Slovenski etnografski muzej

Summer at the SEM
386 (0) 1 300 87 45

Summer at the SEM

This summer visit a museum about people, for people … with a longstanding tradition: in 2023 celebrating 100 years!

Current Programme  

Permanent exhibitions:
Between Nature and Culture
I, We and Others: Images of My World
Plečnik's Lectarija

Temporary exhibitions at the SEM in 2022:
The Golden Age of Plečnik's Architecture
Folk Art Between Home and the World, the SEM and Irwin's NSK Folk Art Collections

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum (SEM) is a national ethnographic museum that houses some of the most notable Slovene collections offering insights into traditional and contemporary Slovene life and non-European collections. It is a modern and inclusive museum embedded in the local and global environments. Its wide variety of activities that communicate European and non-European heritage include exhibitions, cultural events, workshops for children, storytelling events and guided tours.


The SEM is always lively and welcoming: after seeing its wonderful exhibitions, you can visit craftsmen in their open ateliers where they design and make ceramics and woven textile products, and children can learn traditional crafts in “Little Craftsmen” workshops.  The SEM café with its green setting is one of the most inviting in town. And book lovers will find soul food in the museum library that is open to the public. In the museum shop, more than 40 Slovene craftsmen are represented through products that can be yours forever.


The SEM operates in two buildings of the former Austro-Hungarian barracks on the Metelkova Museum Platform in Ljubljana, where together with three other national museums it forms a new urban cultural centre of the capital Ljubljana.

* Close to the SEM: museum park, car park, main bus and railway stations.
* The SEM is a museum friendly to: vulnerable groups, children, youth, family and dogs.

Slovenski etnografski muzej / Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Metelkova 2, Ljubljana
T: + 386 1 3008 745, E:, W:
Open: Tuesday–Sunday: 10.00–18.00 / Thursday: 10.00–20.00
Admission: 6 EUR / 3 EUR. Free admission every first Sunday in a month.

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