At the Ljubljanica River Exhibition you can explore the rich history of the area and learn about the unique natural landscape of Ljubljana Marshes. The museum is housed in Vrhnika's brand new cultural centre which used to be an industrial object. Its halls are submerged in half-light and packed with archaeological artifacts including the replica of world's oldest wooden wheel (3,350-3,100 B.C.).
There are still great things to come. A large, 15-metre long and cca. 2,000 years old longboat, which is the largest such find in Europe was excavated last year from the riverbank near the local petrol station. It's currently in restoration but already its place in the exhibition is reserved and equipped with a striking visual representation. The boat was at first thought to be of Roman origin but just recently carbon dating determined it belongs to an earlier period of the Celts. An even larger boat, this one definitely Roman, is still at its site under ground, waiting to be excavated.