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,
Open: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00. Closed: Mondays.


On Tuesday, 5 May 2020 the Slovene Ethnographic Museum reopened its doors for the public!
However, the safety and health of our visitors and employees remains our priority thus we are following strict instructions that visitors have to respect. Instructions for visitors of the Slovene Ethnographic Museum in the time of corona virus: only healthy visitors are permitted to enter the museum, hygiene of caugh 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 (2m) 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 should be avoided, respect our restriction on the number of visitors entering the museum.

Exhibitions on view:
Between Nature and Culture
, permanent exhbition
I, We and Others, permanent exhibition
My Feet. My Shoes. My Way., exhibition by SEM
Gingerbread making operates with small change, permanent exhibition
Children's toys of Croatia between tradition and modernity, visiting Exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum Zagreb

Photography of Branislava Sušnik

SEM from home

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...

SEM Temporary Exhibitions

from 12.03.2021 to 01.06.2021
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...