The National Museum of Slovenia (Slovene: Narodni muzej Slovenije) is located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is located in the Center district of the city near Tivoli City Park. Along with the Slovenian Museum of Natural History, located in the same building, the National Museum of Slovenia is the country's oldest scientific and cultural institution. The museum has an extensive collection of archaeological artefacts, old coins and banknotes (in the numismatics department on the ground floor) and displays related to the applied arts. In 2021 it's been given the golden Order for Exceptional Merits by the president of Slovenia, Borut Pahor.
The museum was founded in 1821 as the "Estate Museum of Carniola" (German: Krainisch Ständisches Museum). Five years later, the Austrian Emperor Francis I decided to personally sponsor the museum and ordered its renaming to "Provincial Museum of Carniola". In 1882, the museum was renamed to "Provincial Museum of Carniola - Rudolfinum" in honour of the Crown Prince Rudolph.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Philip Schade | Jul 15, 2018
The staff was very friendly and helpful but the museum itself is a bit Rusty and lacking in resources. You can tell the impressive building is falling apart and needs maintenance here and there. It is cheap though and quite education if you have time to kill. You can buy a combined ticket with the National Museum of Slovenia for € 8,50.
Maja Geeves | Apr 9, 2018
Lovely museum to spend an hour or two in. Plenty of information on exhibits as well as some quite fascinating interactive games to help understand things more easily. Interesting for both young and old. Not too pricey either. €17 for a family ticket for both the National History and the National museums which are located in the same building.
Neven Mazić | Feb 2, 2018
An amazing, small natural history museum! You will love spending 1 and a half to 2 hours in this beautiful little museum. It's filled with amazing lifelike replicas of living and extinct animals and there are a lot of cute little educational games you can play. I was actually a little confused since I saw pictures of dinosaurs online but there were no dinosaurs replicas when I went. Maybe they have temporary exhibitions. I can't express how fascinated I was with the quality of the animal replicas and exhibitions. A must visit!
Luka Kobe | Jun 25, 2018
The kids love the mammoth skeleton. The tickets are cheap for what it offers.
Christopher Ellis | Jul 2, 2018
Has some fascinating minerals, a fine bird collection, and a herptarium!
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