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Why visit the National Museum of Slovenia?

Many visitors to Ljubljana enjoy browsing its vast museums. The most prominent attraction in this category is the National Museum of Slovenia. It is near the center of the city and features separate departments on two different streets. The main building was constructed over 130 years ago. This archive showcases many objects from ancient times.

The National Museum contains numerous Iron Age and Stone Age artifacts. For example, visitors can see a mummy from Egypt or a flute that was used by Neanderthals. There are also items that were left behind by Slovenia’s Roman rulers over 1,900 years ago. They include paintings, sculptures and a statue.


Additionally, the museum features over 200 Roman monuments that made out of stone. They can be found in the courtyard and the first floor. These monuments were built between 1 and 400 A.D. The artifacts were discovered in various parts of Slovenia, including Dolenjska, Trojane, Zasavje and Ljubljana. The Slovenian capital was called Emona under Roman rule.


This popular attraction also draws visitors who take an interest in art. The museum contains exhibits of Slovenian artwork from the past 500 years. It focuses on the more practical forms of art, such as crafts, decorations and industrial designs. More than 2,500 artifacts can be found in this section. More art can be found in the National Gallery, not far from the Museum.

The applied art exhibition covers a wide variety of artistic styles. They range from Baroque and Gothic to modernism and art deco. The items also come from a range of locations throughout the country. These exhibits provide people with an opportunity to see how Slovenian art has evolved over the centuries.


The National Museum of Slovenia remains open throughout the week. It closes on New Year’s Day, May 1st Day and Christmas. It is possible to purchase a ticket for one or both departments. Reporters, disabled people and young children do not pay admission. Ljubljana is also home to natural history, technical, art and other museums.