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Brewery Museum
Brewery Museum
 

The Union Brewery is proud of its rich history and wishes to pass one of the oldest industrial heritages in Ljubljana to future generations.

It was for this reason that the Brewery Museum was established in 1987; indeed, it was the first museum of brewing in the territory of Slovenia and one of the largest on the European continent. The Museum is not merely a reminder of the past, it also aims to help people understand the significance of the development of new technologies. The collection is the consequence of nearly 15 years of collecting and preparation, and is the fruit of the enthusiasm of former employees who helped protect this heritage from destruction.

Distinguished by two characteristic chimneys, the Museum is arranged in the attic of the old malt-house, itself a listed building, in the old brewery yard at the intersection of Ruska and Celovška streets. The collection, which is divided into subject-related departments, features a comprehensive overview of the story of the Union Brewery, historical insight into brewing, the cooper's trade, transport, inn keeping and cellarmanship, casks, bottles, labels and brewery marketing.

A visit to Pivovarna Union

Pivovarna Union is open for public visits every weekday by prior appointment. The opening times for visitors are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is required on open days, held on the first Tuesday of every month, when the tours are organised every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Apart from the brewery museum and the exhibition of Pivovarna Union's milestones, a visit to our production facilities is included in the programme, as well as a possibility to taste our beverages at the end of the tour.

Admission fees for the visit:

  • EUR 6
  • EUR 3 – discounted admission for youth, senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Individuals accompanying persons with disabilities may take the tour free of charge. The visit, including the tasting of beverages, lasts for about two hours.

For any additional information or an appointment please call

Visits of the Brewery Museum for guests of the Union Pub:

Guests of the Union Pub may from now on visit the Brewery Museum and the Pivovarna Union's Milestones Exhibition from Monday-Saturday at 5 p.m.

Prices:

  • Children under 6 - free entrance

  • Youth under 18 - EUR 3
    The price includes a sample of a 0.5 L of Sola Ice Tea in a PET bottle

  • Adults - EUR 5
    The price includes a sample of 0.5 L of Union pale lager