Mengeš Museum


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Muzej Mengeš
Trdinov trg 10, SI-1234 Mengeš
Phone386 (0) 1 729 1003
Fax386 (0) 1 729 1004
Managed byFranc Jelovšek Cultural Association
 Municipality of Mengeš
Janez Škerlep, Director
Phone386 (0) 31 395 719

The Mengeš Museum, founded in 1995 with an aim to collect, document, conserve, restore, and exhibit local cultural heritage, has its predecessor in the abolished Local Museum Mengeš from 1958. It resides in the former curacy in Mengeš and also engages in research work and publishing.

Collections and exhibitions

The museum comprises numerous collections on geology, palaeontology, ethnography, natural sciences, and biographical legacies. It manages two temporary exhibition venues, Galerija mežnarija and Galerija klet. Some previous exhibitions include: The Oldest Slovenian Beer and its Story about Julij Stare Brewery from the 19th century in Mengeš and other old breweries in Slovenia; the historical exhibition Settlement Images of Mengeš and Surroundings. Exhibitions of art works created at Jelovšek Art Meeting are regularly on display as well as of different artists such as Lojze Perko, Nataša Prestor, and Miki Muster.

Archaeological excavations

In 2001 the Kranj Regional Office of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia authorised the Mengeš Museum to supervise machine excavation in town. A total of 16 graves were excavated. They are dated into the period after 600 AD, the stag tine characterising one of them as the grave of an Avar soldier.

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