The Koroška Regional Museum

Museum Ravne na Koroškem

The Koroška Regional Museum

The Koroška Regional Museum is an important institution in Koroška responsible for the protection of movable cultural heritage in the twelve municipalities of the Koroška region. Furthermore, the museum also collaborates with Slovenians in Austrian Carinthia. The museum consists of four units, including the museum in Ravne na Koroškem, which was founded in 1953. The tasks of the museum are the collection, protection, and presentation of cultural heritage in the field of economic history with a focus on iron industry. The museum is connected to the Path of Slovene Iron Culture as well as with the European Iron Trail. The ‘Mati fabrika (Mother Factory) – the Ravne Ironworks’ permanent exhibition is located in the former ‘Štauharija’ factory. It presents the development of the company and the city in the time of socialism. The ‘Zakladi Fužin’ (the Treasures of Ironworks) exhibition is also on display. It is a part of the Geopark Karavanke project and presents the geological features in the area of the municipality of Ravne na Koroškem and the natural conditions in the Meža, the Mislinja, and the Drava valleys. In the ‘Zakladi Fužin’ (the Treasures of Ironworks) exhibition, the mines and ironworks of the region are presented, as well as the people who had left important traces in the development of mining and iron industry by the mid 20th century. These are the Count Thurn family, the Rosthorn brothers, and Žiga Zois.




              

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