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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 plecniki@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: 8 €
Students: 6 €
Children: 6 €
Adults over the age of 60: 6 €
Families: 18 €
Unemployed visitors: 6 €
Visitors with disabilities: 6 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission

Guided tours for private groups of more than 7 visitors need to be booked at least 5 working days in advance.

Visiting the Plečnik House with a prior reservation
Groups of up to 4 persons: 38 €
Groups of over 4 persons: 9 €/person, reduced 7 €/person

Visiting the permanent exhibition Plečnik
Adults: 5 €
Students: 3 €
Children: 3 €
Adults over the age of 60: 3 €
Families: 12 €
Unemployed visitors: 3 €
Visitors with disabilities: 3 €
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.

Plečnik. Vodnik po stalni razstavi v Plečnikovi hiši

Ob stoletnici naselitve arhitekta Jožeta Plečnika v njegov dom v Trnovem, ki smo jo obeležili v oktobru 2021, je izšel vodnik po stalni razstavi v Plečnikovi hiši.

Hiša Plečnik House

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 plecniki@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: 8 €
Students: 6 €
Children: 6 €
Adults over the age of 60: 6 €
Families: 18 €
Unemployed visitors: 6 €
Visitors with disabilities: 6 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission

Guided tours for private groups of more than 7 visitors need to be booked at least 5 working days in advance.

Visiting the Plečnik House with a prior reservation
Groups of up to 4 persons: 38 €
Groups of over 4 persons: 9 €/person, reduced 7 €/person

Visiting the permanent exhibition Plečnik
Adults: 5 €
Students: 3 €
Children: 3 €
Adults over the age of 60: 3 €
Families: 12 €
Unemployed visitors: 3 €
Visitors with disabilities: 3 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission

News

On Sunday and Tuesday, 6 and 8 November, Plečnik House is exceptionally closed to visitors

This Sunday and next Tuesday, 6 and 8 November, Plečnik House will be exceptionally closed to visitors due to the preparation of the exhibition 'I am only the housekeeper, but I don't know...'. Thank you for your understanding.

4. November 2022
Plečnik House
October marks a 100 years since Plečnik settled in his house in Trnovo

After decades of living abroad, Jože Plečnik moved back to his home city of Ljubljana in autumn of 1921. The reason was his new position as professor at the newly established Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Ljubljana. There he imbued his students with knowledge until the last months of his life.

7. October 2021
Plečnik House
Spend a Summer Day at the Plečnik House

Peek into the creative world of the architect Jože Plečnik, enjoy a good book in the large garden, or embark on a unique architectural adventure for the whole family … This summer experience the oasis of peace and tranquillity just as our greatest architect did!

8. July 2021
Plečnik House
A Step Closer to the Inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List

ICOMOS advises the UNESCO World Heritage Committee the inscription of all the nominated works by the architect Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana on the World Heritage List.

9. June 2021
Plečnik House
Library Under the Treetops Once Again Came to Life in Plečnik's Garden

A bit hidden, but so much the sweeter.

28. May 2021
Plečnik House

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