Cathedral of St Nicholas
Perched above the Old Town, this Gothic cathedral is Novo Mesto’s most important historical monument. It has a 15th-century vaulted (and...
On the Old Town's main square, the neo-Renaissance town hall , out of step with the square’s other arcaded buildings, ostentatiously...
The Dolenjska Museum administers Jakac House, which exhibits some of its 830-odd works by the prolific painter and local boy Božidar...
One of those secret local spots you need to hunt down: a chilled-out wine bar and cafe with a garden to relax in, great coffee, lots of...
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Dolenjska Museum information
The Dolenjska Museum's impressive collection is spread over a campus of buildings. The oldest, which once belonged to the Knights of the Teutonic Order, houses a valuable collection of archaeological finds unearthed in the southern suburb of Kandija in the late 1960s. Don’t miss the fine bronze situlae (or pails) from the 3rd or 4th century BC embossed with battle and hunting scenes, and the Celtic ceramics and jewellery (particularly the bangles of turquoise and blue glass).
Other collections in the complex include one devoted to recent history, and an excellent ethnographic collection with farm implements, folk art and exhibits covering local practices such as winemaking, bee-keeping and decorative gingerbread.