Summer at the City Museum of Ljubljana: In July and August you can also visit us on Mondays
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.
In July and August, the City Museum of Ljubljana can be visited every day of the week between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., while on Thursdays we are staying open until 9 p.m. What we offer:
- Permanent exhibition Ljubljana. History. City., which reveals the history of Slovenia's capital, its important geostrategic position and the extraordinary events from prehistory to the 20th century. The exhibition is proud to highlight local peculiarities, stories of its everyday past and the people who left their mark on our history.
- Temporary exhibition ICONS. Treasures from Russian Museums, a presentation of incredible world heritage – more than 80 Russian icons from the leading Russian museum. It presents a complete story of the motif and image of Theotokos (Mother of God), and the collective memory of the Orthodox East.
- Temporary exhibition Was ist Kunst Hugo Ball which, alongside the exhibition of Russian icons, which evaluates the visual meaning of icons and their influence on contemporary artistic concepts in its own special way.
- Temporary exhibition Honorary Citizens of Ljubljana, which presents the recipients of this honour and title as witnesses to the city’s history. With the help of biographic recordings regarding the recipients and from the argumentations made by city councils, mayors, and committees we can discern why these individuals deserved this special honour.
- Temporary exhibition (Un)discovered Archaeology of Ljubljana, which unveils the archaeological heritage with an urban environment. With the renovation of the city infrastructure, a project undertaken by the City of Ljubljana, numerous archaeological excavations are currently in process. Right now we are presenting fragments of heritage found underneath the streets of Gosposvetska, Slovenska, Prešernova and Erjavčeva, alongside the finds from Tribuna, Križanke, Dalmatinova, Vegova (KGBL), and the site in front of the University of Ljubljana.
- Temporary exhibition The Transparent Blue Glass Bowl, which also became the subject of an article in National Geographic Slovenia. The importance of this find was recognised by the NG editorial board in Washington, D.C., which published the report on American NG website.
After your visit to the City Museum of Ljubljana, make a stop in our museum shop, where you can treat yourself to something unique: jewellery, replicas, books, artisanship products, toys, ceramics, paper products. These are just some of the select products made by local designers and artisans. The shop also offers the full spectre of our own publishing, picture books for children, and books on the topic of our capital.
We would also invite you to visit the Café Stow, which will spoil you with their selection of prestigious coffees, wines, and beer in the fantastic environment where contemporary architecture meets the renovated Baroque palace.
This summer, we meet at the City Museum of Ljubljana!