Museums and Galleries in Radovljica and the Surroundings

 

History, culture, ethnology, art, music and technology

Learn something new or find inspiration in the rich cultural heritage that is revealed by museums and galleries. From the biggest collection of painted beehive panels to modern art exhibitions. From simple Kropa nails to nativity scenes from all over the world. From reminders of village life in the past, to the world-renowned musical phenomen of the Avsenik Brothers. All of this can be found in Radovljica and its surroundings.

 

Fourteen museums and museum collections open their doors to visitors. Pay a visit and learn something new!

 

Current opening hours are listed HERE.

 

In the interior atrium of the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Brezje, a permanent exhibition of the work of the academic painter Nikolaj Mašukov is on view in the wide corridor of the monastery.

A new museum in the old town centre of Radovljica that tells a tale about pharmacy and alchemy through exceptional objects from all over the world.

A visit to the Elan Alpine Skiing Museum is an experience for the whole family. In addition to an insight into the development of Elan skis, it also offers interactive exhibits.

Take off into the world of the Carniolan grey bee, learn about the history of beekeeping in Slovenia, and admire the diverse painted beehive panels.

Kropa Iron Forging Museum

The history of iron forging particularly comes to life through numerous models which will be set in motion just for you.

Lectar Workshop and Museum, Radovljica

A workshop and museum, full of delicious smells of honeybread, and where every day decorative honeybread products are made.

The entrance into the museum

Find out about the beginnings of Slovenian popular folk music and listen to hits by the Avsenik Ensemble.

The Municipal Museum, Radovljica

Find out why the 18th century was a breakthrough year for the development of Slovenianism and Slovenian theatre.

Exhibition in Šivec House

The Šivec House gallery is the ideal place for all art lovers. In addition to hosting art exhibitions, the house itself is of interest due to its rich interior and exterior architectural features.

Magušar's House and the Manfaktura pottery workshop and shop, located in Radovljica's old town, offer an insight into Slovenia's pottery tradition as well as contemporary methods of producing pottery.

Life in the past

Old objects that were used by village ancestors tell a story about this Slovenian village.

Former prisoners' cells

A dark story of the second world war. The former prisoners cells in the Gestapo prison have been turned into a memorial museum

A demonstration of nail forging

You will be fascinated by the preserved foundry for the hand forging of nails, the only of its type in Slovenia.

The view from the Sextons' Museum House

In the 200-year-old house there is a preserved black kitchen and an exhibition about famous villagers and notable sights of interest in Kamna Gorica.

A magical world of nativity scenes that have been gifted to Brezje from all over the world. The museum contains over 500 nativity scenes.

Summer Guided Tours

 

Every Tuesday in July and August

Take a tour of Kropa accompanied by a guide.

Every Tuesday in July and August

Lovers of gardening and organic produce are invited to visit this biodynamic garden in the village of Vrbnje near Radovljica.

In July and August.

Every Thursday at 10am.

Every Tuesday in July and August.

Guided walk through the old village centre and through the forests to Radovljica.

Every Friday in July & August

Take a tour of Kamen Castle in Begunje accompanied by a guide.

 

News & Blog

 

Half-day hiking tours in Radovljica and the surroundings

Fabulous autumn weather, school holidays and the COVID-19 pandemic – due to the latter we are confined to our home municipalities. So, what now?

23.10.2020 13:26
Tourist facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

With effect from 16th October, new, stricter measures come into force to try to combat the spread of coronavirus. Restaurants must close, while some museums will remain open.

Radovljica on the terraces of the Sava river
The capital of beekeeping and chocolate

Radovljica is the sweetest Slovenian town, also known as the town with the most sun in Gorenjska.

Kamen Castle
The home of popular folk music

Begunje is the birthplace of Slovenian popular folk music and the inspiration for numerous songs by Slavko Avsenik.

Traditional houses by the Kroparica stream
The cradle of Slovenian iron forging

Slovenia's former iron forging centre is tucked away in the lush Lipnica valley and invites you to explore its preserved cultural heritage.

The old village forge
A 'mini Venice' beneath the Jelovica plateau

A picturesque iron forging village beneath the Jelovica plateau with numerous water troughs and small bridges, which has earnt it the name 'Mini Venice'.

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