Slovenski etnografski muzej

Exhibition building. Photo: Larisa Matijevič
386 (0) 1 300 87 45

Welcome to the Slovene Ethnographic Musuem!

Find all information to help you plan your visit.

Slovenski etnografski muzej (Slovene Ethnographic Museum, SEM) is the oldest ethnographic institution in Slovenia, established 100 years ago, and leading Slovene national ethnological museum . We are museum “about people, for people, with people", a museum of cultural identities, a link between the past and the present.

Slovene ethnographic museum presents traditional culture as well as mass and pop culture in Slovenia and the diaspora, on non-European cultures, and on the material and intangible cultural heritage of both every day and festive life.

Opening hours

SEM from air

Open: Tuesday- Sunday: 10.00-18.00, Thursday: 10.00-20.00
Closed: Monday and holidays (1 January, Easter, 1 May, 25 June, 1 November, 25 December)
Free entrance every first Sunday in a month.




Adults: 6 €
Children, students, pensioners: 3 €
Pre-school children: 0 €
Family ticket: 12
Annual family ticket: 30 €
Ticket for workshop: 4 - 50 €

Group admission (more than 10 persons) includes entry to the museum and a guided tour.
Adults: 7 €
Children, students, pensioners: 4 €
Pre-school children: 2 €
Group tour and workshop: 6 - 12 €
Group tour for persons with free entrance, surcharge for guided tour : 1€                                           
Tours for smaller groups (less than 10 persons); admission + surcharge 15 €

Museum donors, visitors with special needs, group attendant,
unemployed, holders of cards: ICOM, SMD, SED, PRESS and Kulturni bazar.

From the exhibition Between nature and culture



Exhibition building SEM: +386 1 3008 754
Administration building SEM: +386 1 3008 700

Group visits: Sonja Kogej Rus: sonja.kogej-rus@etno-muzej,si, T: +386 1 3008 700



The Slovene Ethnographic Museum (SEM) is located in the immediate vicinity of the main bus and train station of Ljubljana.
GPS location 46°3'18.71" 14°30'58.09"
The nearest bus stops of the city bus (LPP) are: Friškovec (2, 9, 12, 12D, 25, 27, 27K), Poliklinika (9,25) and Ilirska (5, N5).
Parking lots (paid): in the immediate vicinity on Metelkova Street and the Railway Station; parking garage on Metelkova street.
BicikeLJ bike rental (Urban card): in the immediate vicinity of the museum at Masarykova cesta 14 (station # 10) and Ilirska Street (station # 17).