A day trip from Ljubljana: Museum of Post and Telecommunications

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Isn’t it funny, how sometimes the best things lie right next to us and we hardly notice them? The Museum of Post and Telecommunications in a small village Polhov Gradec is so close to us and we needed way too long to visit it.

Post museum Slovenia, Polhov gradec mansion, day trips from Ljubljana, Polhov Gradec

Post and Telecommunications Museum, Slovenia

The Museum of Post and Telecommunications is part of the bigger Technical Museum of Slovenia in Bistra, which we visited recently. The visit inspired us getting to know more about the history in Slovenia, so we decided to check this smaller collection as well. The collection shows how post service looked like from prehistoric times to nowadays on Slovenian grounds.

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The post offices were pretty charming back than

Post museum Slovenia, Polhov gradec mansion, day trips from Ljubljana, Polhov Gradec

Old look of postmen in Slovenia

Post museum Slovenia, Polhov gradec mansion, day trips from Ljubljana, Polhov Gradec

Phone boots in Slovenia

The museum can be found in a beautiful mansion from 15th century, which is with no doubts, the most important historical building in Polhov Gradec. The mansion has been extremely popular also for weddings – when visiting it, you will know why.

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Baroque chapel in Polhov Gradec Mansion

Polhov gradec mansion, day trips from Ljubljana, Polhov Gradec

The wedding hall in Polhov Gradec Mansion

Polhov Gradec is a popular place among locals too, as it has two beautiful and kids friendly hiking paths. You can hike up to Grmada or St. Lovrenc and enjoy the views on surrounding hilly countryside.

If you like to explore off the beaten paths when traveling, make sure to stop at Polhov Gradec. The village is authentic and it is also close to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, which you will visit for sure. Make a day trip from Ljubljana to Polhov Gradec, visiting the museum and hike up to one of the local hill tops.

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The whole museum is nicely organised for kids

Post museum Slovenia, Polhov gradec mansion, day trips from Ljubljana, Polhov Gradec

A room, dedicated for kids

Post museum Slovenia, Polhov gradec mansion, day trips from Ljubljana, Polhov Gradec

You can try yourself in Morse’s alphabeth

The Museum of Post and Telecommunications is perfect for kids, as it is made completely interactive. Kids can try themselves in Morse’s alphabet, typewriting and can find more about the post before the internet, tablets and smart phones. The museum is also suitable for blinds and visually impaired.

Post museum Slovenia, Polhov gradec mansion, day trips from Ljubljana, Polhov Gradec

Phones before smart phones

Post museum Slovenia, Polhov gradec mansion, day trips from Ljubljana, Polhov Gradec

A look into the past – phone centrals in Slovenia

Post museum Slovenia, Polhov gradec mansion, day trips from Ljubljana, Polhov Gradec

Typwriters – do you remember them?

Tickets
Adults: 2,50€ (Combi ticket with Technical Museum of Slovenia 5€)
Students and retirees: 2€ (Combi ticket with Technical Museum of Slovenia 3,50€)
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 kids): 6€ (Combi ticket with Technical Museum of Slovenia 14,50€)

Opening hours
Tuesday – Friday and Sunday, holidays: 10 am – 5pm
Saturday and Monday: closed

Coordinates
46.04.03.1 / 14.18.49.9

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