The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Puppetry is set up in a recently restored part of Ljubljana Castle. There is also a small Castle Theatre – the venue for the regular programme staging of old puppet shows.
The Exhibition of the Museum of Puppetry at Ljubljana Castle is reopened. Visit us daily between 10AM to 6PM. Welcome!
The funicular railway is operating but see special terms and condtions here.
January, February, March, November > 10am–6pm
April, May, October > 9am–8pm
June, July, August, September > 9am–9pm
December > 10am–7pm
Tickets can be bought at the Info Centre at Ljubljana Castle or at the Lower Funicular Station Box Office at Krekov trg. Admission is free of charge for the ICOM members.
Ljubljana Castle, Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Puppetry is located at Ljubljana Castle which is easily accessible from the City Centre. It can be reached by Funicular Railway or various foot paths.
From Zagreb: get on the E70 from Savska cesta, Jadranski most and Jadranska avenija, follow the E70 to Route 106 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Take the exit 32-Ljubljana-jug from the A2/E70, take the Dolenjska cesta and Cesta slovenskih kmečkih uporov to Grajska planota.
From Graz: take the Liebenauer Tangente to the Süd Autobahn, follow the A9 and the A1/E57 to Zaloška cesta in Ljubljana, Slovenija. Take exit 29 from A1/E57, continue on to Zaloška cesta. Take Kajuhova ulica, Poljanska cesta and Cesta slovenskih kmečkih uporov to Grajska planota.
From Trieste: take the Via Commerciale and E61 to the E70/RA14 in Fernetti, follow the A3/E61 and A1 to Barjanska cesta in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Take exit 34-Ljubljana-center from the A1/A2/E70, continue on Barjanska cesta. Take the Opekarska cesta and Cesta slovenskih kmečkih uporov to Grajska planota.
From Ljubljana Jože Pučnik airport: take the Route 104 and Šenčur to the A2/E61 in Voglje, follow the A2 to Barjanska cesta in Ljubljana. Take exit 34-Ljubljana-center from the A1/A2/E70, continue on Barjanska cesta. Take the Opekarska cesta and the Cesta slovenskih kmečkih uporov to Grajska planota.
From the bus stop Gornji trg: buses no. 2, 3, 3B, 3G, 11, 27
From the Bus stop Krekov trg: bus no 2
From the Bus stop Zmajski most: buses no 13, 20
From Streliška ulica, 1 km uphill at Cesta slovenskih kmečkih uporov, ascending about 70 m to the castle entrance. If you do not own a bicycle you can rent one via the self-service rental system BicikeLJ or via the Ljubljana Bike project.
Puppetry is an important part of our cultural heritage, which dates back over a century. To exhibit and establish the systematic care in the field of Slovenian puppetry heritage we opened the first Museum of Puppetry. Learn more
The permanent exhibition is accessible to all visitors. Our services and programmes outline a number of year-round opportunities for participants of all ages and abilities. You will find more information, comments, and questions about accessibility initiatives at the Exhibition here.
Visitors with Limited Mobility
The Exhibition is wheelchair accessible. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted.
Elevators are located throughout the Museum.
You can get the audio guide for the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Puppetry from the Info Centre at Ljubljana Castle.
The audio guide is available in Slovenian, English, Hungarian, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Croatian, Dutch, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. Read more HERE.