Fužine Castle: Museum of Architecture and Design

The Museum of Architecture and Design (Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje – MAO) is one of the oldest museums of this kind in Europe. The central national museum organising exhibitions and events in the field of architecture, urban planning, industrial and graphic design as well as photography is located in the Fužine Castle – the only still preserved Renaissance castle in Ljubljana.

MAO is also the organiser of the of the world's longest-running design biennial – BIO.

Ljubljana Card

Ljubljana Card

The card entitles you to free admission to the museum.

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The Museum of Architecture and Design (Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje – MAO) is one of the oldest museums of this kind in Europe. The central national museum organising exhibitions and events in the field of architecture, urban planning, industrial and graphic design as well as photography is located in the Fužine Castle – the only still preserved Renaissance castle in Ljubljana.

MAO is also the organiser of the of the world's longest-running design biennial – BIO.

Opening hours

Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00.

The museum is closed to visitors when exhibitions are being set up and on selected public holidays (1 January, 1 November, 25 December).

Notes

Admission prices

  • €3.50 for adults
  • €2.00 for schoolchildren, students and senior citizens
  • €6.00 for families (up to two adults with children)
  • free for pre-schoolers, the disabled, the unemployed, journalists presenting a valid press card, and members of professional associations presenting their credentials

Every first Sunday of the month admission is free for all visitors.

Ljubljana Card

Ljubljana Card

The card entitles you to free admission to the museum.

Buy online

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  • Under construction!

    Under construction!

    Exhibition: Humanity and space

    Architecture is confronted with a contradiction about how to preserve it and at the same time how to change it so that it can remain preserved. Historical architecture requires new owners to adopt it in order to be able to renovate it for today's use; however, new architectural interventions are needed.

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  • Exhibition

    Exhibition

    Creators

    As its contribution to the celebration of the centennial of the University of Ljubljana, the Chair of Textiles and Fashion Design at the Department of Textiles, Graphic Arts and Design of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering of the University of Ljubljana, in collaboration with the Academy of Fine...

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  • Layers of time

    Layers of time

    Exhibition

    The Museum of Architecture and Design MAO is opening the renovated courtyard of the Renaissance Fužine Castle, thus entering a vibrant summer season. The author of this intervention is Julio Gotor Valcarcel, his proposal is understood as the addition of new layers of time.

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  • Republic 2.0

    Republic 2.0

    Exhibition

    Republic 2.0 is an attempt at a designer’s response to the quandary in which the modern state has found itself, torn between the forces of accelerated globalisation, technological progress, environmental threats and a new wave of migrations.

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