Kumrovec old village is located on the left bank of the river Sutla, which acts as the border between Croatia and Slovenia, just 60 km from Zagreb city.
Here is located an ethnographic museum, which shows the life of an old settlement of Zagorje and old-fashioned crafts.
The main sight is the “Old village of Kumovec” museum with the house of the old leader of Yugoslavia – Josip Broz Tito.
This is the only open-air museum in Croatia which, with its look and the exhibits it has, returns us to the turn of the 20th century.
In the 18 objects occupying the area of about 1,560 square metres, there are found permanent exhibitions demonstrating the trades traditional for the population of Zagorje: smithing, the smithy of the Broz family, a cart repair guild, pottery, making wooden children’s toys and folk music instruments, the process of manufacturing cloth out of hemp and flax, the medicine of that time, candle-making, basket weaving.
You can see an old school with a classroom and teaching materials of the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, and a photo exhibition, which documentally demonstrates the process of the reconstruction of the “Old village Kumovec” museum.
The exhibits of the museum show the visitors the spiritual and the material culture of the population of the northwestern part of the Croatian Zagorje.
The address of Kumrovec old village
Kumrovec bb, Kumrovec
Kumrovec on map of Croatia