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Notranjska Museum Postojna

Postojna, famous around the world as the cradle of karstology, is home to the Karst Museum – the most comprehensive karst exhibition in Europe. If a visit to Postojna Cave was a good opportunity to see stalagmites and stalactites, here you can also touch them! Have you heard of the cache of medieval treasure found in Predjama Castle? This is the right place to look for it. Also interesting are the skeletons of Ice Age animals and the chance to observe cave fauna through microscopes.  The exhibition is suitable for young and old alike, for groups and individual visitors. Full disabled access. 
Notranjska Museum Postojna. Photo: Miha Dolenc
Notranjska Museum Postojna. Photo: Miha Dolenc

The treasure from Predjama Castle, today on display to visitors to the Notranjska Museum Postojna, consists of the following items: a small cup, three goblets, a drinking chalice with cover, another drinking chalice, a windmill cup, a saltcellar and a pair of candlesticks. 

As well as the treasure, visitors can see the skeletons of Ice Age animals including a cave bear and a steppe bison and the remains of a cave lion, a hyena, a rhinoceros and even a hippopotamus.
  
The exhibition takes you from the formation of the karst landscape to modern life in the karst region, with clear explanations of each stage of the process, and is at the same time a place where you can touch stalagmites and stalactites, study examples of cave fauna through microscopes, and see analogue and interactive displays of 11,693 caves located around Slovenia. 

Notranjska Museum Postojna
Kolodvorska cesta 3, Postojna
+386 (0)5 721 10 90

Notranjska Museum Postojna - Photo Gallery

Notranjska Museum Postojna – brown bear. Photo: Simon Avsec
Notranjska Museum Postojna – Passenger cart from Postojna Cave. Photo: Simon Avsec
Notranjska Museum Postojna – Interactive display of caves around Slovenia. Photo: Simon Avsec
Notranjska Museum Postojna. Photo: Simon Avsec
Notranjska Museum Postojna – karstology. Photo: Simon Avsec
Notranjska Museum Postojna – Predjama treasure. Photo: Simon Avsec
Notranjska Museum Postojna – steppe bison. Photo: Simon Avsec
Notranjska Museum Postojna – cave bear. Photo: Miha Dolenc

Notranjska Museum Postojna - Video Gallery

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