Visitor Information

Opening hours


MAO is open

from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a. m. – 6 p. m.


Exceptions to the opening hours

24th, 31st December, 10 a. m. – 2 p. m.


MAO is closed on Mondays, on 1 January, 1 November, 25 December



MAO is closed from 18. to 20. November 2023 due to renovation works. The next exhibition opens December 1st 2023.


How to reach us

Rusjanov trg 7, 1000 Ljubljana

Telefon: 01 548 42 70


By public transport / bus

20 Nove Stožice-Fužine

22 Kamna Gorica-Fužine

On foot or by bike

A beautiful cycling and walking trail will take your from Ljubljana city centre to our museum.


7,00 €
Schoolchildren, students, seniors
3,50 €
Family (1–2 adults and children)
12,50 €
European Youth Card holders
1,30 €
Sundays at MAO
Sunday creative workshops for children
3,00 €
Exhibition admission fee for a parent/carer accompanying their child
3,00 €
Free admission
Every first Sunday in the month, International Museum Day, Summer Museum Night; preeschool children, disabled persons, unemployed persons, attendants, journalists, members of professional associations, ICOM card holders
Guided for adults
8,00 €/pers.
Guided tour for preschool and schoolchildren, secondary school children, students
4,00 €/pers.
Guided tour and workshop (preschool and schoolchildren, secondary school children students)
4,50 €
Thematic workshop (preschool and schoolchildren)
3,00 €/pers.
free admission for people with disabilities and their companions
Group guided tours of Ljubljana
5,00 €
Preschool and school children, secondary schoolchildren, students, seniors
4,00 €
Guided tour by boat
Adults, students, seniors
10,00 €
Preschool and schoolchildren, secondary school children
5,00 €
Birthday at MAO
10 people or less
100,00 €
11 to 20 people
120,00 €
more than 20 people
140,00 €


When it was founded in 1972, the museum’s library collection consisted only of Plečnik’s library. It continued to grow and expand over the years that followed, particularly through private collections donated to the museum by renowned architects, among them Dušan Grabrijan, Jaroslav Foerster, Ivo Spinčič, Drago Umek, Jaroslav Černigoj, Pavel Göstl, and Stanko Rohrman; and photographers Damjan Gale and Stojan Kerbler; and others. Today, the library consists of approximately 10,000 monographs on architecture, design, and photography, and more than 4,500 issues of specialized serial publications. Its archive of Slovenian and foreign magazines is particularly extensive. Since 1972, a part of the library’s work has been dedicated to documenting and keeping a record of articles relating to museum activities.


Opening hours

Monday–Friday: 10 a. m. – 2 p. m.


Head Librarian: Neli Grafenauer

01/5484 281


New exhibitions and inspirations are best shared over a good cup of coffee. Offering a unique experience of Slovenian architecture and design, café MAO is furnished with a range of celebrated Slovenian design donated to MAO specifically for this purpose by visitors and renowned Slovenian architects and designers.


Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 9 a. m. – 6 p. m.
Closed: Mondays, 1 January, 1 November, 25 December

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