Mastodon Collection

permanent exhibition

in short

In the former stables prehistoric finds of two spices of mastodon, predecessors of today's elephant, are exhibited. They were discovered in 1964 in Škale near Velenje.
Mastodon
© Muzej Velenje

Visitor entrance

Velenje Castle
Ljubljanska 54
3320 Velenje
Slovenia 

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in detail

Mastodons strode in Šaleška dolina valley about two million years ago. The most interesting item is a plastic mastodon in natural size, made from polyester by academic sculptor Dora Novak. The bones of mastodon are exhibited in the glass cases. On the wall hangs an impressive oil painting by Tomaž Perk showing Šaleška dolina valley in the beginning of the ice age.
Admission
2,50 / 1,80 EUR /// Joint museum ticket for Slovene Coalmine Museum and Velenje Museum: 9,50 / 7,00 EUR
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Opening Times

Sun
10:00 - 18:00
Mon
-
Tue
10:00 - 18:00
Wed
10:00 - 18:00
Thu
10:00 - 18:00
Fri
10:00 - 18:00
Sat
10:00 - 18:00
Zaprto (closed): ponedeljek (Monday)

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