Park of Military History Pivka

The Park of Military History is a museum and tourist centre housed in the complex of the old army barracks in Pivka. The barracks were built by the Kingdom of Italy around 1930 for the defence of the Rapallo border, while the Yugoslav People's Army resided in the premises between 1945 and 1991. The Park of Military History has been developing here since 2004 and has now become Slovenia's largest museum complex and one of the largest military history complexes in this part of Europe. Many important exhibitions and collections are on display. The most interesting is the exhibition on the formation of the country of Slovenia and the war for its independence in 1991. Visitors are also intrigued by the tank, artillery and aircraft collections as well as the submarine, which is the Park's biggest and most exciting exhibit.

The Park of Military History also includes the Alpine Wall fortification on Primož Hill. The Alpine Wall was a system of fortifications, which the Italian army built along its entire land frontier between the First and the Second World War. An education trail leads to the fortification. You can also visit the inside of the underground fortress with a guide and explore the 500 m of underground tunnels. Serious hikers can walk the Circular Trail of Military History (4 hours), which connects the Park of Military History, the fortification on Primož Hill, the village of Šilentabor above Zagorje, and the Narin tourist village.

You can enjoy local dishes with a hint of military cuisine in the pleasant ambiance of the Kantina museum restaurant. The delicious military pasulj is part of the standard daily offer. Wine lovers will find a cellar stocked with bottles from excellent Slovenian winemakers. The museum shop, located at the entrance into the museum centre, is well stocked with souvenirs, local products, and books, while militaria and various models of military vehicles always prove to be the most eye-catching.


July, August: 

May, June, September, October;
Monday-Friday: 10:00-16:00
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays: 10:00-18:00

March, April;
Monday-Friday: 11:00-15:00
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, school holidays: 10:00-16:00

January, February, November, December;
Monday-Friday: 11:00-14:00
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, school holidays: 10:00-16:00

CLOSED: 25 December and 1 January

Price: 20.3€


Park vojaške zgodovine Pivka
Kolodvorska cesta 51
6257 Pivka

T: 00386 0 31 775 002


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