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Banka Slovenije Museum

  • Do you know how many gold bars it takes to make your weight in gold?
  • Have you ever weighed a gold bar?
  • Do you know when and how the tolar got its name?
  • How can we tell genuine banknotes from counterfeits?
  • What happens to money when it is damaged or worn out?
  • What is the Eurosystem?
  • How is inflation managed?
  • How do you know that your money is secure?

If these questions pique your interest, you should visit the Banka Slovenije museum. They welcome people of all ages who would like to know how the central bank works, how it is connected to the Eurosystem, and how its decisions impact the lives of individuals. These concepts and more are explained with audiovisual and interactive content, educational games, and traditional museum exhibits.

At the museum you can see the key milestones of Slovenia as a state, and the key role played by Banka Slovenije. There is a particular focus on the tolar as Slovenia’s national currency. All the banknotes and coins that have been used since Slovenia gained its independence are on display. They also illustrate the workings of the Eurosystem, and the bank's role in it. The key components of their work are presented in a practical way: price stability, supervision of the banking system, and the attention received by banks in difficulty. 

The star attraction of the museum is surely the gold bar, which you can pick up to try and guess its weight. You can check how many gold bars make up your weight in gold, or take our electric quiz, you can try to manage inflation, and you can measure your height in cents and photograph yourself with two million euros.

Schedule

You can visit the Banka Slovenije museum without pre-announcement every third Thursday between 10.00 and 18.00. 

Entrance fee

Free of charge.

Notes

The entrance to the museum is through a passage between Cankarjeva and Tomšičeva. The Banka Slovenije museum offers free guided tours, workshops and education programmes for individuals and groups of all ages. Programmes are suitable for groups of up to 20. Arrangements for one of the organised programmes need to be made in advance, by emailing muzej@bsi.si.

Contacts

Cankarjeva cesta 1 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 471 90 00

Email: muzej@bsi.si

Web site: Banka Slovenije Museum