Home to retired steam trains – a perfect industrial venue!


At the end of a 15-minute stroll from Ljubljana’s Old Town can be found an astounding industrial building that is today home to the Railway Museum. Formerly serving as the mechanical workshop for steam trains, the building is home to an amazing collection of steam trains that can no longer be seen operating on the tracks. With its unique and fascinating history, the building represents a perfect ‘off the beaten track’ venue for your next event.


The Railway Museum found its home just 15 minutes from Ljubljana’s Old Town and right behind the Union Brewery. Set conveniently on the fringes of the city centre, the location allows for late-night events and is the perfect spot for a different kind of event experience.


The venue can welcome up to 250 attendees within its 400 square metre space. It has already hosted a variety of different events, from press conferences, car launches and weddings through to closing ceremonies of conferences and seminars as well as various theatre and contemporary art performances.

The central exhibition area of the museum housing the steam train exhibition has a rotunda shape. Due to the original purpose of the space the venue is unheated, but it has all of the required electrical installation in place. For these reasons the venue makes for an ideal shelter in those hot summer days, while in the winter the heaters at the venue get a good workout.

As the venue is home to retired steam trains, when hosting an event it’s necessary to remove the dismantled trains, the exact number of which depending on the size of event. In winter and snowy conditions their removal is impossible, so due to this the hosting of bigger events in the winter period is not recommended.

However, let’s stay summery…and if your event is hosting less than 250 attendees, then allow yourself to be wonderfully surprised! You’ll be surrounded by the true historical heritage of the steam trains, allowed to move around freely and touch and feel this part of history. Sounds pretty appealing, right? We believe that this last advantage and USP is really the one that really makes this venue truly special.


As the venue is not your typical one and no bar is to be found in its surroundings, then the catering is up to the organiser. That means you can turn back time to the Agatha Christie era and the renowned Hercule Poirot – and imagine what they might be serving on the Blue Train or Orient Express… Whatever you come up with, we are sure it will sound tempting and look amazing!


No incentives are available at the museum itself, but as we are talking about trains…then we shouldn’t overlook the offer that Slovenian Railways have!
You have the option to hire the Heritage Train and prepare a journey out of the event, as the atmosphere inside the train can only be described as spellbinding! And if you think it might be nice to send historical postcards to your loved ones, well, guess what? – you can do so from the post office on board!


Another two programmes available are also truly special ones! You can jump back in time by taking a scenic steam train ride on the picturesque Bohinj railway, exploring Goriška Brda, the region of delicious wine. The second option is a train taking you to the Land of Celje and giving you the opportunity to discover the region’s diverse natural landscape and historical landmarks first-hand.

Are you ready to wind back the clock and enjoy the mood of yesteryear, when time passed by much more slowly than today? With these choices we think you might be.


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