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PLAN A SCHOOL GROUP VISIT
Teachers and students connect art of puppetry to classroom curricula through thematic school tours, hands-on art workshop activities, and performances. We are currently accepting appointment requests for guided.
Guided school tours for pre-kindergarten through high school focus on the Museum of Puppetry collection, permanent exhibition and conservation of the puppets. An array of tour topics and themes are offered.
See the basic guided tours for school groups which can be tailored to the needs of individual groups.
A Puppet who dunnit
KINDERGARTEN, years 1 to 3 of PRIMARY SCHOOL/ 60'
Detective guided tour
Last night the Castle was hit by robbers who stole some very precious items from the Museum of Puppetry. The announcement reads: We need brave assistants to help us untangle the mystery of the missing puppets! Kasperle, Speckles the Ball, Pinocchio, Pavliha, and other little puppet friends will help children find the stolen puppets. When they find them, they will use them to stage a puppet performance. This enables them to learn about puppetry history and various techniques and broaden their knowledge of the art of puppetry through a game.
KINDERGARTEN, years 1 to 6 of PRIMARY SCHOOL/60'
Exploratory guided tour
The Museum of Puppetry features some of the oldest Slovenian puppets. Are they all the same? What do we call them, and how do we handle and animate them? Famous Slovenian puppets teach children about the characteristics and differences between individual puppetry techniques (marionettes, hand puppets, shadow puppets, etc.), Slovenian puppetry history, the most successful puppet performances, important artists and the specifics of Slovenian puppetry within the broader European setting. After the tour, children will have the possibility to try animating the puppets on the stage.
How do we preserve puppets?
Years 4 to 9 of PRIMARY SCHOOL, 60'
A guide to puppet museology
Stage life takes its toll. So many curious looks. So many performances. Puppets get tired too. They grow old, wear out, get damaged. When this happens, museum experts run to the rescue. Children will learn about the interesting work of museum experts and find out what happens to puppets in restoration workshops once they finish their career. Through creative discussions and games, children will learn about the importance of preserving (puppetry) cultural heritage.
Years 7 to 9 of PRIMARY SCHOOL, SECONDARY SCHOOL / 60'
Everything from A to Z about puppets.
Who says puppets are for children only? The art of puppetry is no less than a science and a serious art form with over 100 year of tradition in Slovenia.
Puppetry continuously intertwines with music, literature, painting, sculpture, history ... creating well-rounded art pieces. Restorers also use science to repair and restore puppets. Children learn about the art of puppetry from different perspectives and through stories about performances, artists, and literary models. In addition to that, they learn about folk traditions, history, and art.
From Stage to Museum
KINDERGARTEN, PRIMARY and SECONDARY SCHOOL / 180'
A puppet or dramatic performance + visit to the Museum of Puppetry
After a puppet or dramatic performance at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, children will continue their visit to the Museum of Puppetry at Ljubljana Castle. There are various types of guided tours available at the Museum.
PRIMARY SCHOOL, SECONDARY SCHOOL / 150'
Puppet show visit + Exploratory guided tour
Please note that appointments are required for all school groups visiting the Museum. Scheduling is based on availability, so it is helpful to have several options for your preferred dates and times when making a reservation. Please read the School Groups Guidelines before booking. For details call +386 1 300 09 75 (every day between 10–12am),
or e-mail us.