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National Museum of Slovenia (Narodni muzej Slovenije)

Presernova cesta 20 | entrance from Muzejska ulica, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 241 44 00
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Behold the world's oldest flute

This museum boasts having the world's oldest Neanderthal flute that is 47,000 years old. Pretty... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ky Trang H
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Archeomusica is a must see!

I started my visit by seeing Archaeomusica. The collection is amazing, to say the least. I believe... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Delhi, India
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National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest and the largest museum institution in Slovenia. It was founded in 1821. The museum palace in the very centre of Ljubljana was built in 1888 and was the first building in Slovenia, assigned exclusively to culture. The permanent archaeological exhibition reveals the unique past of Slovenia. Among other great exhibits you can see the earliest musical instrument in the world, the 60,000-year-old Neanderthal flute as well as the situla from Vače.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good18%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible1%
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Presernova cesta 20 | entrance from Muzejska ulica, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
+386 1 241 44 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum boasts having the world's oldest Neanderthal flute that is 47,000 years old. Pretty amazing. It has many other ancient relics from B.C. It is a must if you are into anthropology and cultural history.

Thank Ky Trang H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I started my visit by seeing Archaeomusica. The collection is amazing, to say the least. I believe that this is one of the best projects done on music- ever. Every artifact is unique and the audio-guide helps you experience the culture of the times and...More

Thank PrachiChi
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Museum is of pre-history up to maybe the 10th century with a lapiadarium. Good displays & info. Did enjoy the video on Roman sling slot making & trials. However it's not really my thing, much prefer post 17th century and if I'd realised the content...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

As visiting museums is part of my job (as a museum auditor) I perhaps look at other things than normal visitors even when I'm on holiday as now. I first visited the permanent exhibition and it is 4 out of 5. I've read other stats...More

1  Thank Bonnie N
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It was an excellent spent Saturday evening for us two young people. At evening there is only few people so you can be more relaxed and see things in peace and quiet. We had an excellent tour guide, student, named Blaž, who took his time...More

Thank Kaja M
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Had an excelent tour guide Blaz, who demonstrated a lot of knowledge. Lots of interesting stuff there:) The girl behind the cashier box (Anteja) also very kind:) will come back again for sure! 5/5

Thank Roman B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

In fact, these are 2 museums in the same building: National Museum of Slovenia, and the Natural Museum. You may visit both within an hour. Nice Roman gold coins, a lot of archaeological artefacts, some animations for children, plus a full mammoth skeleton. In just...More

Thank pjk226
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The museum was easy to find the staff were friendly. The exhibits were beautifully presented with English translations. The natural history museum is contained within the same building. We got tickets for both and it was very good value. Overall I highly recommend it.

Thank Theo C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Behind the Parliament building, this museum shares a building with the Natural History Museum. On our visit, a temporary exhibit of ancient musical instruments was on display. It was an excellent and interesting presentation. The permanent collection is also interesting, if small. The highlight of...More

Thank ValGary2014
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The National Museum has an interesting collection, well presented. But I was blown away by Archeomusica - a temporary display lasting to Sept. 24, 2107 dealing with the origins and evolutions of musical instruments. It had lots of interactive stuff - like musical stones one...More

1  Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
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