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Plečnik House with a permanent 'Plečnik' exhibition
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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

Visiting the Plečnik House (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: 12 €
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

*Visits of the original Plečnik’s home are only possible with a guided tour.*

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

Visiting the Plečnik House (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: 12 €
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

*Visits of the original Plečnik’s home are only possible with a guided tour.*

News

The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were announced today, 15 May 2018, by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage network. The 29 laureates from 17 countries have been recognised for their impressive accomplishments in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. Among this year’s winners is the Plečnik House, Slovenia!

15. May 2018
Plečnik House

With Plečnik's Year 2017 coming to its end, the Plečnik House in Ljubljana presented the newest addition among the publications concentrating on Plečnik's work – Plečnik's Architecture in Ljubljana. The book, written by Andrej Hrausky, an architect who already authored several books and is a connoisseur of Plečnik's work, brings a comprehensive overview of Plečnik's oeuvre in the Slovenian capital. According to the author, the book’s goal was mainly to, “explain Plečnik’s architecture – how to view it, observe it, and understand it”.

6. December 2017
Plečnik House

The monograph titled Eternal Architect: The Life and Life of Jože Plečnik, Modernist Mystic is a new and welcomed book addition to the Plečnik Year 2017. The book, which is an important contribution to the studies of Plečnik's oeuvre, is a work of Noah Charney, PhD, an American author who lives and works in Slovenia. Eternal Architect is a joint effort of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana and the Totaliteta Publishing House.

19. June 2017
Plečnik House

On this day, 23 January 1872, architect Jože Plečnik was born in Ljubljana. "He was an idealist and he measured the present with a measuring stick of the past, he was conservative and saw his role models in the past, and perhaps that is why he managed to establish the firm discipline that is needed for any path to the future," Edvard Ravnikar, his student and a central Slovenian architect after Plečnik, appraised Plečnik’s creative principle.

23. January 2017
Plečnik House

"At this hour we say our final goodbye to a role model, an educator, master, and, finally, a fighter. We are taking responsibility for the bright character of a creator and for the principles of his timeless work," architect Vladimir Mušič thus ended his eulogy at the funeral of Jože Plečnik, in the name of all the professor's students. In 2017, we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death on 7 January, and on 23rd January also the 145th anniversary of the birth of this great Slovenian architect that left an indelible mark on Vienna, Prague and, most of all, his Ljubljana.

6. January 2017
Plečnik House

Events

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.
Wed
8
Feb 2017
Doors Open Days, Guided tour
10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Plečnik House
Visit the Plečnik House for Prešeren Day 2017
Spend Wednesday 8 February at the Plečnik House and visit the permanent exhibition Plečnik, dedicated to the architect’s life and work. Do not miss the temporary exhibition Plečnik on Brioni, and the unique and authentically preserved Plečnik’s home. Reserve a spot on one of the guided tours of the house on prijava@mgml.si. The museum opens at 10.00 am and closes at 9.00 pm.