Ljubljana
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Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
Cankarjeva spominska soba © Dragan Arrigler

Cankarjev vrh 1 na Rožniku
SI - 1000 Ljubljana

Appointments and information:
T: +386 1 24 12 506
E-mail: info@mgml.si

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

Ivan Cankar's Memorial is closed in winter time (from November until April). Open in Summer:

Opening hours 27 April–5 May 2019:
Tuesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Opening hours from 10 May until 15 October 2019:
Fridays: 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Free entrance!

Ivan Cankar Memorial Room

27. 4. 2019–31. 10. 2019

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.

Ivan Cankar lived on Rožnik Hill from 1910 to 1917. It is here that he created some of his most renowned works, such as the essay Bela krizantema (White Chrysanthemum) and a collection of short stories entitled Podobe iz sanj (Images from a Dream). His admirers would visit him there, getting to know him, and he was especially fond of talking to young people. In 1912, the poet Oton Župančič and the painter Rihard Jakopič came to visit Cankar on Rožnik Hill and stayed there for a while.

To preserve the memory of the great Slovenian writer, in 1948 the City Museum of Ljubljana arranged his memorial room at Rožnik Hill. The same year also saw the peak of Rožnik being renamed Cankarjev vrh (Cankar’s peak). The room contains some of Cankar’s personal objects such as his wallet, tie, visiting card and a permanent ticket for the Jakopič Pavilion. The furniture in the room dates back to the early 20th century and illustrates life at that time.

A virtual guide to the Ivan Cankar Memorial Room

Cankarjev vrh 1 na Rožniku SI - 1000 Ljubljana Appointments and information: T: +386 1 24 12 506 E-mail: info@mgml.si

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

Ivan Cankar's Memorial is closed in winter time (from November until April). Open in Summer:

Opening hours 27 April–5 May 2019:
Tuesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Opening hours from 10 May until 15 October 2019:
Fridays: 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Free entrance!