Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia in Cekin Mansion

Opening Hours

Holiday working hours
April 27: open
May 1 and 2: closed
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm
Closed on mondays and public holidays, except February 8 and June 25.

Free admission on the first Sunday of the month.


Adults 6 EUR
Families 12 EUR
School children, high school students, students, pensioners 4 EUR
Group ticket 10 or more adults 4 EUR/person

Hostelling International card holders 3 EUR
European Youth Card holders 3 EUR
Members of the Union of Veterans of the War for Slovenia 3 EUR
AMZS Members 4,80 EUR


Pre-school children, children form socially disadvantaged families, unemployed, disabled people and their companions, group companions and card holders of the Tourist card "Ljubljana Card", ICOM, ICOMOS, SMD, PRESS, AICA, ISIC, history students and guides with a museum license..


We offer guided tours of exhibitions in English, German and Italian for groups only by prior arrangement. One group can include up to 30 people. Larger groups are divided into smaller ones, which is always determined upon booking your tour. If you are planning on visiting with a larger group, note that the time gap between any two consecutive groups will be 15 minutes.

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Andragogical and Pedagogical Programme – workshops for preschool groups 2 EUR
Andragogical and Pedagogical Programme – workshops for school groups 3 EUR

Getting Here

The National Museum of Contemporary History is located in Cekin Castle, Celovška cesta 23, Ljubljana.

You can find us in the middle of Tivoli Park in the center of Ljubljana next to Tivoli Hall. You can reach us on foot, by car, bus or city bike. The museum is located 1.5 km from the main Ljubljana bus station and the Ljubljana railway station.

Follow the streets that take you from the city center to the Tivoli Park. Follow the signs along treelined avenues, past fountains and children's playgrounds, towards the baroque mansion, Cekin Castle, home of The National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia.

You can also get here by car (coach) and park at Tivoli car and coach park. It is only a short distance from there to the Museum.

A city bus number 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 or 25 will take you to Tivoli bus stop, from where you walk towards the park and Cekin Mansion is about 100 metres away.


Our premises are accessible to all visitors, as we want as many people as possible to enjoy the building, collection and exhibitions.

The museum is equipped with ramps and an elevator. People in wheelchairs can move around the exhibition spaces independently.
The toilet facilities are suitable for people with reduced mobility.

With prior notice, we also provide parking next to the museum for visitors with reduced mobility. Please notify us of your visit in advance at or call us at +386 1 300 96 10.

Dog friendly museum

We are aware that pets today are associates, companions, friends, family members, as well as tourist travellers – therefore, we are open as well for the population, whose companions are dogs. Please take into account our Code of Conduct for Dog Owners.