Getting to Know the Slovenian Alpine Museum

Who are we and what do we do?

Kranjska Gora, Triglav north wall by Mediaspeed, foto: Jaka ArbutinaSlovenian Tourist Board

At the Slovenian Alpine Museum

The Slovenian Alpine Museum illustrates the development of Slovene mountaineering, climbing and mountain rescue history, interwoven with educational and conservational content.

Slovenian Alpine Museum 3 by Kati ŽvanSlovenian Alpine Museum

Its rich collection of historical objects and artefacts, diversity of photographic, film, book, and museum archives, and an extensive museum library, provide clear insights into the powerful, lasting impact of mountains and mountaineering on Slovene culture.

Each path has its own story by Kati ŽvanSlovenian Alpine Museum

Our Mission

At the Slovenian Alpine Museum, we record, preserve, study and promote Slovenia’s mountaineering heritage and the history of the Slovene alpine conservation areas. 

Workshop for children by Kati ŽvanSlovenian Alpine Museum

Our museum programmes, workshops, lectures and exhibitions are aimed at increasing the popularity of mountaineering in general.

They encourage respect for the alpine natural and cultural heritage in the younger generations, and illustrate the shaping role of mountaineering in defining the Slovenian national identity and the international recognition of Slovenes.

Boat at Lake Bled by Jacob Riglin, Beautiful DestinationsSlovenian Tourist Board

Our mission is underlined and reinforced by our slogan: “Rope team for future ascents

Guests at reception by Matjaž PodlipnikSlovenian Alpine Museum

Our Vision

We implement our mission through events and lectures, temporary exhibitions, public programmes, educational workshops, and presentations of current domestic and foreign mountaineering achievements.

The Slovenian Alpine Museum is also developing into an information centre where visitors can find information on the various exhibitions and accompanying museum events, hiking, and the mountaineering possibilities and tourist attractions in the surrounding area.

Planšarsko lake by Tomo JeseničnikSlovenian Tourist Board

Our Objectives

The systematic processing and studying of the Slovene mountaineering and climbing heritage; to preserve, record, promote and collect it and ensure its accessibility in one place, and in this way to secure the museum’s position as a recognisable, central, national  Slovenian mountaineering museum.

Under the top of Slavnik hill with the view on Slovenian Istria by Jaka IvančičSlovenian Tourist Board

To become a place for socialising, education and entertainment, offering new opportunities to the local community for the development of tourism in Mojstrana, complementing what Kranjska Gora municipality, the Upper Carniola region and Slovenia offers to tourism.

Hiking in Triglav National Park by Hannes BeckerSlovenian Tourist Board

To contribute to raising awareness of the cultural heritage of the Alps, and the conservation and sustainable development of the Alpine region, by including the Triglav National Park and Alpine Convention information points in our programme.

Bikers at bike park Maribor by Jošt GantarSlovenian Tourist Board

To spread our mission in cooperation with the Alpine Association of Slovenia by setting up Slovenian High Level and Mountain Biking Route control points.

Woman in Pokljuka forest by CJ STUDIO d.o.o., photo Ciril JazbecSlovenian Tourist Board

To become a meeting point for the local and wider community and a representative of the local and national identity, attracting a wider public which will be able to associate itself with the museum and its mission.

Events at the museumSlovenian Alpine Museum

We want to create an open space for social dialogue and social responsibility in the 21st century.

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