You are visiting Ljubljana (Slovenia) and it is raining. You are stuck in a hotel room, but are eager to do some exploration. Why wouldn’t you visit a museum?
There are many really great museums in Ljubljana, but today we are introducing the Technical Museum of Slovenia, which is about 25 kilometers out of the city – in a place called Bistra.
The Technical museum of Slovenia is all about industrial heritage of the country. Its opening was in 1953, with only one collection, but nowadays the Technical Museum of Slovenia boosts with more than 10 different collections on 6000 square meters.
One of the most impressive collections is with no doubt a collection of 15 cars, driven by Josip Broz Tito – the iconic president of Yugoslavian Republic.
If you are not into cars, there are also great collections of water driving machinery, fishing, wildlife, printing, textiles, wood working and many more. Some of the collections will also be interesting to children, as they can get involved while exploring. There are even workshops and demonstrations held in the Technical Museums of Slovenia, so make sure to ask around not to miss one.
The Technical Museum of Slovenia is not only interesting due to many collections, but has one more historical value. The museum is set in a formal Carthusian monastery, which makes your visit even more special. The downside of being in an old, historically important building is, that the upper floors are not accesible for people on wheelchairs or with baby strollers.
Visiting the Technical Museum of Slovenia is definitely great for everyone who likes to know a country on a deeper level. The museum will introduce Slovenian old crafts and heritage to a curious visitor, so even if it is not raining, it is still worth your attention.
How to Reach the Technical Museum of Slovenia?
By Car – If you are traveling to Ljubljana by car, you will have no problem to reach the museum. Maybe you will also decide for renting a car and include the visit to the museum with further exploration of the surroundings. (Coordinates of the museum: 188.8.131.52 / 184.108.40.206)
By Taxi – The easiest and most convenient way to reach the museum without a car is by taxi from Ljubljana. Make sure to call it in advance to get the better price, which should be around 20-25 EUR/one way.
By Bus – You can take the bus from Ljubljana to Vrhnika, which is a town 5 kilometers away from the museum. To reach the final destination you should consider taking a taxi or maybe rent a bike at Vrhnika’s tourist center.
By Train – Another good option is taking the train from Ljubljana to Borovnica. From there you need to overcome 5 kilometers to reach the Technical Museum of Slovenia, which might be best by arranging taxi in advance.
By Bike – If you are keen of cycling, you might want to rent a bike in Ljubljana and cycle all the way to the museum. We would suggest a route through small villages set along Ljubljana marshes (Ljubljana – Črna vas – Lipe – Podpeč – Pako – Borovnica – Bistra/Technical Museum of Slovenia).