Semič Local Museum Collection


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Krajevna muzejska zbirka v Semiču
Štefanov trg 7, SI-8333 Semič
Phone386 (0) 7 356 5200
Managed byBela krajina Museum, Metlika
Tereza Tomaževič, Custodian
Phone386 (0) 31 693 306 (mobile)

A satellite collection of the Bela krajina Museum, Metlika, Semič Local Museum Collection, established in 1973, is situated in a former school house, built in 1931 in the centre of Semič. The museum is dedicated to the Semič history and people and displays also the natural science and viticulture collections. There are also a gallery, a wedding room, and the Semič tourist office. On the façade there is a bust of Lojze Krakar (1926–1995), a poet and translator who was born in Semič. In 2019 the venue and its collections were renovated, focused on the Bela krajina Nature Centre.


The exhibition on the first floor introduces visitors to the history of Semič and its environs and the life of the population from pre-history to the end of the Second World War. The Nature of Bela Krajina, the natural science collection on the ground floor, presents rich flora and fauna of Bela krajina and its protected nature areas.

In the cellar is a viticulture collection restored in period style and separated from the adjacent tasting area by a nearly invisible glass wall. The interior decoration is that of a former Bela Krajina zidanica ("vineyard cottage") still made of wood.

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