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Slovene Ethnographic Museum

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Address: Metelkova ulica 2, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Phone Number: +386 1 300 87 00
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum is a museum "about people, for...

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum is a museum "about people, for people", a museum of cultural identities, a link between the past and the present, between traditional and modern culture, between our own and other cultures, between the natural environment and civilisation. It is a museum of dialogue, open, active and hospitable, dedicated to serving the public. It presents and reports on traditional culture as well as mass and pop culture in Slovenia and the diaspora, on non-European cultures, and on the material and intangible cultural heritage of both everyday and festive life.

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great for a rainy day

One of the most interesting museums in Ljubljana. It should be a must visit if you'd like to learn more about Slovenia....Check out contemporary exibitions....

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most interesting museums in Ljubljana. It should be a must visit if you'd like to learn more about Slovenia....Check out contemporary exibitions....

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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by here after reading about it in Rick Steves' book. The exhibits were interesting and well presented. They have an exhibit here that shows doors from all ages. Yes, doors! This was a fantastic exhibit! I consider the door exhibit a must see for folks who are fans of the unusual.

Thank clemsonman87
wizard of essex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We thought we would pop in here for 15 mins as it was included in our city pass. We stayed nearly 2 hours. It has four floors of relevant information regarding the culture of Slovenia and the surrounding countries. Not too heavy.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is, by far, my favorite museum we visited in Ljubljana. If you are on your Slovenian roots journey, this is an absolute must -- if not, it is still wonderful. Do pick up the audio guide from the desk. The artifacts on the top floor are fascinating -- including the implements of daily life (wooden fishing boat, ceramics, furniture,... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This modern museum next to Metelkova had something for everyone ( teen/ twenties/parents) - the history of Slovenia through a multicultural prism. Interesting (for us) to compare the Slovenian and Welsh cultures. Some fascinating parallels. Very interesting exhibits from all over the world. A light, spacious building. The helpful staff suggested that we took the lift to the top floor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this striking building after a visit to Metelkova and were intrigued by both the architecture and the exhibitions on offer. The helpful staff suggested we took the lift to the top floor and wind our way down, following the white line. Well curated and creatively laid out, it offered a feast of knowledge with graphic exuberance. If... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The top floor which shows exhibits from diverse cultures all around the world is worth going for alone. It is also labelled in Slovene and English. The rest of it which is more contemporary - and only labelled in Slovene - I walked through more quickly. It's definitely worth a visit though. We were there on a Saturday morning and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The top floor is particularly interesting with a display that is thoughtful and well -laid out. The temporary exhibition on doors was amazing.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Ljubljana is a city that swarms with tourists in the summer: and the hallmarks of the city are its ice cream vendors and bicyle-infested pedestrian zones, public squares and sidewalks. What isn't as well known, as evidenced by the huge numbers of tourists who stayed away from them in droves, is that Ljubljana has many first-rate museums that should be... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I had a great time in this museum. It has a lot to see, not just about Slovenia but other cultures. At the time there was a nice exposition about the indians around the world. Of course that some parts you will need to know slovene to understand, but for most part you have translactions in english or at least... More 

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