One of the best preserved ironworkers houses in Kropa can be visited by prior arrangement.
This typical house where ironworkers and blacksmiths once worked is one of the best preserved houses in Kropa. The interior of the Fovšaritnica Museum House attests to the life of families in Kropa in the past.
The ground floor was originally home to ironworking families, whilst on the first floor and the two attic levels blacksmith families lived packed closely together. The original floorplan with five living areas has been preserved.
Today the owner of the house lives on the ground floor, whilst the upper floors contain an enthusiasts collection of ethnological museum items that show the life of families in Kropa during and after the time of the ironworks.
The multi-level house next to Kropa's central square got its name from 'fovšija' (envy). During the times of the ironworks, as was the case in the majority of ironworkers houses, multiple families lived in the house. According to local tales, there were once 72 people living in the Fovšaritnica house at the same time. In Kropa's rented accommodation kitchens were substituted by a group hallway where there were several fireplaces. Since all the housewives cooked there, they could easily see what others had in their pots and the contents were probably often the subject of 'fovšija' – envy.
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The house and museum collections are on view from April to November by prior arrangement.
3 € per person, additional cost 15 € for groups up to 10 visitors
A drama sketch in local dialect, tasting of traditional Kropa food, workshops.
The history of iron forging particularly comes to life through numerous models which will be set in motion just for you.
In the 200-year-old house there is a preserved black kitchen and an exhibition about famous villagers and notable sights of interest in Kamna Gorica.
You will be fascinated by the preserved foundry for the hand forging of nails, the only of its type in Slovenia.