Gorenjska Museum

Gorenjska Museum information

Location
Kranj , Slovenia
Address
Glavni trg 4
Telephone
+386 4 201 39 80
More information
www.gorenjski-muzej.si
Prices
adult/child/student & senior/family €2/€1/€1.25/€4.20
Opening hours
10:00-18:00 Tue-Sun
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A beautiful plaza, Glavni trg (Main Square) is populated by Gothic and Renaissance buildings; the ones on the western side with their painted facades, vaulted hallways and arched courtyards are masterpieces. The 16th-century one opposite is the former town hall (mestna hiša; Glavni trg 4), which now contains most of the collection of the Gorenjska Museum.

Among the eye-catching bits and bobs lying around is a large porcelain stove topped with a Turk's turbaned head, an embroidered sheepskin coat called a kožuh and a child's toy consisting of a devil sharpening a gossip's tongue on a grindstone. Below the floor of the vaulted vestibule at the entrance to the museum, Slavic tombs (complete with bones) from the 9th and 10th centuries can be seen through glass panels.