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Bistra Castle

Bistra, 1353 Borovnica
+386 1 750 66 70

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, and some temporary exhibitions. 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, that include the operation of old machinery, demonstrations of tools and techniques used by our ancestors in their everyday life, as well as science festivals and special events.

With prior arrangement, we can organize workshops and demonstrations for groups outside of our schedule.


Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: from 8:00 to 16:00 (July and August: from 10:00 to 18:00)
Saturdays: from 9:00 to 17:00
Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 to 18:00
Mondays: closed
Every Monday and from 4th December until 28th February the Museum is open only for groups announced in advance. Please, arrange your visit by phone (+386 (0)1 750 66 72, +386 (0)41 957 146, +386 (0)31 583 461) or email ().


Technical Museum of Slovenia 
Bistra 6 
Tel. : +386 1 750 66 70 
Fax : +386 1 750 66 76 
E-mail :  
Web site : 

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GPS Northing (N) : 45,947 
GPS Easting (E) : 14,3338 


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Administrator : Turistično društvo Borovnica | 031 202 350 |
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