Ptuj through the centuries

Ptuj-Ormož Regional Museum

Museum’s most famous collections are showcased at the Ptuj Castle. Some of the most interesting collections are a collection of arms with over 500 pieces of cold weapons and fire arms, as well as armor and other protection gear used between the 15th and 20th century, and the extensive collection of old musical instruments.

The castle’s rooms with their furniture and art from the period between the 16th and 20th centuries are a special treat.

They exhibited pieces include Brussels tapestries and turquerie art – paintings with Turkish motifs from the 17th century.


Ptuj-Ormož Regional Museum

Na Gradu 1

2250 Ptuj


Opening hours:

- from 15 October to 30 April: every day from 9 AM to 5 PM;

- from 1 May to 14 October: every day from 9 AM to 6 PM;

- Saturdays and Sundays in July and August from 9 AM to 8 PM;

- on 24 and 31 December and on Shrove Tuesday from 9 AM to 12 PM;


Closed on 1 January, 1 November, 25 December and Easter.


T: + 386 (0)2 748 03 60




Entrance fees:


The Castle Gallery showcases late Gothic statues and panel paintings, as well as paintings from late 16th century to 18th century. The Collection of Glass Paintings features religious motifs on glass that decorated rural homes between the 18th and 20th centuries. The Ptuj Castle Throughout the Centuries exhibition shows the Castle Hill through archaeological periods, and the history of the building and owners of the castle.

Are you familiar with the traditional carnival characters from Ptuj and its surroundings? The Kurent or korent is the most famous and popular one, however there is a diversity of other characters, who are presented in the museum’s ethnographic collection.

The Museum shop sells books, tourist guides, high-quality souvenirs, and unique products.