Črnomelj Municipal Museum

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Mestna muzejska zbirka Črnomelj

Ulica Mirana Jarca 3, SI-8340 Črnomelj

Phone

386 (0) 7 305 6530

Fax

386 (0) 7 305 6531

Janez Weiss, Head of Museum Department



Phone

386 (0) 40 683 502







Opened in 1997 in Črnomelj Castle, Črnomelj Municipal Museum presents the historical development of the town and its significant natural and cultural heritage. The permanent exhibition was modernised in 2003.


History of Črnomelj

Sources first mention the settlement in 1228 under the name of Schirnomel, it became a town in 1497, in the period of the Turkish invasions. The economic development of Črnomelj accelerated after the construction of the Novo mesto–Črnomelj–Karlovac railway, completed in 1914. In the interwar period, the town obtained its first steam-powered saw-mill and foundry, and a brown coal mine opened in Kanižarica. During World War II Črnomelj was occupied by the Italians. On 19–20 February 1944, the first assembly of SNOS, the Slovene Parliament, was held in Črnomelj's cultural hall. After the war, industry started to develop and bridges and buildings which had been destroyed were soon renovated or rebuilt.

Črnomelj Castle

The castle, situated in the historical centre of Črnomelj, has passed several phases of construction from its establishment in the 13th century. It incorporates a few Gothic portals. Today it is a two-storey four-winged building with an atrium and an accent at the west wing. There are three plaques built in the outer structure, commemorating the District Committee of the National Liberation, the Founding Assembly of the Slovene Association of Journalists, and Matija Malešič (b. 1933), a native lawyer and ambassador.

Besides Črnomelj Municipal Museum, the castle also houses the seat of the Črnomelj Municipality and Tourist Information Centre.

Display

On the ground floor are presented Roman tombstones found on Ločki Okljuk. In two small rooms on the first floor, the history of the town of Črnomelj is shown from prehistoric times to the middle of the 20th century, with an emphasis on the town's social activities, economic development and industrialisation. Several items linked with the history of the town are displayed, including an installation of a worker's kitchen from the middle of the 20th century.

A permanent exhibition of works by Božidar Jakac (1899–1989) featuring Bela krajina motifs was opened in the gallery of the Črnomelj Municipal Museum in 1999.

See also

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