Collections and museum

Numerous museums, collections and exhibitions portray the cultural legacy of this area and uncover secrets from the past.

Discover the rich heritage of our ancestors which is carefully preserved in the collections and museums across Koroška. Get to know the life and customs of this region through interesting presentations and items of venerable past. Ore mining, development of ironmongery, numerous crafts and farm chores open up a memory of hearty and dedicated stories that have left their mark. Take a peek at the past and feel the power of immense creativity which in its own way gave meaning to the hard life and enabled the development of this region.

Koroška Regional Museum, Slovenj Gradec Museum

Take a walk on the medieval town walls and around the town with over 750 years old town privileges, and relive the pulse of the Koroška past through permanent and temporary exhibitions.

See the impressive collection of Jakob Soklič, visit one of the oldest churches where Old Slavic graves were discovered, and learn about the life and works of composer Hugo Wolf.

The Slovenj Gradec Museum of the Koroška Regional Museum is located in the town centre and proudly presents an extensive collection of Jakob Soklič, a priest, collector and the first museum expert in Slovenj Gradec. His collection includes 1,800 items in the fields of archaeology, ethnology, cultural history, fine arts and non-European cultures. You can find an authentic contact with the past in the Church of St. George in Legen, where archaeologists discovered Old Slavic graves which are on display through a glass walking surface. Slovenj Gradec also played an important role during the times of the Roman Empire which is highlighted by the Božanskim Manom exhibition. The Birth House of Hugo Wolf with its permanent exhibition held in a historical living space from the late 19th century presents the life and work of the famous composer through all periods of his active, extravagant and also tragic life, with special emphasis on his childhood in Slovenj Gradec.

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