The Sports Museum was established on the 20th April 2000 by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. However, it wasn't until the November 2001 that it actually started operating in the premises situated at the Kopitarjeva ulica 4 in Ljubljana, and it was only then that the Slovenian nation finally obtained a proper Sports Museum with the status of a national institution responsible for recording, collecting, protecting, documenting and presenting the rich material heritage from the history of physical culture and sports in Slovenia. Since 2013, the museum has operated as a department of the Planica Institute of Sports of the Republic of Slovenia, and since 2022 it has been part of the Slovenian School Museum and the Sports Museum.
Museum's collections obtain more than 11,000 objects, tens of thousands of photographs and 600 boxes of documentation, which were donated by many Slovenian athletes, sports workers, collectors, associations and others. It dates from the end of the 19th century to the present day, and includes the most successful Slovenian athletes, Olympians, pioneers of Slovenian sports, coaches and other sports-related people, as well as clubs, associations and federations. A museum library specialized in sports is also being set up. We continue to collect items, so we urge everyone who keeps any interesting items of Slovenian sports heritage to contact us.
In 2020, we renovated a small exhibition of Slovenian sports history. The exhibition is open by prior arrangement, groups are limited to up to five people.
The National Museum of Slovenia, in cooperation with the Tabor Sports Association and the Planica Sports Institute of the Republic of Slovenia - the Sports Museum, has prepared an occasional...
The permanent exhibition of the Sports Museum on about 60 m2 summarizes the history of Slovenian sport from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. The exhibition is based on the...
From December 2021, the Faculty of Sports of the University of Ljubljana hosts a slightly reduced photographic exhibition Football in Ljubljana until 1945, prepared by the sports Museum.
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