Notranjska Museum Postojna

Region Littoral–Inner Carniola Statistical Region
Starting point Notranjska Museum Postojna Address: Kolodvorska cesta 3, 6230 Postojna
route duration 1h – the entire day :)
Best time to visit All year
Appropriate for Baby Strollers , Baby Carriers , 1-3 years of age , 3-6 years of age , 6+ years of age
Level of difficulty Undemanding route

Route Description

Have you visited Postojna Cave, but were not allowed to touch the cave stalactites? Have you been to the Predjama Castle, where you have heard all about the brave knight Erasmus of Predjama?

The Notranjska Museum in Postojna reveals many secrets of the mysterious karst world. Children of all ages can have an unforgettable experience, touch real stalactites and explore museum exhibitions!

Do your kids love the Ice Age or Night at the Museum movies? At the Notranjska Museum in Postojna, 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. Children can even try assembling a bear skeleton. 

The kids will get to know the “human fish” more closely and study examples of cave fauna through microscopes. The museum also has a special section for all young researchers, where they can try their hand at dissolving karst limestone like real scientists.

The brave knight, Erasmus of Predjama, defended Predjama Castle from all enemies and guarded a rich treasure chest! The same valuables 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 salt cellar and a pair of candlesticks. 

As a special experience for all who would like to take a break after exploring the museum, we recommend watching a 3D-movie, which will transport you to an old era of caving, when there was no electricity, let alone the red train that goes into the Postojna Cave now. Interesting, isn't it? Since 26 February 2015, the Notranjska Museum in Postojna has been hosting a permanent museum exhibition on karst - the Karst Museum. The Karst Museum exhibition is an important new acquisition of Slovenia and represents a unique point for the presentation of classical karst.

HERE IS A LITTLE HINT FROM THE FAMILY TRIPS TEAM: If you go on this trip by train, you will receive a discount on the entrance fee at the Notranjska Museum in Postojna :). Just show your train ticket at the cashier’s desk. This is so cool, am I right? 

More information on current events and discounts can be found on the following website.

Opening hours:

IN SUMMER (May to October):

Mon: Closed

Tue - Sun: 10:00-18:00

IN WINTER (november - april):

Mon: Closed

Tue - Sun: 10:00-17:00

CLOSED: January 1, November 1, December 25

Price list

Adults: 5 EUR

Pensioners: 3 EUR

Preschool children: 1 EUR

School children, high school students, college students: 3 EUR

Group ticket (10+ people): 3 EUR/PERSON


TIC Galerija

Address: Trg padlih borcev 5, 6230 Postojna

+386 (0)40 122 318

TIC Postojna

Address: Tržaška cesta 59a (ob Mercator centru), 6230 Postojna

+386 (0)64 179 972


Interesting Facts

Welcome to the land of bag makers (“torbarji” in Slovene)!

You must be wondering: “Bag makers? What are bag makers?”. Legend has it that once upon a time there lived a large terrible dragon in Postojna Cave. No one in the area was strong enough to kill the monster and save the people. Fortunately, the resourceful and brave shepherd  named Jakob came to the rescue, who tricked the dragon by bringing him calf skin filled with lime substance for a meal. When the monster drank water after a delicious lunch, it blew up all over! The locals erected a statue at the beginning of the village of Šmihel pod Nanosom in gratitude for the man’s courage. They even made a bag from dragon skin, and since then the people of Postojna have been known as “bag makers” (“torbarji” in Slovene).


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Nearby Restaurants

Gostilna Ob kaminu (“by the fireplace”) Inn

The inn is perfect for lunch or dinner after a day full of adventures and mischief. It boasts a rich tradition and culinary offer. They serve delicious food, such as grilled dishes, pizzas, and baked goods. It is located in the shelter of a green oasis by the Pivka River and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. On weekends, they also play live music and children can more easily wait for food at the playground in the shade of the trees.

Tržaška cesta 88,

6230 Postojna

+386 (0)5 720 15 01

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Did you know the Notranjska Museum throws birthday parties for children?

For your birthday, invite your friends to the Notranjska Museum: together you can make catapults, search for hidden treasure, solve puzzles and create crystals.