Living in Celje

Permanent exhibition about Celje and its people in the 20th century

The permanent exhibition Living in Celje is a unique tribute to the city on the Savinja River. It tells story of everyday life of the town and its inhabitants in the 20th century and shows the rhythm of daily life in the past and revives the spirit of yesterday.

On the first floor, where the »Journal of three generations« is exhibited, visitors can follow the chronological overview of the history of Celje and its people in the 20th century; museum exhibits are grouped into individual subject matters which illustrate the selected segments of history and supplement the »journal notes« of representatives of three different generations.

This is followed by a walk through the town as is used to be: along a street of craftsmen and their workshops, where occasional demonstrations bring crafts skills to life, through the main square, along the pharmacy and a middle-class apartment on the footsteps of the town promenade.

The final exhibition room is dedicated to Celje’s industrial workers and traditions, to the workers’ settlement of Gaberje from which the new town grew in the 20th century, to working class culture and work as fundamental value.

Exhibitions and events

Children's museum Herman's den

Permanent exhibition

Children's museum and the place of children's creativity The exhibition opened in 1995 and is still the only children’s museum in Slovenia. The museum for children draws its contents both from the...

Dentistry collection

Permanent exhibition

Technical heritage of Slovene dentistry The dentistry collection is unique in its contents: it exhibits old instruments and equipment that were used by Slovenian dentists, dental surgeons and dental...

Photographic skylight studio of Josip Pelikan

Permanent exhibition

Photographic studio from the end of the 19 th century This exhibition opened in 1989. The photographer Josip Pelikan worked in the studio from 1920. Today the studio contains a permanent exhibition...

'Stari pisker' Collection

Permanent exhibition

Memorial for victims of Nazi violence The building of the former Minorite monastery was reshaped into a penitentiary; that is when the whole building was given the name 'Stari pisker'. In the...

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