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Walk through the past...

The museum's collections contain archaeological and cultural and historical movable heritage from 23 municipalities.

We strive to be friendly, enthusiastic, responsive and socially responsible to our visitors, neighbours, guests and colleagues.

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Where do I come from? Who am I? Where am I going?
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PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Between the Glamour and the Misery of the Middle Ages
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PERMANENT EXHIBITION

First Touch
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PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Beginnings
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PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Ars pharmaceutica - the art of pharmacy
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CHILDREN IN THE MUSEUM

We are passing on the past to the youngest for the future.

MARIBOR CASTLE

Today's Maribor Castle is made up of two parts. The first is the administrative court of the Prince of the Land, built between 1478 and 1481, and the second is the NW part of the city's fortification system (castle bastion and lodge).

In 1620, with the ownership of the Counts of Khislov, the final transformation of the manor into a residential castle began, including the construction of a knight's hall and the addition of a Loreto chapel. After 1727, the castle passed into the ownership of the Counts of Brandis, who added a new staircase, built a bastion and completed the Knights' Hall. In 1871, the castle was cut in half with the layout of today's Castle Street. In 1933, the castle was bought by the municipality of the time, and the Maribor Regional Museum moved in in 1938.

ENTRANCE

LORETO CHAPEL

The chapel was built in 1655 and modelled after the Santa Casa Chapel in Loreto near Ancona. In the presbytery, a statue of the Black Virgin and Child is preserved in a niche.

THE CASTLE CELLAR

The castle cellar is part of the basement of the administrative court, which was built in 1478. It is decorated with frescoes painted in 1940 by Matej Sternen for the restaurant located there, at that time, called the Castle Cellar. Before that, the room was decorated with frescoes by Viktor Cotič. After the Second World War, this room was also used for museum purposes. Since 2006, it has been used for the exhibition Beginnings, and since 2010 for the exhibition First Touch.

CASTLE STAIRCASE

The castle staircase was built between 1747 and 1749 on the site of an earlier entrance with a stair tower. It is famous for its stone balustrade decorated with statues of 16 boys. The statues symbolize various sciences, arts, economic activities, and more. They are accompanied by metaphors of the seasons and the goddesses Ceres and Diana.

ARCHAEOLOGY


THE DEEP CELLAR

After 1620, the Counts of Khisli broke through the main building with a porch, which gave new access to the eastern courtyard. At the same time, the previously unified cellar was separated and its northern part, today called the deep cellar, was newly vaulted.

NORTH CELLAR

In 1591, the cellar was built, and two floors above it - the first containing a kitchen and a storeroom, the second two rooms. Since 2010, the basement has been used for the exhibition Ars Pharmaceutica - the Art of Pharmacy.

CASTLE BASTION

The castle bastion was built between 1555 and 1562 by the plans of Domenico dell'Alio. In 1750, it was bought by the Counts of Brandis, the first floor was added, and incorporated into the castle. In 2004, the embankment was removed from its northeastern corner. Since 2007, the ground floor has been used for the exhibition Between the Glamour and Misery of the Middle Ages. Since 2014, the first floor has been used as a viewing depot for the painting collection, and since 2015 as a viewing depot for the sculpture collection.

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MARIBOR CASTLE

Today's Maribor Castle is made up of two parts. The first is the administrative court of the Prince of the Land, built between 1478 and 1481, and the second is the NW part of the city's fortification system (castle bastion and lodge).

In 1620, with the ownership of the Counts of Khislov, the final transformation of the manor into a residential castle began, including the construction of a knight's hall and the addition of a Loreto chapel. After 1727, the castle passed into the ownership of the Counts of Brandis, who added a new staircase, built a bastion and completed the Knights' Hall. In 1871, the castle was cut in half with the layout of today's Castle Street. In 1933, the castle was bought by the municipality of the time, and the Maribor Regional Museum moved in in 1938.

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