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Address: Bistra 6 | Borovnica, Ljubljana 1353, Slovenia
Phone Number: +386 1 750 66 70
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A place where technical heritage and nature tell many great stories…Behind...

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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Took a whole day! !

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 had to pop out to our motor home to walk our dog half way through... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 lake- habitat of wild ducks

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The museum is very interesting but we had time restrictions and filled up 2 hours easily Well worth the visit BUT...across the road is the guesthouse!! We were on Day 15 of the Europe Peace Walk (400 km in total) and had walked 9 km on the hard bitumen after wading through knee deep water for 300 metres We arrived.sweaty..backpacks..not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This museum doesn't get a very high rating on Ljubljana Interesting Places but it's not in Ljubljana so if one did not have a car, it would be more challenging to get to. There's a very reasonable admission charge. Then one starts (and finishes) in cars. There's an established route through the old Carthusian Monastery on lovely grounds well posted... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

The Cartusian monastery offers beautiful settings to one of the most interesting exhibitions in Slovenia. Foundec in 1220, houses Tito's private car collection and Tomos, Slovenian motorbike maker complete collection of motorcycles. Amongst other things.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Lovely setting and lots to see plus a nice restaurant opposite the entrance. Much used for weddings which provides some entetainment on Saturdays in summer

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

interesting museum in an old convent. I loved the castle like building and park even more! Nice place to spend some time in the nature. There is also a trail going to the woods just near the historical building. Watc out for stron springs, which are some of many Ljubljanica springs.

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indy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

This was our favorite museum in Slovenia (not site, museum). You can enjoy this museum on so many levels: historic, scientific, natural, artistic... Everything to do with Slovenian life over the centuries is present: how they lived, what they wore, what they drove, the tools they worked with, art, it's all here. We arrived at 10am and didn't leave until... More 

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Vrhnika, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very nice Techninal Museum near the Town of Vrhnika, but It is also close to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. It has a grat collection of old cars, that belonged to Josip Broz Tito, formerly President of Yugoslavia.

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Fumel, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

A real bonus was the local museum (opens at 8.0 am!) which was just across the courtyard form our hotel. We were told that we really must visit it and that we would enjoy it. Neither of us are into museums, but we went anyway. What a gem! A real MUST. Three euros for two lovely hours of nostalgia. Model... More 

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