The Polhov Gradec Mansion which dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries acquired most of its present look in the baroque period. Count Blagaj, an enlightened Mecean of art and a botanist after whom the protected plant Blagajev volčin (spurge laurel) was named lived here in the 19th century. The mansion has a beautiful garden, surrounded by walls. A statue of God Neptune, four nymphs and the Polhogradec lords’ coat of arms from embellish the Neptune well in the courtyard, made in the second half of the 17th century.
Technical Museum of Slovenia – Museum of Post and Telecommunications
The Museum of Post and Telecommunications operates as an off-site unit of the Technical Museum of Slovenia. The museum features a collection entitled The History of the Post and (Tele)communication in the Past, Present, and Future, and Živa’s Corner intended for its youngest visitors.
Local Museum of Polhov Gradec
The Polhov Gradec Local Museum exhibits a large collection of archaeological and ethnological pieces, heritage of the town and its surroundings. The items pertain to the mansion and Count Blagaj, and to the everyday life of the people of Polhov Gradec.
You can enter the town’s museum by purchasing a ticket for The Museum of Post and Telecommunications.
Tuesday to Friday, Sunday and public holidays 10:00-17:00 (last entrace for the museum at 16:00), Saturdays and Mondays closed.
Mansion tours are available by prior arrangement.
The tour includes: the history of the Polhov Gradec Mansion, the castle chapel, and the Polhov Gradec Local Museum.
Tour duration: 1 hour.
Language options: Slovenian, English.
Tour price: The Museum of Post and Telecommunications
Additional offer: a guided tour of the town centre and the Gothic church of St Peter in Dvor pri Polhovem Gradcu.
Duration: 1 hour
Price list: guide: €20.00/hour, entrance fee to the Church of St Peter: €2.00/visitor