The museum collects and holds the objects of the folk material culture of the Buje area. It is located near the entrance into the old town, across the church of Our Lady of Mercy. Its ethnographic collection contains tools, furniture and significant items of an old-fashioned household that evoke the ancient way of living of the Istrians, mostly bound to agriculture and individual crafts.
The museum is located in a 4-floor building, built straight above the vault that used to be southern entrance to the town. The permanent collection contains 186 exhibits distributed on floors in order to display the outlook of an old Istrian house. The collection was founded in 1970 when the items typical to rural living and working were collected in the villages of upper Buje area.
The collection was later updated, and restored, so the items now have a new glow, introducing the visitor to the world of the one-time Istrian people, their everyday life and trades.
Closed / Opening date: June 2020
Tickets: 10 kn