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.


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 - wearing masks is compulsory, physical distancing rules must be observed, visitors are guided through the exhibitions on one way circular pass.
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 06.12.2019 to 05.12.2020
The exhibition is dedicated to the coexistence of feet and footwear, their variable shapes and meanings over geographical and temporal dimensions, and their roles in the organization of individual...

Visiting exhibitions

from 20.02.2020 to 30.09.2020
On the occasion of the Croatian presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia have...