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Celje Regional Museum, Manor house
The museum stands in the picturesque part of Celje by the Savinja River and on its premises it has been collecting, housing and displaying the cultural heritage of Celje and its wider area since 1882. The exhibited permanent collections offer the unique opportunity to experience the "walk through time", from prehistoric times to WWI.
The visit starts at the archaeological collection, which acquaints visitors with a rich palette of exhibits from the Early Stone Age to late Roman times. The life of prehistoric times is displayed with findings from settlements and burial grounds. Two archaeological findings are accentuated: Potočka zijalka Cave and Rifnik. With numerous exhibits from everyday life one of the peaks in the history of Celje is presented, the period of Roman Celeia in the first centuries A.D. For all connoisseurs of antiquity there is a rich Roman lapidarium on display in the garden and cellar of the museum.
Following the archaeological collection is a walk through the cultural and art-history collection at the late Renaissance palace, called the Old Manor House (Stara grofija). In an intimate atmosphere collections of furniture, paintings, graphics, sculptures, vessels, weapons and other "attractive small articles" present visitors with the different styles of the periods spanning the 13th century to the end of the end of the 19th century. The most excellent part of the collection is the famous Celje ceiling from the beginning of the 17th century in the gala hall of the Old Manor House. The ground floor of the manor house boasts the ethnological collection, numismatic collection and two special collections: the collection of Alma Karlin and collection of Schütz ceramics.
There are also periodical exhibitions on display, which contribute to a richer experience.
The museum has a museum shop as well where visitors can buy different souvenirs and the museum's own publications.
Archaeological parks: the Roman necropolis in Šempeter and Old Christian complex Rifnik above Šentjur.
In Celje you can also visit: the Roman road, Hercules's temple, Old Christian piscina, Old Castle, Princely Court and Medieval walls with towers. The permanent exhibition Potočka zijalka Cave at the Firšt exhibition site, Logarska dolina 1, includes the possibility of visiting the cave.
March - October: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm, mondays and holidays: closed.
November - February: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, sundays, mondays and holidays: closed.Special feature:
The Stara grofija Manor is one of the oldest and at the same time most important secular buildings in Celje.