Photo Credit: Blaž Zupančič

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum (SEM) is the oldest (1923) Slovene ethnology institution resulting from the development of Slovene ethnological and anthropological thought. The central national museum of ethnology is perfectly located in the new urban cultural area at Metelkova in Ljubljana, and a walking distance from the old city centre. With its exhibitions, events, library, museum shop, coffee shop, workshops and ateliers, SEM stands for attractive venue for participants of the organised events.


Photo Credit: Jure Rus

Musem is located in Slovenia’s capital, at the Metelkova district with its Museum Quarter that stuns visitors and passersby of all age by its colorful and creative urban character. The city centre is not far either. As the matter of fact, within a few minutes walk one can reach the most cosmopolitan street in Ljubljana, Trubarjeva Road (Trubarjeva cesta),  offering a diverse international cuisine and craft-beer shops. And if curious about places of origin of exhibited items, one can quickly reach the main Ljubljana’s main Bus and Railway stations, both offering rides to Slovenia and abroad.

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The museum for the organization of meetings and seminars and smaller events disposes a hall at its administration building (for max. 80 persons) equipped with facilities such as speakers table, projector, sound system, and internet access. While the exhibition building offers for events its exhibition loby for smaller receptions. An open space in front of the museum, the so called museum platform, allows for unique openings of meetings, receptions and other events in time of magical summer evenings.


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SEM, as the museum of cultural identities, provides the link between the past and the present, and emphasizes its mission as the museum ‘about people, for people’. Undoubtedly, a unique venue for organising your event, when the museum collections inspire your participants with the view to the past while linking it to the present times through the ethnological and anthropological lens.


Photo Credit: SEM, Jure Rus

Catering can be ordered at the museum Coffee Shop SEM (Kavarna SEM) which can supply the event with finger food


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Museum offers educational tours and expert lead tours through its permanent and contemporary exhibitions.

In addition, it offers a visit to Weaving Atelier which introduces visitors to traditional manual weaving. Through demonstration and workshops a visitor can learn both, history and craft, of this typical domestic craft.

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Similarly, the Pottery Atelier offers demonstration, gallery of products and workshops. Pottery-making is a lively museum activity run by pottery makers, pottery artists and craftsmen. They produce different products, and demonstrate traditional techniques of pottery-making. Certainly creative and inspiring incentive ideas.


Slovenski etnografski muzej / Slovene Ethnographic Museum
Metelkova ulica 2
1000 Ljubljana
T: + 386 (0) 1 300 87 00
E: etnomuz@etno-muzej.si
W: www. etno-muzej.si