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Technical Museum of Slovenia

Bistra 6 | Borovnica, Ljubljana 1353, Slovenia
+386 1 750 66 70
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1/2 day trip

Nice place, quiet, all sorts of technical eqipment. Cultural and technical haritage is well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ana Š
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Postojna, Slovenia
via mobile
Interesting visit for family

Younger children will be fascinated by old cars, factory machinery and interactive displays. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Keee-eee
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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A place where technical heritage and nature tell many great stories…Behind the gates of a former Carthusian monastery you can find Slovenia’s largest museum – The Technical Museum of Slovenia. It is located in the most beautiful natural surroundings on the outskirts of Ljubljana. Several collections can be seen in the museum: from forestry, woodworking, hunting, fishing and agricultural departments, to textiles, printing, traffic and electrical engineering. The attention of most visitors is drawn towards the water-driven elements -the flour mill, blacksmith’s workshop, fulling mill and veneer sawmill. Road vehicle fans won’t be disappointed either. They can admire the oldest surviving car from Slovenia or enjoy the sight of the limousines that once belonged to President Tito, Premier of former Yugoslavia. Apart from the guided tour in Slovene, English, Italian and German languages through the museum collections, visitors can also attend several workshops and demonstrations, through which they can truly experience the technical spirit of the past. With prior arrangement, we can organize workshops and demonstrations for groups outside of our schedule. In addition to the permanent collection, you can also visit some temporary exhibitions. Museum’s opening hours:Tuesday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (July and August: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sundays and holidays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Mondays: closed.From 4th December until 1 March the museum is closed for visitors (except for groups announced in advance) due to unheated rooms.
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Bistra 6 | Borovnica, Ljubljana 1353, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, quiet, all sorts of technical eqipment. Cultural and technical haritage is well presented. It is very interesed for school kids, especially boys.

Thank Ana Š
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Younger children will be fascinated by old cars, factory machinery and interactive displays. The adults can enjoy the view of the occasional wedding and nice scenery.

Thank Keee-eee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bistra museum is one of the biggest in Slovenia. The museum is divided on many different areas (fishing, baking, cars, carpentry...). The most important and interesiting thing to see is an enourmous collection collection of old cars, motorcycles and bikes. The location of the...More

Thank Aljoša O
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We visited here with Demian Sem from Istranka Tours. We arrived first thing in the morning and made our way through the museum without too many other guests. The property is quite large with lots of buildings which are very well cared for. They are...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I have to admit one of the greatest museums in Slovenia and also in Europe. A lot of things to see inside amd also if it is hot you have nice park there to chill. River wich runs thru helps. Also when we were there...More

Thank Željko K
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Technical museum is opened again with fresh permanent and some temporary exhibitions. Interesting presentation is dedicated to Elan factory, mainly known with skis of all kinds. Rich permanent collection starts and ends with cars of all kinds. Farmers can admire tractors. You can join workers...More

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 7 January 2017

It is very nice museum in a wonderful environment. But this museum is NOT in Ljubljana , but about 20 kilometers to the south

1  Thank ismabera
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Bistra was an old Carthusian monastery with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Architecture and gardens near the sources of Ljubljanica are preserved. They need some repair and fresh paint but general impression is romantic. You will have opportunity to look at different collections, from sewing...More

1  Thank Miha P
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It was a rainy day, so we planned this visit, arriving at 11am thinking we would be there maybe 3 hours according to other reviews. We were one of the last to leave at 5pm, and still missed the last part of the exhibition. We...More

1  Thank kht1468
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very interesting tecnical museum with many diferent departments.:Wood, forest,different saws, animals, electricity( Tesla exams), sound, farm engines, oldtimers cars, president Titos cars,old bycicles, motors, textile, printing, mills.... Every year something new or changed. Musueum is in the castle BIstra sorounded with beautifull park an small...More

1  Thank meta r
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