Slovene Ethnographic Museum

  Metelkova 2      +386 (0)1 300 87 00     23 Mar 2023
The Slovene Ethnographic Museum (SEM), a museum 'about people, for people', prides itself as being the link between the past and the present, between our own and other cultures, between nature and civilisation. A central museum of ethnology, a museum of dialogue, open, active and hospitable with dedicated public services, the museum is located in an urban cultural centre and former military barracks in the Metelkova area, which have undergone complete restoration, and in the future will form the centre of Ljubljana's arts scene. Through two permanent exhibitions, diverse annual temporary exhibitions and other events, SEM presents and reports on the traditional culture of Slovenia and other cultures of the world in creative and imaginative ways. Find the entrance in the large square on the north side of the building.


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Open 10:00-18:00. Thu 10:00-20:00, Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission €6 adults, €3.00 reduced. Free admission the first Sunday of the month.

Events at this venue

Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun ; Wed 10:00-18:00; Thu 10:00-20:00
Between Nature and Culture
Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun ; Wed 10:00-18:00; Thu 10:00-20:00
Plečnik's Lectarija

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I visited the complex with Museums in Metelkova....it's a great combination of heritage and contemporary architecture itself....More particular the exhibition: I, myself and the others, in the Ethnographic Museum is worth visiting.If you have time, drink a coffee at the lovely garden of the museum.
Đurđica Grubišić

Smatram,da kdor pride v ta muzej najde nekaj zase.Prijetno me je presenetilo prijazno osebje in okolje.
Franc Kostric

Krasne in vedno aktualne razstave. Prijaznost zaposlenih.lp Franc
Yamada Jyousuke

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stefka ramovs

Nice events interesting exhibitions atractive for youngers and adults warm atmosphere..i prefer this museum and my students too
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