'Stari pisker' Collection

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 historical memory of Slovenians, and especially people from Celje and its surroundings, this building is closely connected to the darkest period of our not so distant past; in its yard the Nazis shot 374 hostages in six out-of-court executions in the years 1941 and 1942. Today this part of the 'Stari pisker'– the yard and the memorial room – forms a renovated discrete unit of our museum.

Exhibitions and events

Living in Celje

Permanent exhibition

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...

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...

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