The Gorenjska Museum was headquartered in Khislstein until 2008, when the owner of the manor, the Municipality of Kranj, began renovations with the help of European funding. A permanent exhibition, Beautiful Gorenjska, is shown in the renovated area of the castle, which leads visitors through major milestones of life in the Gorenjska region, from the early Middle Ages to today. The exhibition begins by showing characteristics of the Gorenjska region and leads to the time of the arrival of the Slovenes. It teaches about life in castles and the hardships faced by the rural population. It shows an image of old Kranj and how people used to travel and transport goods. The focal point of the exhibition is the 19th century, from which exceptional individuals of the Gorenjska region who greatly contributed to the shaping of Slovenian national consciousness and identity are presented in a sort of shrine.


In the house where the greatest Slovene poet dr. France Prešeren (1800-1849) lived from autumn 1846 until 8th February 1849, was memorial museum opened on 8th February 1964. The house is comprised of two parts with a common courtyard. On the ground floor of the Prešeren house, there is a vibrant gallery. Every year, on the anniversaries of the poet’s birth and death, there are numerous exhibitions connected to his life, work and name displayed here. Thematically, they deal primarily with literary and cultural history and art.



Gorenjski muzej
Tomšičeva 42
Kranj, Slovenia

T: 04 201 39 50