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Bartolomei Mansion

The museum collection is housed in Villa Bartolomei in the middle of an architectural complex and park of Žabji kraj in Solkan. Here are located the History Department and Conservation and Restoration Workshop. Villa Bartolomei is a two-storey building with preserved late Baroque elements visible particularly in the northern facade with a central axis and a massive stone portal on the ground-floor.

The building which had been damaged in the 1976 earthquake was acquired in 1980 by the Gorica Museum for its recent history collection. In the following year, the interior was converted into a museum exhibition facility by architect Bogdan Mikuž.

The Bartolomei Villa is a countryside mansion of a middle class family from Gorica, who lived here periodically until the Second World War. After the expropriation from the owners, the post-war authority dedicated the villa to the secret police UDBA, this is where the Nova Gorica Prison was located.

Today, the Villa houses the Goriška Museum. There are several permanent collections open to the public. Finds from the time when our territory was traversed and invaded by Langobards are found on the first floor, and objects related to the activity of restoration are exhibited for the most part of other two floors. There is a library located in the new premises which is considered to be the richest museum library in Slovenia. The main collections of the Goriška Museum are found a few kilometres away at Kromberk Castle.

By the end of March, the villa will be open only on weekends (and 8 th February) from 14:00 to 18:00. The museum collection can also be visited outside opening hours by a previous appointment. 

Entrance fee:

  • Adults: 3 €
  • Children (6+ years), students, pensioners, sponsors: 1,5 €
  • Groups: 2 € per person
  • Family ticket: 6 €​

Combined ticket for all the locations (valid 7 days from the day of purchase):

  • Adults: 7 €
  • Children (6+ years), students, pensioners, sponsors: 3 €
  • Groups: 5 € per person
  • Family ticket: 12 €



Pod vinogradi 2, 5250 Solkan, Slovenia


Goriški muzej - Vila Bartolomei
Pod vinogradi 2, Solkan, Slovenia
t.: +386 (0)5 335 98 11, 333 11 40