Native Museum Donja Kupčina

Near the winding stream of Kupa river, the village of Donja Kupčina cultivates a love for the preservation of cultural heritage, which led to the founding of Donja Kupčina Native Museum, the second largest open-air museum in Croatia.

This Native Museum includes a unique set of farm houses – typical wooden houses along with farm buildings, and exhibited ethnographic objects that testify to life in these parts at the end of the 19th and early 20th century.The buildings are of great historical importance as they represent the original residential buildings of the Pisarovina area.

Each building represents different segments from the life of the population at that time, and they are all interconnected by a courtyard dominated by an old well.

Each of the wooden rural buildings contains valuable ethnographic items such as traditional home furnishings with ceramic, iron and wooden utility items; textile processing equipment and rich textile inventory; agricultural tools and lifting and hauling tools; as well as many other objects.

Walking through the museum you can find out how people used to live in family cooperatives, how they farmed the land, and also find out how the loom works.

With the preservation of a rich ethnographic collection, within the museum, the tradition of the local area is also maintained through educational workshops for children and all other participants that can learn the techniques of making traditional holiday decorations and get to know the cultural and natural heritage of the area.

Location

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday : 9:00 – 13:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00