International Museum Day, which is celebrated around the globe on 18 May, is a great opportunity to remind you of some great cultural experiences, which can be gained while visiting Slovenian museums and galleries.
Culture is the backbone of every nation. Slovenians are proud of our rich cultural heritage and modern cultural creativity. International Museum Day, which is celebrated around the globe on 18 May, is a great opportunity to remind you of some great cultural experiences, which can be gained while visiting Slovenian museums and galleries. Make sure to explore these treasure troves of art from prehistoric times until today and make your experience of Slovenian culture as authentic as possible.
On this occasion, we have compiled a list of five museums in Slovenia which you might have not heard of, but definitely deserve your attention. Further ideas can be found here. Feel inspired and let us guide you to your very own experience of Slovenia’s culture.
The Park of Military History in Pivka
Ever wished to experience how travelling in a submarine looks like? Then the Park of Military History is a must-stop while in Slovenia. In the heart of the Green Karst, not far from Pivka, lies the largest museum complex in Slovenia and one of the largest parks of this kind in this part of Europe. Its rich museum collection captivates lovers of recent history and presents a treasury of knowledge for explorers of all ages with extraordinary exhibits and interactive tours.
The Slovenian Alpine Museum
The Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana is great for all mountain lovers. Experience a museum mountain path as part of your own ascent of a mountain and conquer the peak by means of interactive tasks. Venture on a virtual stroll along Slovenian peaks with the help of virtual reality headsets and 360-degree spatial photography. Learn about the rich history of Slovenian mountaineering and great achievements of Slovenian climbers in a creative and fun way. And when a violent storm breaks out over the mountains, seek refuge in a bivouac.
The Land of Hayracks in Šentrupert
Hayracks present a centuries-long achievement of agricultural and livestock activities on country, castle and monastic agricultural estates and thus present one of the most recognizable features of Slovenia. They are scattered all over Slovenia, but The Land of Hayracks is the first open-air museum collection that consists of 19 different hayracks originating. They reflect an extraordinary sense of using natural materials and mastery of carpenter’s tradition. Mainly in the Slovenian ethnic territory, hayracks evolved into several types and distinctive shapes which cannot be found elsewhere in the world.
This unique Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies offers one of a kind experience, connecting art, culture, science, and space. It is located in Vitanje, where Herman Potočnik Noordung was born. In 1925, he published the revolutionary book The Problem of Space Travel, which made him the first architect of space and its weightless conditions. Also the shape of the building that houses KSEVT is unique: designed as the living wheel space station of Herman Potočnik Noordung, it invites you to explore the mysteries of space travel.
Franja Partisan Hospital
The Franja Partisan Hospital, hidden and sheltered among rocks and the forest in the Pasica Gorge, is a unique expression of human solidarity. During World War II, under unbearable conditions, this was a place where Slovenian soldiers, allied soldiers, as well as soldiers of our enemies at the time were all courage, respect for dignity, and humanity, and this remarkable place may soon be placed on the UNESCO European Heritage list.