Šaleška Valley 1941 - 1945

The exhibition presents the period of the Second World War in the Šalek Valley. The Šalek Valley was not on the margin of the events during the national liberation movement. Its inhabitants actively participated in the liberation movement. The occupier listed places of the city municipality of Velenje and the municipalities of Šoštanj and Šmartno ob Paki among some of the most turbulent and rebellios places in the Celje district and enforced numerous harsh measures against the national liberation movement.

The common thread of the exhibition is partisan poet Karel Destovnik – Kajuh. The exhibition also points out two national heroes – Dušan Mravljak – Mrož and Miha Pintar – Toledo. The binding element of the exhibition is the cherry blossom from Kajuh’s poem, which symbolises and singals anti-war thoughts and the message of the exhibition.

Exhibitions and events


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In 1964, extensive earthworks were made in Škale pri Velenju due to the sinking of the land. One of the engineers found remains of large bones. The excavations were carried out by the Institute of...

Between the romanesque and baroque periods

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The exhibition presents the area of the Šalek Valley from the first written mentions of the valley in the 12th century to the end of the 17th century, when its medieval society started to disappear....

Castle Chapel

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The castle chapel, which was newly consecrated in 2016, is located in the north-west defence tower, which was given a new role in the 17th century. The chapel, where quite a few domestic noble...


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The collection displays objects that were collected by the Czech academic sculptor František Foit during his travel and stay in Africa from 1947 to 1971. Everyday objects are on display (small...

Old shop - Reconstruction of a shop with mixed goods from the beginning of the 20th Century

Permanent exhibition

The collection represents a reconstruction of a general merchandise store from the first half of the 20th century. The collection is equipped with original furniture from various shops: market...

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