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.

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.

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  • Dust Jackets from the Museum of Architecture and Design

    Dust Jackets from the Museum of Architecture and Design

    A book's dust jacket is, in essence, its "poster", a visual image carrying the book's message. As we look at books, read them and buy them, they become our possessions and objects we care about, and that makes their physical appearance an especially important factor.

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  • Living with Water - Southern Fringe of Ljubljana

    Living with Water - Southern Fringe of Ljubljana

    Exhibition

    Living with Water – The Southern Fringe of Ljubljana, an exhibition that looks at alternative urban development scenarios that consider the synergetic relationships between humankind and the natural environment, as rising sea levels and melting icecaps brings the issue of living with water to the fore, extending across both local...

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  • Baked furniture

    Baked furniture

    Baked furniture is an exhibition of experiments and products from scrap plastic. Lately there is a lot of talk about the negative impact of plastics on our environment around the world.

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