MEET THE MOST POPULAR AND NUMEROUS TRADITIONAL SLOVENIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC CARNIVAL CHARACTER
Every country – including Slovenia – is proud of its distinguished cultural artefacts and individuals who have carried its name across national borders. One of them is the traditional character of Kurent/Korant, which is well-known not only locally, in Ptuj and its surroundings, but also across Slovenia and the world.
The opening of the KURENT HOUSE places Kurent/Korant in a place of historical importance. It is the result of the efforts of interested societies that have been preserving the heritage of Kurent/Korant and its rituals. The idea for the Kurent House was conceived and realized by the Association of Kurent Societies, which comprises 25 societies with over 1,100 members.
Using modern technologies, visitors can learn about the deep meaning of rituals, which have been preserved in the Dravsko and Ptujsko polje and in Haloze and Slovenske gorice from ancient times to the present day. You can explore Kurent/Korant in an interactive, individualized and globally recognizable way, while the cultural heritage is presented in an experiential and innovative way, effectively preserving it for future generations.
OPENING HOURS IN JANUARY 2024:
In January 2024, the Kurent House will adjust its working hours. The Kurent House will be open:
- from Thursday to Sunday: 12.00-18.00 hours
- It will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
- For larger groups, tours are also possible outside of working hours by prior arrangement.
OPENING HOURS IN FEBRUARY 2024:
During the 64th Kurentovanje between February 3 and 13, 2024, the Kurent House will be open every day between 12 noon and 6 p.m.
Open day on the cultural holiday, February 8:
On the cultural holiday, February 8, we are joining other cultural institutions in Slovenia and organizing an open day at the Kurent house.
Free tours will be available throughout the working hours from 12:00 to 18:00. They will be organized every hour. Advance registration is not necessary, but if visitors want a specific time, they should book a tour by phone or online.
After the end of Kurentovanje and until the end of February 2024:
After the end of the carnival season and until the end of February 2024, the Kurent house will be open from Thursday to Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00.
It will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
By agreement, tours outside working hours are also possible for larger groups.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: from 12:00 to 18:00
Holidays: from 12:00 to 18:00
Kurent house is closed on Tuesdays.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE
You can buy tickets online where available viewing times are also displayed. Tours take place every full hour and by appointment.
The tour allows up to 15 people to enter at the same time.
+386 70 538 476 (during working hours of Kurent house)
Kurent House operates under the auspices of the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO.
Photo: Stanko Kozel
Murkova ulica 7
at Kurent House
Monday-Sunday (except Tuesday):
open during holidays:
+386 (0)70 538 476
(during opening hours)
Kurent House operates under the auspices of the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO