Opening hours and admission fees

Grad Tivoli and Švicarija are open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00–18.00. On 24 and 31 December, open from 10.00 to 14.00.
Closed on Mondays, 25 December and 1 January.

Tickets can be purchased at the Info Point until 5.30 pm.

To make viewing of the exhibitions safe and fun, please follow safety precautions to prevent the spread of infection.

We are aware that the current situation only allows for the local population to visit the exhibition and we hope to have some better news about this soon.

Group bookings are organised by prior arrangement. Visits can be made from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
 

Entrance Fee

Adults 5,00 €
Youth from 12 to 18 years of age 3,00 €
High school pupils, students and senior citizens * 2,50 €
Group of adults ** 3,50 €
Group of high school pupils, students and senior citizens 2,00 €
Families *** 9,00 €

•Prices may be subject to change during the Biennial of Graphic Arts in accordance to the marketing plan of the public institution. Visitors are informed about this through its website and notice at the box office.

•The public institution offers free tickets for ICOM, SMD, AICA and Urbana tourist card holders, Friends of the Biennial, children up to the age of 12, journalists, unemployed, visitors with special needs and students of partner art schools.

•Guided tours are included in the price of admission and take place in accordance with the timetable of the public institution, published on its website.

*Pupils, students and senior citizens are obliged to Ticket submit relevant and credible proof of their status.

**For the purposes of these provisions, a group consists of 5 people or more.

***A family consists of at least one adult and two children aged 12 to 18 years, or two adults and one child aged 12 to 18 years.
 

The World’s Attractions at Home!

Opportunity to see famous and selected artworks and museum pieces at an affordable price:

8 € single and 16 € family ticket.

Participating: National Gallery of Slovenia, National Museum of Slovenia, Natural History Museum of Slovenia, National Museum of Contemporary History, Slovenian Theatre Institute, Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, Slovenian School Museum, Ljubljana City Museum and Galleries, Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Museum of Architecture and Design, International Centre of Graphic Arts.
Tickets can be purchased at all of these institutions.

The special offer is valid from 1 July till 30 August 2020.
 

Ljubljana Castles

Adults 11,00 €
Students, high school pupils, senior citizens, a group consists of 15 people or more 5 €
 

Breakfast with art

Only during exhibition time.

On Sundays from 10 am until 12 pm (noon) eat a coffee, natural juice with a croissant ot toast at Caffe Bienale and visit the MGLC Ljubljana current exhibitions.

Price (breakfast and entrance): € 6, children € 2,5.


Photo by Jasna Zabel

Four-legged friends are also welcome

For security reasons, please make sure the animal is on a leash and has a muzzle (with the exception of guide dogs and assistance dogs of the disabled). The animal owner is responsible for the animal and its actions, and must clean up any excrements that may occur.
 

Doors Open Days

Švicarija Day, 8 February and 4 October
Slovenian Cultural Holiday, 8 February
International Museum Day, 18 May
Summer Museum Night, third Saturday in June
Summer in Tivoli, Tuesdays and Thursdays in July
European Cultural Heritage Days, end of September and beginning of October
This Happy Day of Culture, 3 December
 

For visitors with special needs

We carry out adapted guided tours of exhibitions, guided tours with sign language interpreters and 2-hour poster workshops using the subjects of the temporary exhibitions as starting points, conducted by painter Janez Goršek.

Accessibility:

Entry to the ground floor of the MGLC building for people with mobility impairments is only possible with assistance. Toilets are located on the ground floor. The blind and visually impaired can orient themselves in the building with the help of a touch map.

Švicarija has a lift to facilitate access to all floors. Toilets are located on the ground floor. A blind and visually impaired audio and audio guide is available from March.

There is no admission fee for visitors with special needs and their companions.

For assistance please call +386 1 2413 800.

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ARCHIVE

You are invited to view the film "Am I a manager? Yes, I am."

Živa Škodlar Vujić, a long-time curator of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, and Mitja Rotovnik, the first director of Cankarjev dom, who professionally and personally followed the efforts of his friend Zoran Kržišnik, shared their views and memories in a short documentary about the international involvement of the Slovenian art scene. Their account takes us through the extremely dynamic period of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, when Ljubljana became a cosmopolitan cultural centre. These events are illuminated from a cultural and historical perspective by Aleš Gabrič, who talks in the film about, among other things, the development of the managerial mentality in Slovenia and the importance of international cultural events, which distinguish cultural goings-on in Slovenia to this day.

From the MGLC Collection

Jo-ey Tang, The Manual
(Morava Books 14, 2012)
Collection of Art Publications

An FBI manual becomes a book of poetry, together with original microscopic and infrared images. The sculpted text is a meditation of surface and the infinitesimal space above and beneath the surface in the search for evidence.

Jo-ey Tang enacts the circulation and absence of images and objects, as well as the life cycle of ideas. The work takes on various forms of photography, video, sculpture, painting, sound, text and “self-assigned tasks”, spans over many exhibitions and is often seen as both the same and new work, in a constant process of building up and cancelling out. The publication was awarded first prize in the ROOKIE competition (June 2012, www.r-o-o-k-i-e.com), organised by City Gallery Arsenal, Poznań and Morava Publishing House.

The booklet comes in a hardback cover with 64 unpaginated pages and is offset printed in a circulation of 350 copies.

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Milton Glaser, Dylan (1966, offset)
Collection of Art Publications

The story of this poster, which was an insert on Dylan's 1967 album Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, goes as follows. After suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in 1966, the singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was bedridden and rumoured to be dead. To generate positive publicity for his forthcoming album Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, CBS Records commissioned Milton Glaser to design a special poster to be included with the album. Glaser depicted the singer in profile, with his abundant curly hair rendered in saturated colours that stand out from the background. The intense, almost psychedelic colours can also be seen as the spirit of the time and the flower power generation from the second half of the 1960s.

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Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

International Museum Day at MGLC

Tuesday, 18 May, 10.00-21.00
free of charge

You are invited to view and join in the following exhibitions and events!

Invader, Prints on Paper
10.00–18.00
The exhibition is on view at Tivoli Mansion

EVENT
17.00–18.00 
Guided tour of the exhibition: Prints on Paper, conducted by Mitja Velikonja, PhD
To take part in the guided tour, bookings must be made at: trgovina@mglc-lj.si

Sonja Vulpes, Limbo
10.00–18.00
The exhibition is on view at Tivoli Mansion

ONLINE
We have prepared a short film about the artist's creative process.

The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio
10.00–18.00
Permanent display at Švicarija

EVENT
Brane Zorman: The Spirit of the Trees | Touch
20.00
In front of Švicarija

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Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.