Bistra Castle: Technical Museum of Slovenia

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The Technical Museum of Slovenia, well known for its extensive collections and presentations of technical heritage, is located at the 6000-square-metre estate of Bistra Castle, formerly a monastery, with a scenic garden, a fish pond, and a forest nature trail.

Permanent collections and museum presentations

The Museum's collections and presentations are themed on forestry, wood processing, hunting, fishing, electrical engineering, textile manufacturing, agriculture, transport, motorcycling, milling industry, wheelwrighting, horseshoeing, and baking. Visitors can view a flour mill, a water-powered smithy, a reconstructed veneer mill, and a Venetian sawmill. A nature trail runs through the forest above Bistra Castle.
Particularly notable are a collection of limousines owned by the late president of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980), and the exhibition The Written Word: Printing in Slovenian Inhabited Areas.

Tito's Cars

This collection brings together fifteen cars used by the former Yugoslav president Tito. Most of the exhibited cars are rare and prestigious limousines of great historical and technical value. The collection includes, among others, a 1939 Mercedes-Benz presented to President Tito by the Croatian Ministry of Internal Affairs, a 1937 Packard, which President Tito received as a gift from the Soviet president Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin in 1945, two 1954 ZISs presented to Tito by Stalin's successor, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, a Horch 951A presented as a gift from the Russian Third Army, and a 1952 Rolls Royce, a gift to the president from the Republic of Slovenia.

Opening hours

  • From March to May and from September to December: from Tuesday to Friday: 8.00 - 17.00; Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 9 am - 7 pm
  • From June to August: from Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays: 9 am - 19 pm. Mondays closed.

8. 2., 24. 12., 31. 12.: 9.00–17.00
1. 11., 25. 12.: closed

Last entrance into the museum is one hour before closing time of the museum.

January and February and every Monday: open only for groups by prior arrangement.

Notes

Admission

  • €6.50 for adults
  • €4.50 for seniors
  • € 4, 00 for primary school pupils, and secondary school and university students
  • €5.00 per person for groups of at least 20 people
  • €3.00 per person for groups of primary school pupils, and secondary school and university students
  • €13.00 for families
  • free for pre-schoolers and the disabled

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