Arhitekturni muzej Ljubljana - Plečnikova zbirka / Architecture Museum of Ljubljana - Plečnik Collection

Address: Karunova ulica 4, Ljubljana
Phone: +386 (0)1 280 16 00
Fax +386 (0)1 280 16 05
Email: pz@aml.si
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Opening hours

Monday and Friday 10:00-15:00 (for groups booking in advance only), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00-18:00, Saturday 9:00-15:00. Sunday and public holidays closed.

Description

The Plečnik Collection is a separate department of the Architecture Museum of Ljubljana located in Plečnik House in Ljubljana's suburb of Trnovo. The collection is based on original artefacts left behind by the architect Jože Plečnik, who lived in the house, owned by his brother, from 1921 to his death in 1957. The main part of the collection is on display in the cylindrical annexe constructed by Plečnik between 1923 and 1925. Later additions to the house include a glassed porch to the north and a conservatory to the south.

Visitors to Plečnik House can view the master architect's authentic interiors, which include a glassed porch, a kitchen, a corridor, a bedroom with an en suite bathroom, a small reception room, a staircase to the first floor, a studio, a conservatory and a large garden to the west of the house. The Plečnik Collection was founded in 1972. In 1974 it was opened to the public as a museum and archival institution keeping artefacts left behind by Jože Plečnik and other materials related to his work.


Location description

The house presently referred to as Plečnik House (Plečnikova hiša) was bought by the architect's brother Andrej in 1915. When Plečnik returned to Ljubljana in 1921, he and his two brothers and a sister decided to live together, so the architect built a cylindrical annexe in the yard (1925). Later he added a glassed porch and, after an older suburban house next door was purchased, a conservatory (1930). A lot of elements used in the construction and rebuilding were leftovers from Plečnik's other construction and reconstruction projects.

Despite the original agreement between the siblings to live together, only the architect's brother Janez lived in the house for a while. When he moved out, Plečnik redid the house to make it suit his own requirements.


Comments

Plečnik House can be visited by guided tours only. Tours are run every hour on the hour until one hour before closing time.

Tickets:

  • €2.00 for preschoolers, schoolchildren, students and seniors
  • €4.00 for adults

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