The proteus among us

permanent exhibition

in short

The exhibition is dedicated to the proteus (also known as the olm) – undoubtedly the most famous cave animal in the world, which was also the first to get its own scientific description.
The exhibition Proteus among us / Razstava Človeška ribica med nami
© Foto V. Leban

Visitor entrance

Notranjska Museum Postojna
Kolodvorska 3
6230 Postojna

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Notranjski muzej Postojna

in detail

The exhibition is not only focused on the biology related to the proteus, but also on other important aspects: the history of studies of this ever-mysterious animal, the way the proteus is presented to the public in Postojna and elsewhere, the significance of its protection, and above all on how often the image of the proteus is used for various purposes in Slovenia and outside of its borders.
odrasli 3,00 / popuščanj 2,00 EUR (skupina 0,50 popust) / Občani Notranjsko-kraške regije, vsako prvo nedeljo v mesecu brezplačno / 8. februar – kulturni praznik, 18. maj – dan muzejev brezplačno

/// adult 3,00 / concession 2,00 EUR (group tickets 0,50 discount on the regular price) / First Sunday of every month for the citizens of Inner-Carst region free entrance / 8 Februar, 18 May free entrance
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Opening Times

11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
May - September:
Everyday 11:00-18:00

October - April:
Mo-Fr 9:00-15:00
Sat, Sun 11:00-16:00

Museum is closed on 1.1., 1.11., 25.12. - The exhibition portal for Europe