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Tržič Museum - Pollak's Manor

The main exhibition and administrative premises of Tržič Museum.

The most important trades in Tržič are presented in a modern and interactive exhibition. The ground floor is home to the permanent exhibition of the Slovenian Ski Museum.

The permanent exhibition entitled The Wealth of Trades presents the trades and industries that have influenced the town’s development and the lives of its people. Four exhibition rooms present the history of shoemaking, while the remaining rooms showcase the heritage of the leather industry, sock making, indigo dyeing and other textile industries in Tržič. The trades of blacksmiths, wheelwrights, tailors and butchers are also mentioned.

In 2018, the exhibition was awarded the Valvasor Prize for outstanding achievements in the field of museology.

The ground floor is also home to the permanent exhibition of the Slovenian Ski Museum.

Opening hours

Opening hours

From Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 6 pm.

Closed: 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 November, 25 December.



Virtual tour

 Virtual tour of the Tržič Museum collections.

Organised visits

Wide range of programmes for organised groups.

The Slovenian Ski Museum

Tržič is one of the cradles of competitive skiing in Slovenia. The Slovenian Ski Museum opened its doors here in 2014.

This modern museum exhibition presents the history of skiing from prehistoric times to the present day. Many skis are on display and part of the collection shows how skiing began and developed in Tržič, including our best Alpine skiers who have achieved great successes in major competitions. A special place in the exhibition is reserved for our Slovenian champions Bojan Križaj, Mateja Svet and Žan Košir.

Location and contact

Tržič Museum - Pollak's Manor and The Slovenian Ski Museum

Muzejska 11, 4290 Tržič

T: 04 53 15 500
E: trziski.muzej@quest.arnes.si

Tržiški muzej - Pollakova kajža in Slovenski smučarski muzej

The shoemakers of Tržič

Tržič became Slovenia’s most important shoemaking centre.


Leather of all colours

The exhibition presents the life of the leather tanners of Tržič, showing how hides were treated to produce leather, and displays products made from leather.


The sock makers of Tržič

Tržič was Slovenia’s sock-making centre. Sock makers are known to have been active here in the 17th century, and they were most numerous in the first half of the 19th century.


Flax and sheep, wood and oil

The people of Tržič sowed flax, spun it into thread and wove it into linen. They used the wool to make cloth.


The magic of indigo dyeing

Indigo dyeing is a special way of hand-printing patterns on fabrics that are then dyed with indigo.


Children’s corner

Children can try out different activities connected with the heritage of Tržič.


The cotton spinning and weaving mill in Tržič

The factory founded in 1885 produced high-quality cotton cloth and bed linen.


Visit us

Organised visits