|Hrovača 42, SI-1310 Ribnica|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 836 1095|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 836 9936|
|Janez Škrabec, General Manager|
|Polona Lovšin, Curator|
Škrabec Homestead consists of a house (originally a stretched home), a granary (dated on the transverse beam in 1838 together with the inscription of the owner Anton Shrabdz), a hay-rack and newly built pigsty and barn, and has a typical plan like most of the homesteads in Hrovača. Reconstruction of the homestead took place from 1996 by conservator ethnologist Vito Hazler and architect Božidar Rot and was opened to the public in 2002.
The plaque commemorating the birth of Stanislav Škrabec was built in the street façade in 1920, as well as a relief portrait of Stanislav Škrabec made by France Kralj.
Exhibitions and events
Furnished in period style, the homestead contains artefacts depicting the history of the house and its inhabitants – the Škrabec family – up to the 20th century. The homestead is also used for the display of specially-commissioned contemporary sculpture works and is used as a venue for many cultural events, literary readings and discussions, which take place in a barn. The awards and scholarships are given annually in the homestead by Stanislav Škrabec's Association. It hosts the "Bean Day" when, using old recipes, the housewives of Hrovača prepare dishes from a specific type of bean, called ribnčan.
The permanent exhibition in the barn presents the inhabitants of Ribniška dolina and their relation to wood, wooden products, and pottery. Besides traditional pottery and wooden-ware, some kitchen utensils and glass products of the Riko Urban Collection are on display, as to continue a rich trade heritage in the direction of unique industrial design.
Outside the barn stand sculptures of four Slovene sculptors:, , , and . The interior is completed with works by and Mirsad Begić as well.