City Museum of Ljubljana

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Turjak Palace, the seat of the museum

The City Museum of Ljubljana (Slovene: Mestni muzej Ljubljana) was established in 1935. It is housed in Turjak Palace at 15 Gentry Street (Gosposka ulica 15) in the centre of Ljubljana.[1]

The museum offers various pedagogical activities for children and students between the ages of 5 and 18 and also features a special itinerant museum groups for hospital schools, schools for learners with special needs and lower graders of the remote schools around Ljubljana.[2]

Archeological excavations[edit]

An in-situ preserved Ancient Roman well in the museum

Several archeological excavations have taken place at the site of the museum itself. Excavations were conducted between 2000 and 2003 during renovations on the Palace (in the basement and in the inner courtyard) under the direction of the City Museum curator. These revealed many historical artifacts and remains from the Urnfield Culture, the Late Hallstatt period, the Middle and Late La Tène period, the Roman Imperial period, the Late Medieval period and the Early Modern periods. Of note were two graves of La Tène warriors that were discovered in an Early Roman in-fill deposit during the investigation in 2002.[3]


  1. ^ "City Museum of Ljubljana". Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Culture. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. ^ Trskan, D. (2006). "Pedagogic activities of museums in the Republic of Slovenia" (PDF). International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research. University of Exeter. 48. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  3. ^ Štrajhar, Metka; Gaspari, Andrej (December 2013). "Ostanki dveh srednjelatenskih bojevniških grobov iz Turjaške palače v Ljubljani/Remains of two Middle La Tène Warrior graves from the Auersperg Palace in Ljubljana". PRIL. INST. ARHEOL (Contributions of Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb). Department of Archaeology, Center for Historical Sciences, University of Zagreb. 30 (1): 27–43. Retrieved 9 February 2014.

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Coordinates: 46°2′49.26″N 14°30′14.60″E / 46.0470167°N 14.5040556°E / 46.0470167; 14.5040556