. 2018–31. 3. 2018
Among the numerous archaeological discoveries on the site of the Church of St. Peter, in Njegoševa Street, a bronze medallion made from two thin bronze plates and an engraved shallow figural relief, attracted special attention from researches. Within the medallion, conservators discovered a folded piece of paper, which proved to be a protective text against curses. Are you curious what it says? Find out in the Treasury of the City Museum of Ljubljana.
New Acquisitions 2017
12. 12. 2017–8. 2. 2018
It is 110 years since the City of Ljubljana began assembling its art collection with the purchase of its first oil painting. To mark this important anniversary, the two artworks acquired this year are being put on display, along with a number of donated works. 
Medieval Ljubljana
14. 11. 2017–2. 5. 2018
Remarkable discoveries, shifting the beginnings of medieval Ljubljana back to circa 1000 AD.
Art works salvaged from the fire-damaged Zalog Mansion
Hic procul a curis / This is far from the cares
13. 6. 2017–15. 10. 2017
By showcasing traces of the former splendour of Zalog Mansion, this exhibition presents the building’s Baroque renovation undertaken by Count Orfeo Strassoldo and carried out by renowned artists of that time, including the fresco painter Franc Jelovšek (1725), the sculptor Angelo Putti (c. 1712) and the architect Carlo Martinuzzi (1709–1713). Together they created one of the most beautiful secular Baroque total works of art in what is today Slovenia.