Slovenski etnografski muzej

Dear visitors, dear heritage lovers, welcome to the Slovene Ethnographic Museum (SEM), we are looking forward to your visit!

SEM is located a short walking distance from the Center of Ljubljana (aprox. 7 min from the Triple Bridge on Prešeren Square ), near main Railway Station.

Open: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00. Closed: Mondays.
Slovene Ethnographic museum, Metelkova ulica 2, 1000 Ljubljana, T: + 386 1/ 300 87 00 or + 386 1/ 300 87 45,

Upon your visit, you are kindly asked to follow the safety measures concerning Coronavirus:

  • Eligibility for RVT (Recovered – Vaccinated – Tested) rule is mandatory for all visitors over 12 years of age
  • Only healthy visitors are permitted to enter the museum.
  • Hygiene of cough and careful hand washing should be considered.
  • All visitors are requested to wear a mask.
  • Disinfection of hands is required before entering the museum.
  • Visitors should maintain adequate physical distance (2 m) from each other during the visit.
  • It is necessary to follow the outlined route and the direction of the circular tour of the exhibition grounds.
  • If it is possible, use of the elevator is to be avoided.
  • Respect restriction of the number of visitors aloud to enter the museum at the same time.
  • The number of visitors to the museum is limited to 90 people.


Permanent exhibitions

Jakob Krbavčič
from 18.12.2018
Krbavčič’s candle making and gingerbread workshop and store from Ljubljana
The exhibition presents the old gingerbread and the candle-making workshop and a shop, which used to be at Trubarjeva street in Ljubljana as well as their activities linked to the life story of the...
I, We and Others
from 02.12.2009
Images of my World
An exhibition dedicated to a man and his place in the world. It is complimentary to the museum permanent exhibition Between Nature and Culture and a space for reflection about yourself, other people...
Entrance to the exhibition Between Nature and Culture
from 09.03.2006
The treasure of the museum collections - the Slovene and world culture heritage of everyday and festive life with over 3000 exhibited objects In the permanent exhibition the museum curators and...

Temporary exhibitions

from 23.06.2021 to 02.01.2022
Memories of Slovenians Abroad upon recognition of the independent Slovenia
The exhibition presents memories of Slovenians abroad upon recognition of the independent Slovenia.
Branislava Sušnik
from 20.04.2021 to 02.01.2022
The Slovene Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana announces an exhibition about Dr Branislava Sušnik, a Slovene researcher in Paraguay. In both Slovenia and Paraguay, the year 2020 is dedicated to the...