Where else more appropriate could the Iron Forging Museum be located than in the village of Kropa
, the cradle of Slovene iron forging? A centuries-old tradition comes together in the mighty Klinar House which is situated in the middle of the square and was the first technical museum in Slovenia. The history of iron forging comes alive with the help of several models which will be set in motion just for you.
The Iron Forging Museum in Kropa demonstrates the entire iron working process: from iron ore to a spike. In addition to the technical and historical presentation of manual iron forging, the museum also portrays how life used to be in Kropa and its surrounds. The museum features an exhibition of wrought-iron creations made by the iron-forging master, Joža Bertoncelj, a native of Kropa.
The museum offers guided tours, curator-led tour and presentation of traditional nail-making techniques in an old nail shop (vigenjc Vice), practical classes by prior arrangement, use of library, historic records and photo collection for study purposes, screening of videos about blacksmiths.
March, April, November and December
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8.00-15.00
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.00-12.00, 15.00-17.00
Children: 2.00 EUR
Adults: 3.00 EUR
Families: 7.00 EUR
Combined tickets for the Iron Forging Museum and Vice Forge are also available.
Children: 3.00 EUR
Adults: 4.00 EUR
Iron Forging Museum Kropa
Kropa 10, Kropa
Tel. : ++386 4 533 72 00
Web site : www.muzeji-radovljica.si
GPS Northing (N) : 46,2892
GPS Easting (E) : 14,2038