The Slovenian School Museum is one of the oldest national museums in Slovenia (established in 1898).
The permanent exhibition, located in the former Ursuline school, is called “Educational System in Slovenia through Centuries” and is a presentation of the development of the educational system in Slovenia from the first known beginnings to present days. The contents of the collection are complemented by ambiental installations, sound, computer and movie presentations, and a model of an old classroom demonstrating the “live play of history”. These “lessons of our grandfathers and grandmothers” are a mixture of spontaneous learning and entertainment. The visitors can re-live, through a vigilant eye of the “schoolmistress”, the school environment of 1900’s (natural history – the cat, well manners, and arithmetic) or of 1930’s (calligraphy). During the lesson from the period of the SHS Kingdom (Yugoslavia) the professor teaches her pupils about “the birth of the Yugoslav nation”.
The Slovenian School Museum also presents temporary exhibitions with interesting complementary events; the renovated reading room provides perfect working conditions.