Cerkno Museum

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
1 hr

Small and friendly museum presents the past of Cerkno, the landscape where two worlds meet – the Alpine and Primorska region, at the historical draughts of different cultures, and the land and country formations. Here was a border of the Venetian Republic in the beginning of the 16th century, here was a border between the Gorica and Carniola regions and later the border between Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, and Yugoslavia later on. The cultural identity of the geographically rounded area with the administrative and economic centre in Cerkno is presented in two permanent exhibitions: “The Cerkno Region Through the Centuries” and “It’s the Carnival’s Fault! The story about the runners (laufarji) from Cerkno”.

Text and translation: Mestni muzej Idrija (Idrija Municipal Museum)
Photos: Bojan Tavčar, Mestni muzej Idrija


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Cerkljanski muzej
(Cerkno Museum)
Bevkova ulica 12
SI‒5282 Cerkno
+386 5 37 231 80

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
1 hr


1 hr

GPS coordinates

46.128201, 13.987668

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