The Posavje Museum Brežice

Brežice

Rich history, culture and art.
Discover the Posavje Museum Brežice.

It is supposed that the castle was built in the 12th century on a small slope on the left bank of the Sava River, separating Styria and Carniola. It was built by the Salzburg people in order to serve administrative and defence purposes. Next to it grew a city that obtained town privileges by means of a charter in 1353. A two-storey castle, built in the middle of the 16th century, is the most magnificent building in Brežice; it was built in the place where once stood a castle that had been destroyed during the all-Slovenian peasant uprising in 1515.


In peaceful times, the Attems, a noble aristocratic family, turned the castle into a residence. A large imperial staircase, a chapel and a Knights' all are painted; the latter was restored in 2011 and stands for a unique example of the baroque secular wall painting in Slovenia.

Now it hosts concerts and other performances; while attending these events your mind travels between the scenes from the Roman and Greek mythology.

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Since 1949, the Posavje Museum Brežice has been representing the heritage of the Posavje from its oldest days up to the present time. The prehistoric period is reflected in an archaeological collection.

How the people of the Posavje lived, worked, prayed and expressed themselves through painting in the 19th and 20th centuries is revealed in more than a hundred exhibits included in an ethnological collection. The collection Kmečki upori in reformacija (Peasant revolts and the Reformation) contains the first printed words in the Slovene language “Le vkup, le vkup, uboga gmajna” (Unite, unite oppressed peasants) which are written on the wall. The exhibition Bürger - mestjan – meščan (Bürger – burgher – bourgeois) welcomes us in a 1900 salon overlooking the city street and showing an insight into the intimacy of the bourgeois bedroom. The exhibition Pod devetimi zastavami: Posavje 1900 – 1990 (Under nine flags: the Posavje 1900 – 1990) is the right place to familiarize yourselves with the history of the 20th century. In a section covering art history there is a display of the secular and ecclesiastical heritage of the Posavje as well as a gallery of works by Alenka Gerlovič.

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Since 1949, the Posavje Museum Brežice has been representing the heritage of the Posavje from its oldest days up to the present time. The prehistoric period is reflected in an archaeological collection.

How the people of the Posavje lived, worked, prayed and expressed themselves through painting in the 19th and 20th centuries is revealed in more than a hundred exhibits included in an ethnological collection. The collection Kmečki upori in reformacija (Peasant revolts and the Reformation) contains the first printed words in the Slovene language “Le vkup, le vkup, uboga gmajna” (Unite, unite oppressed peasants) which are written on the wall. The exhibition Bürger - mestjan – meščan (Bürger – burgher – bourgeois) welcomes us in a 1900 salon overlooking the city street and showing an insight into the intimacy of the bourgeois bedroom. The exhibition Pod devetimi zastavami: Posavje 1900 – 1990 (Under nine flags: the Posavje 1900 – 1990) is the right place to familiarize yourselves with the history of the 20th century. In a section covering art history there is a display of the secular and ecclesiastical heritage of the Posavje as well as a gallery of works by Alenka Gerlovič.

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The last part of the museum is dedicated to the memory of the founder, a caring collector, a longtime director of the museum (1949-1963) and a painter Franjo Stiplovšek. In this last exhibition room you have the opportunity to leave your impressions for us who create the life of the castle and the museum.

In addition, Brežice castle also has a special room for weddings in one of the most beautiful baroque halls, as well as it hosts different concerts, various cultural events and celebrations, events, performances, workshops etc.

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Contacts

Address:

The Posavje Museum Brežice
Cesta prvih borcev 1, SI – 8250 Brežice (Slovenia, EU)

Phone:

+386 7 466 05 17 / +386 31 708 737