Rojstna hiša Matije Čopa
Žirovnica 14, SI-4274 Žirovnica
386 (0) 4 580 1503
386 (0) 4 580 4545
Janez Dolžan, Director
Photocopies of manuscripts and published texts are exhibited on a Biedermeier desk in the centre of the room, and published issues of Čop's works are on view in a showcase. An important element of the exhibition is the multimedia programme, which can be viewed in the adjacent former cellar. A collection of archaeological material from the late Roman upland outpost on Ajdna over Potoki is also on display. The Ajdna site contains archaeological remains from Roman times: 6 residences, sacral objects, and 11 tombs, dating from the 5th to 6th century AD.
The homestead of Matija Čop is also used for a variety of cultural activities organised by the Žirovnica Primary School. Together with the birthplaces of France Prešeren, Fran Saleški Finžgar and Janez Jalen this house is included on the Path of Cultural Heritage route in the Municipality of Žirovnica.