The Museum of Puppetry as part of the
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre houses the national collection of puppetry,
which is being constantly updated. The Museum owns around 6000 material
artefacts (set designs, drawings, posters, audio & video media,
archival materials, etc.), including more than 3000 puppets from the
legacies of Ljubljana Puppet Theatre archive, Milan Klemenčič, dr. Niko
Kuret, Jože Pengov and other collections, all an important part of
Slovenian cultural heritage.
The Museum aims to study Slovenian puppetry, which dates back over a
century, and care for the collections, while encouraging the widest
possible access to the puppets. For that purpose the Permanent
Exhibition entitled Images of Slovenian Puppetry Art, 1910-1990 and a
small theatre performing historical puppet shows have been set at the
Ljubljana Castle in 2015. In addition, to symbolically emphasize the
connection between participating institutions, the Puppet Path, which
leads from Krekov trg along the funicular railway to both the exhibition
space and the Castle Theatre, was established.
The establishment of the museum presents a pioneering work for
Slovene puppet arts, as the material history of Slovene puppetry has
never before been systematically researched, not to mention restored and
exhibited. With this in mind, one of the primary objectives of the
museum is to create the conditions for the proper care and long-term
preservation of Slovene puppetry culture heritage.
> Opening hours of the Permanent exhibition at the Ljubljana Castle
January, February, March, November > 10am–18pm
April, May, October > 9am–20pm
June, July, August, September > 9am–21pm
December > 10am–19pm
Tickets can be bought at Info Centre at the Ljubljana Castle or at the Lower Funicular Station Box Office at Krekov trg.
> General Enquiries, Press, Collection and Museum information
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