Slovenski etnografski muzej

Welcome to the Slovene Ethnographic Museum!
Slovene Ethnographic museum, Metelkova ulica 2, 1000 Ljubljana, T: ++ 386 1/ 300 87 00 or ++ 386 1/ 300 87 45,
Tuesday–Sunday od 10.00–18.00. Mondays and Holidays closed. Free entrance every first Sunday in a month.


Permanent exhibitions

Jakob Krbavčič
from 18.12.2018
Krbavčič’s candle making and gingerbread workshop and store from Ljubljana
The exhibition presents the workshop, the shop and the life story of the gingerbread and candle-making master craftsman Jakob Krbavčič, and also of his son and successor Andrej, from Trubarjeva...
From the exhibition
from 02.12.2009
This is an exhibition dedicated to man and his place in the world
The permanent exhibition Between Nature and Culture presents the Slovene and non-European cultural heritage held in the Slovene Ethnographic Museum's collections. The exhibition I, We and Others:...
Entrance to the exhibition Between Nature and Culture
from 09.03.2006
The treasure house of Slovene and non-European heritage of the everyday and the festive
Man as part of nature and as a civilised being marks in his own way the objects he has made in order to survive or to live better... In the permanent exhibition the museum curators and researchers...

SEM Temporary Exhibitions

from 14.06.2018 to 16.06.2019
Slovenia is home to excellent beekeepers and the autochthonous Carniolan bee. There are over 11,000 beekeepers and the landscape is adorned by over 13,000 apiaries, containing around 180,000 hives...

Visiting exhibitions

from 17.04.2019 to 20.10.2019
Russian Museum of Ethnography, Saint Petersburg
The exhibition Shamanism of the Peoples of Siberia, from the Russian Museum of Ethnography, Saint Petersburg, reveals a unique phenomenon in world civilisation – the mythological worldview of the...
Untitled. Photo: František Topič
from 14.03.2019 to 26.05.2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina photographed by František Topič 1885-1919
Guest photographic exhibition

Razstave v Kavarni SEM

Photo: Matjaž Krivic
from 01.03.2019 to 31.05.2019
Photographic exhibition
Following the tracks of a game changing mineral Batteries are catalysts of massive changes in our time, both industrial and social. The boom of battery driven cars, phones and robots is causing the...


Afriško pokrivalo iz zbirke SEM
Many museums around Slovenia hold materials from non-European countries in their collection, including objects from Africa. Three museums particularly emphasise African collections, which are part of...
Museum Quarter Metelkova
Museums in the Museum Quarter Metelkova are joining forces! One ticket enables you to visit all three museums (Slovene Ethnographic Museum, National museum of Slovenia - Metelkova and Museum of...
Exhibition building
New museum admission fees start with the 1st of January 2019. ADMISSION Adults 6,00€ Children, students, pensioners 3,00€ Pre-school children 0,00€ Family ticket 12,00€ Annual familiy ticket 30,00€...
Pogled na razstavno hišo SEM
Dear visitors! Opening hours of the Slovene Ethnographic Museum are: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00 Closed on: Monday Opening hours during Christmas holidays 2018 25 December 2018 – closed 26...