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!

 

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.

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.

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.

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 Å ivec 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.

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.

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

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.

An exhibition of nativity scenes

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

Fovšaritnica Museum House in Kropa

One of the best preserved ironworkers houses in Kropa can be visited by prior arrangement.

Guided Tours

 

Guided tours of the old town centre
Experience Radovljica with a local guide

Explore one of Slovenia's most beautiful town centres in the company of a local guide.

Guided tour of Begunje
The village's attractions, the work of Jože Plečnik and the music of Slavko Avsenik

Discover the attractions of Begunje na Gorenjskem with a local guide.

04.06.2019 10:00
Every Tuesday at 10am

Every Tuesday morning Radovljica's Tourist Information Centre invites you to join a guided tour of the old town centre.

Half-day and full-day excursions in Radol'ca

Guided tours of Radovljica and other villages in the Radol'ca area, visits to museums and castle ruins.

 

News & Blog

 

Kunstelj Inn's ideas for dishes using forest herbs

What are the flavours of the forest? Colourful and fresh! You can be convinced of that in November during the traditional Radovljica Month of Local Cuisine.

Nature, culture and excellent cuisine

Written by Kaja Beton, October 2019

 

Autumn is a wonderful time to explore Slovenia, whether for outdoor activities or learning about cultural heritage, and not forgetting a visit to great restaurants. Below you can read our latest suggestions for an autumn trip in the surroundings of Radovljica.

10.10.2019 12:39
New features this season

For the seventh year in a row, Taste Radol'ca restaurants invite diners to try their menus featuring exclusively local ingredients. This year there are two new restaurants and a few changes too!

17.10.2018 13:56
3 circular hiking trails

Written by Kaja Beton, October 2018, Photo: Kaja Beton and Jošt Gantar

 

Autumn steadily colours the leaves and changes nature into a wonderful painting on canvas. Set off on one of our suggested hiking tours where you can enjoy the autumn colours and wonderful nature.

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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