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Culture and tradition – our museums and other cultural monuments
Have you already visited all these museums, castles, galleries and cultural monuments?
Museum of Gorenjska (Kranj, Bohinj)
The Gorenjska museum is a meeting place for people who know how to find those common elements that connect us to other nations and cultures in our preserved heritage and are also able to distinguish those treasures that are completely our own. Among our friends, we count children who enjoy our workshops and renowned experts that help us co-create the picture of Gorenjska’s past, as well as all the curious visitors in between these two extremes – but of course you are also most welcome to explore with us! Visit for example:
Franja partizan hospital (Cerkno)
The Franja Partisan Hospital is a cultural monument of national importance, is on the UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage and bears the European Heritage Label. Despite the loss of authentic tangible heritage, it has remained a symbol of international alliance and resistance, and above all a precious reminder of humanity, nobleness, and comradeship.
While visiting the Franja Partisan Hospital you can also have a look at the Partisan Printing Works, where you can print a special souvenir leaflet in an old printing machine! Interested? Read more about the Partisan Printing Works here >>
Gewerkenegg castle - Museum Idrija
Dominating over the old town, Idrija's castle has preserved its historical name, Gewerkenegg, which in German means mine castle. It was built in the period from 1522-1533 for the needs of the mercury mine. Initially used to store wheat and mercury, the castle was later occupied by the mine administration for more than 400 years. Over the centuries, it has also housed various offices, schools and residents. In the mid 18th century, the Renaissance castle complex with its three round corner towers and single front tower was renovated in baroque style and painted with decorative frescoes. Its present-day appearance dates back to the first half of the 1990's. Today, the castle is used for museum activities, the music school and, to a smaller extent, restaurants and shops.
The coal minig museum of Slovenia (Velenje)
Take the elevator down into the bowels of the award-winning underground museum in Velenje. With the help of light and sound effects, a real miner's lunch, a mining cart ride and the miners' “Good luck!” call, you will venture into the past and truly get to explore the profession of a miner. You will smell the coal and wood, admire the gigantic machines and laugh at the miners' jokes. The museum is also accessible to wheelchairs.
Most of the permanent exhibition in the Museum of Kobarid is aimed at the events in the mountainous northern part of the Soča front and the detailed presentation of material about the famous Battle of Kobarid – the 12. Battle of the Soča front on 24 October 1917, in which the German and Austro-Hungarian divisions pushed the Italian opponents all the way to the Piave river. These events finally put the names “KOBARID, CAPORETTO, KARFREIT” forever on a map.
Grgur ethnological museum (Sežana)
What you can expect to see:
- more than 500 artifacts from the rich history of the Grgur family living in the Karst region,
- well preserved tools, which were used for carpentry, stonemasonry, milk production, weaving and dressmaking,
- a special treat: a wooden decorative house, wickerwork and porcelain plates.
Cerkno museum (Cerkno)
The Cerkno region is a small link in the chain of Slovenia's prealpine foothills. Though removed from large centers and events, it nevertheless takes pride in a history lasting several thousand years. The Cerkno Museum is the only institution that is integrally studying the rich heritage of this region. With its collections, exhibitions and other activities, the museum is enabling visitors to recognize the cultural identity of the Cerkno region. By continuously developing and broadening its activities, the museum is significantly co-creating the cultural happenings in this area.
Besides the temporary exhibitions, which the museum is organizing in accordance with its yearly work program, also two permanent exhibitions can be found in the Cerkno Museum.
The collections in the Ptuj – Ormož Regional Museum can be found at several locations:
- on the castle,
- in the former Dominican monastery,
- on the right bank of the river Drava and
- in the building of the former town prison.
The exhibition shows the rich history of the Idrija lace, which is written with a thread. At the same time the exhibition does not want to be stuck in the past and present only the Idrija lace like it once was, but also wants to show the visitors the more modern site of the lace.
Here you can for example have a look at:
- the most extensive collection of Spacals creativity,
- an authentic Karst House and
- the wonderful Ferrari garden.
In case you would have questions or you want to know more about these cultural monuments, send an INQUIRY directly to the museums, galleries or castles!