Slovenski etnografski muzej

Dear visitors, dear heritage lovers, the Slovene Ethnographic Museum is again opened from Tuesday, 13 April January 2021 at 10.00 on. We are looking forward to your visit!

Upon your visit, you are kindly asked to follow the safety measures concerning Coronavirus:

  • Only healthy visitors are permitted to enter the museum.
  • Hygiene of cough and careful hand washing should be considered.
  • All visitors are requested to wear a mask.
  • Disinfection of hands is required before entering the museum.
  • Visitors should maintain adequate physical distance (2m) from each other during the visit.
  • It is necessary to follow the outlined route and the direction of the circular tour of the exhibition grounds.
  • If it is possible, use of the elevator is to be avoided.
  • Respect restriction of the number of visitors aloud to enter the museum at the same time.
  • The number of visitors to the museum is limited to 90 people.

Working hours:
Open: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00
Closed: Mondays
Free entrance every first Sunday of the Month.

Holiday opening hours:
27 April 2021 : OPEN 10.00 - 18.00
1 May 2021: CLOSED
2 May 2021: OPEN 10.00 - 18.00


Slovene Ethnographic museum, Metelkova ulica 2, 1000 Ljubljana, T: ++ 386 1/ 300 87 00 or ++ 386 1/ 300 87 45,
Open: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00. Closed: Mondays.


SEM Temporary Exhibitions

Branislava Sušnik
from 20.04.2021 to 01.06.2021
The Slovene Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana announces an exhibition about Dr Branislava Sušnik, a Slovene researcher in Paraguay. In both Slovenia and Paraguay, the year 2020 is dedicated to the...
from 06.12.2019 to 01.08.2021
The exhibition is dedicated to the coexistence of feet and footwear, their variable shapes and meanings over geographical and temporal dimensions, and their roles in the organization of individual...

Permanent exhibitions

Jakob Krbavčič
from 18.12.2018
Krbavčič’s candle making and gingerbread workshop and store from Ljubljana
The exhibition presents the old gingerbread and the candle-making workshop and a shop, which used to be at Trubarjeva street in Ljubljana as well as their activities linked to the life story of the...
I, We and Others
from 02.12.2009
Images of my World
An exhibition dedicated to a man and his place in the world. It is complimentary to the museum permanent exhibition Between Nature and Culture and a space for reflection about yourself, other people...
Entrance to the exhibition Between Nature and Culture
from 09.03.2006
The treasure of the museum collections - the Slovene and world culture heritage of everyday and festive life with over 3000 exhibited objects In the permanent exhibition the museum curators and...

Temporary exhibitions

Five Yōkai Monsters, scroll, Edo period (1615 – 1868)
from 22.04.2021 to 13.06.2021
The Japan Foundation traveling exhibition. The exhibition Yōkai Parade: Supernatural Monsters from Japan introduces Japan's yōkai culture that has been depicted in pictures scrolls and nishiki - e,...