Pivka DepotsOpen depot

Are you interested in:

… The oldest, heaviest and largest computer in Slovenia?
… The legendary Rex design?
… The first Slovenian portable TV in the former Yugoslavia?
… Optical fiber welding device and its connection with the first Slovenian medal at the Winter Olympics?
… Marles’ Cocktail kitchens which were produced in large numbers?
… a Slovenian toy that took the World Toy Exhibition in Tokyo by storm?
… And other interesting objects from the rich collections of the Museum of Contemporary history and the Techinical Museum?

Then come explore the Pivka Depots!

In 2017, the Pivka depots, which keep object from several Slovenian national museums, became the largest museum depot complex in Slovenia with an area of 3,000 m2. Located within the Military History Park, the depots are housed in Building D which is the only facility in the Military History Park owned by the Ministry of Culture. In 2007, the Ministry took over a dilapidated building, with the aim of renovating it and changing its purpose from former military barracks (housing Italian and later Yugoslav soldiers) into the depots of three national museums: the Slovenian Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia (MNZS), the Technical Museum (TMS) and the National Museum (NMS). The renovation resulted in climate-appropriate and spacious facilities for the storage of nationally important cultural heritage. The establishment of the new depot complex was caused by a shortage of space to house the collections due to the increased number of objects acquired, which had previously been stored in different depots where it was difficult to create the appropriate storage conditions. The renovation, worth more than 2.6 million euros, was carried out with the financial support from the European Regional Development Fund and the Slovenian Ministry of Culture. The three national museums nowadays keep a large number of objects related to the historical, technical and art-historical heritage of Slovenia. The depots are managed by the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia.


May, June, September, October, November, December (until 3rd Sunday in December): on Saturdays and Sundays

July and August: every day except Mondays

10.00 – 11.00: self-guided tour

11.00 – 12.00: guided tour in Slovene language

12.00 – 14.00: samostojen ogled / self-guided tour

14.00 – 15.00: guided tour in English language

15.00 – 17.00 (until 16.00 in November and December): self-guided tour

Entrance fee: 2 € per person