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.
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.