Celje Museum of Contemporary History

The Celje Museum of Contemporary History is in charge of the movable cultural heritage of Celje and its surroundings connected with the history and ethnology from the start of the 20th century onwards. In addition to permanent and occasional exhibitions, the Museum also organises field exhibitions.

The permanent exhibition “Life in Celje” (Živeti v Celju) presents an overview of the history of Celje and its population in the 20th century. Visitors can take a walk through craftsmen’s’ workshops, a market and a town apartment in the ambient setting of Ulica Obrtnikov Street. On individual days, the workshops become lively when craftsmen and women present their equipment, products and skills that they used in their profession.
The main building of the Museum offers a permanent exhibition of a dentistry collection, which is unique of its kind in Slovenia, and Herman’s Den, which is the only children’s museum.
The Museum also has two dislocated units, namely the Old Pot (Stari pisker; a memorial to victims killed during the Nazi period) with a renewed exhibition setting and the Josip Pelikan Photography Studio, which is a permanent exhibition depicting the photographer’s rich and creative live and work.
There are guided tours of exhibitions available as well as museum evenings, educational programmes and activities for children.
The museum shop presents the rich publishing activity of the museum, and you can also buy individual replicas of items from museum collections and products from their own programme. An additional offer provided by the museum is the Museum Café.
Opening times:
Tuesday to Friday: 9:00–17:00
Saturdays: 9:00–13:00
Sundays and public holidays: 14:00–18:00
Opening times apply for all permanent and periodic exhibitions in the main building of the Celje Museum of Contemporary History.

Muzej novejše zgodovine Celje
Prešernova ulica 17
3000 Celje
+386 (0)3 428 64 10
+386 (0)3 428 64 11



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