metelkovaMuseum Quarter Metelkova
(Maistrova 1)

Phone: +386 1 230 70 30
Fax: +386 1 241 44 22
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From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm
Mondays closed

On December 24 and 31, the museum is open from 10 am to 1 pm

January 1, May 1, November 1, December 25

The new venue of the National Museum of Slovenia (besides the main 1888 museum building with the permanent exhibition focused on the earliest history, situated on Prešeren street next to the Parliament building) is housed in the ex-barracks complex on Metelkova street, not far from the main Ljubljana railway station and the Clinical Center. The transformation of the one-hundred-year-old barracks complex, comprising the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Slovenian Cinemateque and the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, was designed by the local Architectural Bureau Groleger and Miroslav Kvas. In the glass-clad extension the National Museum building (with nearly 4000 square meters space) has an underground storage and a string of restoration workshops as well as a lecture room, while the exhibition galleries are on the ground floor (for temporary exhibitions and displays) and on the first and the second floors the permanent exhibition History and Arts Collections.


  National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova and Prešernova
Adults €6 €8,5
Retired/Pensioners €4 €6
Students €4 €6
Family €12 €17
School groups €4 €6
Groups of more than 10 €4 €6
Guided tours in Slovene €15 (fixed price; valid also for individual guide)  
Guided tours in English €20 (fixed price; valid also for individual guide)


Free  admission for pre-school children, journalists, members of the Slovenian Museum Society, and members of ICOM. Members of Slovenian and international professional associations are granted a 50% discount.

Free admission to the museum each first Sunday in the month!

All floors are accessible by wheelchairs and prams.

Photographing of exhibitions and exhibits for personal needs is allowed only without flash and tripod. Filming and photographing with intention of further publication of photographs is allowed only with preliminary written permission of administration.

Guided tours can be given in Slovene language and several foreign languages. Reservations for guided tours can be made by telephone, at least 5 days in advance. A charge is made for the tour. Reservations and information: Every working day between 8 am and 4 pm, by telephone +386 1 241 44 39, or by e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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