The public institution KNOWLEDGE CENTRE was established in 2009 and consists of 3 units: Adult education centre, Notranjska museum Postojna and Cultural centre. It takes care of adult education, tourism, culture and other activities for Postojna Municipality and the Inner-Karst Region and performs public service in museums. The whole institution has 15 employees. The Adult Education Centre has over 50 year tradition as open learning centre, aiming at developing new approaches in learning and at assuring good learning conditions for adults.
The exhibition Karst museum combines the presentation of the physical karst and human life in the karst, from the earliest settlements to the development of cave tourism and caving, as well as special adjustments that were dictated by the stony karst landscape, which are today, among other things, reflected in the remarkable architecture.The exhibition presents all the karst phenomena and explains their formation. A karst landscape can appear only where there are water-soluble rocks like limestone and dolomite. This area started to evolve 100 million years ago in shallow coral seas, which is evident by fossils of shellfish, snails and fish. When it rose from the sea 50 million years ago, karst phenomena began to appear on the surface.
With the Karst Museum exhibition we have become the first museum on karst in Slovenia and Europe.