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Plečnik House with a permanent 'Plečnik' exhibition
© Matevž Paternoster/MGML

Plečnik House

Karunova 4–6
1000 Ljubljana



T +386 1 280 16 04 (reception)
T +386 1 241 25 06
E prijava@mgml.si

Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00–18:00
Monday: Closed
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 10:00–14:00

Visits of the original Plečnik’s home are only possible with a guided tour that begines every full hour. You can make reservation of your guided tour on plecnik@mgml.si or on +386 1 280 16 04.


Visiting the Plečnik House (price includes permanent exhibition Plečnik and a guided tour of Plečnik's home)
Adults: 6 €
Students: 4 €
Children: 4 €
Adults over the age of 60: 4 €
Families: 14 €
Unemployed visitors: 4 €
Visitors with disabilities: 4 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission

Visiting the Plečnik House with a prior reservation
Groups of up to 4 persons: 30 €
Groups of over 4 persons: 7 €/person, reduced 5 €/person

Visiting the permanent exhibition Plečnik
Adults: 4 €
Students: 2,5 €
Children: 2,5 €
Adults over the age of 60: 2,5 €
Families: 10 €
Unemployed visitors: 2,5 €
Visitors with disabilities: 2,5 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission


a pearl of Slovenian cultural heritage of 20th century

Plečnik House with a permanent 'Plečnik' exhibition

Permanent exhibition

“A tower, a mule, me and the garden” – that is how Jože Plečnik imagined his life when he didn’t know yet that after Vienna and Prague his native Ljubljana would be his lifetime’s environment for his creative work.

He didn’t have a mule, but the house in Trnovo where he moved into in 1921 soon got a tower – a cylindrical annexe with two round rooms on two storeys. After having bought the neighbouring houses, Plečnik added a garden to his home and later also an original winter garden as devised by the architect who left his mark on Vienna, Prague and Ljubljana in the first half of the twentieth century. Among the more interesting rooms are his studio, with desks bearing numerous instruments, plans and models; the spartan-looking bathroom complete with ingenious wood-heated shower; the small reception room, where he would receive friends and colleagues (note the stove with its built-in copper kettle); and the kitchen, containing his special chair that enabled him to eat and work at the same time. Having browsed around the house, it's hard to reconcile such a modest man with the grand structures that have left such an indelible mark on this city. 

PLEČNIK – A NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION 

A novelty in the renovated Plečnik House is a permanent exhibition prepared by Ana Porok, the Plečnik collection’s curator at the Museum & Galleries of Ljubljana, who was assisted by her colleagues. In terms of content, the exhibition is divided into two parts, the architect’s works in Vienna, Prague and particularly Ljubljana, and his private life. In the entrance hall, the visitor comes to know Plečnik’s biography, the key events in his life and work, his contemporaries and the buildings of his time. Then two critical places of his creative work are presented – Vienna with Zacherl House and Prague with Prague Castle. The largest room is dedicated to presenting Plečnik’s works in Ljubljana; a model of Ljubljana highlighting Plečnik’s urban prospects and buildings. Some original designs are placed in the drawers of the base carrying the model and digital screens are located next to the model to allow for more detailed searches. A selection of Plečnik’s great projects in Ljubljana is presented on the walls: the Žale cemetery, the National and University Library, and the Main Market. In the following small room, Plečnik’s unrealised visions of Ljubljana are presented where special attention is paid to the Cathedral of Freedom, the architect’s vision of the Slovenian Parliament. The final exhibition space on the ground floor is the so-called Urška’s room where Plečnik’s housekeeper Urška Luzar lived during his lifetime. Plečnik’s personal world is put on display in here – his family and origin, his years of study, his contemporaries and his students. His personal photographs and items, awards, photographs and some objects Plečnik designed are shown here.

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The book "Hiša Plečnik House: on the centenary of the purchase of the house at 4 Karunova street in the year of Plečnik House's comprehensive renovation (1915–2015)" offers a comprehensive ...

© Tone Stojko
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Plečnik House renovation 2013–2015

Plečnik House

Karunova 4–6
1000 Ljubljana



T +386 1 280 16 04 (reception)
T +386 1 241 25 06
E prijava@mgml.si

Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00–18:00
Monday: Closed
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 10:00–14:00

Visits of the original Plečnik’s home are only possible with a guided tour that begines every full hour. You can make reservation of your guided tour on plecnik@mgml.si or on +386 1 280 16 04.


Visiting the Plečnik House (price includes permanent exhibition Plečnik and a guided tour of Plečnik's home)
Adults: 6 €
Students: 4 €
Children: 4 €
Adults over the age of 60: 4 €
Families: 14 €
Unemployed visitors: 4 €
Visitors with disabilities: 4 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission

Visiting the Plečnik House with a prior reservation
Groups of up to 4 persons: 30 €
Groups of over 4 persons: 7 €/person, reduced 5 €/person

Visiting the permanent exhibition Plečnik
Adults: 4 €
Students: 2,5 €
Children: 2,5 €
Adults over the age of 60: 2,5 €
Families: 10 €
Unemployed visitors: 2,5 €
Visitors with disabilities: 2,5 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission


News

All locations of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana are closed for ALL VISITORS until further notice.

13. March 2020

In November 2019, the Vitra Design Museum publishes the »Atlas of Furniture Design«, a new comprehensive overview on the history of modern furniture design.

25. February 2020
Plečnik House

Coming from the architect Andrej Lodrant, the Plečnik House received a precious gift – an authentic drawing tool from the maestro Jože Plečnik.

18. December 2019
Plečnik House

During the summer months of July and August, the Plečnik House will switch to its summer opening hours. This means that we will be also welcoming visitors on Mondays! We invite you to the house in which Plečnik's Ljubljana was created!

24. June 2019
Plečnik House

On Museums on a Summer Night, we are opening our doors for visitors.

10. June 2019
City Museum of Ljubljana

Events

Wed
10
Apr 2019
Lecture
6 p.m.–7 p.m.
Plečnik House
The Missing Parliament Building: Jože Plečnik and Prague’s Panorama in the First Czechoslovak Republic, lecture
Cahtleen M. Giustino, Mills Carter Professor of History at Auburn University, USA, is arriving in Ljubljana from Prague. Her lecture at the Plečnik House will be focused on the time of the First Czechoslovak Republic and on Plečnik's role in the efforts for the construction of a national parliament.
Wed
6
Dec 2017
Presentation
noon–1 p.m.
Plečnik House
Plečnik's Architecture in Ljubljana, new book presentation
With Plečnik Year 2017 coming to its end, we are inviting you to the presentation of the Plečnik's Architecture in Ljubljana, the newest book on Plečnik, at the Plečnik House. The book was written by the architect and Plečnik connoisseur Andrej Hrausky.
Sat
17
Jun 2017
Doors Open Days
10 a.m.
Plečnik House
Museum Summer Night 2017 at Plečnik House
Oh, the might of the night… pay a visit to the Plečnik for the Museum Summer Night 2017. The doors of the architect’s home will stay open from 10 a.m. and all the way till midnight.
Thu
18
May 2017
Doors Open Days
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Plečnik House
International Museum Day 2017 at the Plečnik House
For the International Museum Day, celebrated globally by museums on 18 May, the Plečnik House is opening its' doors with an all day free entry. Read further to find out what is in store for you on this day, and how to guarantee a spot for a visit to Plečnik's authentically preserved home.

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