Museums and collections

Ethnographic Museum & Pazin Town Museum

Traditional costumes
Ethnographic museum of Istria preserves, and actively collects textile artefacts. The main parts of the collection are Istrian traditional costumes. Wedge pattern is characteristic for the north and east Istria women costumes which is connected to Gothic period. That way of sawing is replaced by sawing the women dresses from waistcoat and skirt. Around the waist, women were wearing pas or kanica. On the head women were wearing facol, facul (kerchief) usually rakaman, nagažan - nicely embroidered, or later made of industrial textile. 

There were two different kinds of mail trousers: brneveke - white cloth (fabric caled sukno) trousers ankle length and tight, and brageše - shorter, wider trousers of brown cloth. Feet were covered with socks - bičve, holjevi, škafuoni, škafuonice, and men wore foot-cloths, kalcete, nazuvke. They wore strapped softsoled footwear, and latter shoes, postole.

Opening hours:
01.07. - 15.10.2020: 10:00 - 18:00, Mondays closed
16.10. - 31.12.2020: Tuesdays - Thursdays 10:00 - 15:00, Fridays 11:00 - 16:00, Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 - 16:00, Mondays closed

Adults: 25 kn
Pupils, students, senior citizens: 18 kn
Group - adults (min.10 person): 22 kn
Group - pupils, students, senior citizens: 15 kn
Group - nursery school, elementary school: 5 kn
Children (under 5 years): free entrance


Trg Istarskog razvoda 1275, br. 1, HR-52000 Pazin
T. +385 52 622 220, +385 52 625 040, +385 52 616 866,,

Ethnographic Museum & Pazin Town Museum
Ethnographic Museum & Pazin Town Museum
Ethnographic Museum & Pazin Town Museum
Ethnographic Museum & Pazin Town Museum