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National Museum of Slovenia
Ranked #62 of 207 things to do in Ljubljana
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest and the largest museum institutions in Slovenia. It was founded in 1821. The museum palace in the very centre of Ljubljana was built in 1888 and was the first building in Slovenia assigned exclusively to culture. The permanent archaeological exhibition reveals the unique past of Slovenia. Among other great exhibits you can see the earliest musical instrument in the world, the 60,000-year-old Neanderthal flute as well as the situla from Vace.
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Museum is of pre-history up to maybe the 10th century with a lapiadarium.
Good displays & info. Did enjoy the video on Roman sling slot making & trials.
However it's not really my thing, much prefer post 17th century and if I'd realised the content wouldn't have come (my fault).

Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

As visiting museums is part of my job (as a museum auditor) I perhaps look at other things than normal visitors even when I'm on holiday as now. I first visited the permanent exhibition and it is 4 out of 5. I've read other stats saying it was too little on display. That surprises me as the collection is well displayed sometimes actually too much objects in the vitrines. Less is sometimes better for the story than 1000 of the same... It is well written with information/maps in both Slovenian and English, also films have English subtitles. Displays and rooms are light and clean. Routing / time line is easy to follow. The Roman Lapidarium is an excellent study collection. Only I can understand families complains as it is too little hands-on /interactive things for children. It is perhaps too focused on adults/students.
But if I gave the permanent display 4 I would give the temporary exhibition Archeomuzika 6!
What a joy to experience - with a childish smile beating the sounding rocks with antler clubs (yeah this is ROCK & roll) to hear different sounds ringing out and realise that music instruments all over Europe (and world) have much common. Chapeau to the makers of this traveling exhibition which is the result of the The European Music Archaeology Project. I truly think of coming back or revisit it at another venue. ARHEOMUZIKA- the sounds and music of ancient Europe is on display in Ljubljana until 24th of September 2017.

1  Thank Bonnie N
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

It was an excellent spent Saturday evening for us two young people. At evening there is only few people so you can be more relaxed and see things in peace and quiet. We had an excellent tour guide, student, named Blaž, who took his time to tell us even more that is written on posters.
We learned a lot about Slovenian history, but mostly we were impressed by kind people that work there (Blaž, Anteja...). Unfortunately the other museum of Nature was closed, so we will definetly return.

Thank Kaja M
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Had an excelent tour guide Blaz, who demonstrated a lot of knowledge. Lots of interesting stuff there:)
The girl behind the cashier box (Anteja) also very kind:)
will come back again for sure!

Thank Roman B
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

In fact, these are 2 museums in the same building: National Museum of Slovenia, and the Natural Museum. You may visit both within an hour. Nice Roman gold coins, a lot of archaeological artefacts, some animations for children, plus a full mammoth skeleton. In just few words, it is not a 'must see', rather a filler for a rainy afternoon.

Thank pjk226
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