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Preserving the Past for the Future

Preserving the Past for the Future

Škofja Loka Castle <em>Photo: Sašo Kočevar</em>
Škofja Loka Castle Photo: Sašo Kočevar
Škofja Loka Castle <em>Photo: Sašo Kočevar</em>
Škofja Loka Castle Photo: Sašo Kočevar
Preserving the Past for the Future <em>Photo: Janez Pelko</em>
Photo: Janez Pelko
Preserving the Past for the Future <em>Photo: Janez Pelko</em>
Photo: Janez Pelko
Preserving the Past for the Future <em>Photo: Janez Pelko</em>
Photo: Janez Pelko
Preserving the Past for the Future <em>Photo: Janez Pelko</em>
Photo: Janez Pelko
Preserving the Past for the Future <em>Photo: Janez Pelko</em>
Photo: Janez Pelko
Preserving the Past for the Future <em>Photo: Janez Pelko</em>
Photo: Janez Pelko
Preserving the Past for the Future <em>Photo: Janez Pelko</em>
Photo: Janez Pelko
Preserving the Past for the Future <em>Photo: Janez Pelko</em>
Photo: Janez Pelko
Preserving the Past for the Future <em>Photo: Janez Pelko</em>
Photo: Janez Pelko
Preserving the Past for the Future <em>Photo: Janez Pelko</em>
Photo: Janez Pelko
Preserving the Past for the Future

Preserving the Past for the Future

The Škofja Loka Museum is housed in the Škofja Loka Castle, whose imposing exterior dominates the town below. The rich museum collections bear witness to the past and the present day of the territory along the Selška and Poljanska Sora rivers, which formed the Škofja Loka Dominion ruled by the Bishops of Freising, Bavaria, back in the day (973-1803).

The Museum's archaeology, history, cultural history, art, ethnology, natural history and sports collections, as well as an open-air museum present the cultural heritage of the Škofja Loka area and also place it in the wider Slovenian and European contexts.

One of the Museum's focuses are exhibitions - the castle houses the Castle Gallery, and two other galleries are located in the town centre, namely the Ivan Grohar Gallery in Mestni Trg and the France Mihelič Gallery in a former granary in Spodnji Trg. The Museum's collections are also on display at the Cankar Batallion House (Dom Cankarjevega bataljona) in Dražgoše and at the Visoko Mansion in Visoko, Poljane Valley.

The Museum serves as a meeting place for different generations and a lively cultural and educational centre. Visitors are kindly invited to a number of activities throughout the year: guided tours, lectures, talks with artists and other interesting guests, study groups, workshops for adults and children etc.

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