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Museum of Gorenjska

Tomšičeva 42, 4000 Kranj
tel.: 00 386 4 201 39 50, faks: 00 386 4 201 39 51

Castle Khislstein
Tomšičeva 44
4000 KRANJ

Tel.: 00386 59 096 631



The Gorenjska Museum was headquartered in Khislstein until 2008, when the owner of the manor, the Municipality of Kranj, began renovations with the help of European funding.



A new permanent exhibition, Gorgeous Gorenjska (Prelepa Gorenjska), is shown in the renovated area of the castle, which leads visitors through major milestones of life in the Gorenjska region, from the early Middle Ages to today. The exhibition begins by showing characteristics of the Gorenjska region, and leads to the time of the arrival of the Slovenes. It teaches about life in castles and the hardships faced by the rural population. It shows an image of old Kranj and how people used to travel and transport goods. The exhibition highlights trade and the beginning of the industrial age, which greatly influenced the development of Kranj. The focal point of the exhibition is the 19th century, from which exceptional individuals of the Gorenjska region who greatly contributed to the shaping of Slovenian national consciousness and identity are presented in a sort of shrine. Visitors can also visit a farmer’s sitting room, see a bride’s wedding dress and admire a sophisticated bourgeois salon from Prešeren’s time.


Some highlights from the permanent exhibition of the beautiful GORENJSKA (PRELEPA GORENJSKA):