National Museum of Slovenia - Ljubljana.
Narodni muzej Slovenije - Ljubljana.
The National Museum in Ljubljana, Slovenia, founded by the Carniolan provinces on 15 October 1821, is the oldest museum in the country. The history of the museum goes back to 1821, when its predecessor, the Provincial Museum of Carniola, was founded. The National Museum of Slovenia is housed in a neo-Renaissance palace in the centre of the country, built between 1883 and 1885 according to the plans of Viljem Treo. Today it houses a rich collection of valuable objects. The oldest date back to the Stone Age, but there are also the more recent ones, which are still used in our daily life. In the central building of the museum on Prešernova Street, you can admire the oldest musical instrument in the world, a 55,000-year-old Neanderthal flute from the Divje babe cave. Another remarkable object is a charming situla Vače, a narrow vase. The museum building on Prešernova Street houses two state museums: the Slovenian Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Slovenia. The new construction of a contemporary extension could solve the space problems of both museums.