Old shop and inn - Reconstruction of a shop with mixed goods and an inn from the beginning of the 20th Century

The shop dates from around 1930 and is furnished with original equipment from two shops in Šaleška dolina valley: drawers, counter, old cash box, a stand with glass vessel for sweets, a box for storing flour and a petroleum vessel, a drawer for keeping seeds and around 1500 different salable objects from this period.

Today the shop also sells tickets, brochures, souvenirs and sweets.

In inn the original equipment is displayed: simple bar, cupboard, tables and chairs, benches, coat hangers, old gramophone, stove, spittoon. The inn also keeps a rich collection of bottles, siphons and bottles for nonalcoholic drinks called "pokalice" or "kraherli".

Music chest from the end of the 19th century and a wooden refrigerator that does not work on electricity but on ice, are especially interesting. 

Exhibitions and events

Mastodon - Palaeontological collection

Permanent exhibition

In the former stables prehistoric finds of two spices of mastodon, predecessors of today's elephant, are exhibited. They were discovered in 1964 in Škale near Velenje. Mastodons strode in...

Šaleška Valley between the 10th and 17th Century

Permanent exhibition

The exhibition presents Šaleška dolina valley from the first written documents dating from the 12th century until the end of the 17th century at the time of a decline of the Middle Age...

Castle Chapel

Permanent exhibition

In the 17th century the northwest protective tower of the castle was altered into a chapel. It was renovated in 1985 and a collection of baroque art from church St. George in Škale was...

African Collection

Permanent exhibition

The collection is composed of objects gathered by Czech academic sculptor František Foit during his 25 years in Africa. It was renovated in 1998 and is the only collection of this kind in...

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