The Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming is situated in Stara Fuzina, which is a typical alpine village with preserved old farm houses. The museum was opened in 1971 and reorganized in the year 1990. The museum is arranged in the abandoned village cheese dairy, which was built in 1883 and where were producing cheese until 1967. The museum of dairy farming and cheese making is shown in four rooms.
In the first room we can see the alpine dairy hut with furnishing from the alpine pasture Zajamniki and originates from the year 1849.
In the second room we can see the original cheese dairy with large built in rennet vats and a press for forming cheese loaves. There are exhibited the original things of the interior furnishings of cheese dairies as are milk bowls, butter churns, cheese making utensils and other. In the show case we can see a large backpack with the equipment of alpine dairymen and herdsmen they took up to the monuntain pastures.
At the entrance to museum are shown a print with house signs used by farmers to identify their crockery and equipment, a cartographic presentation of the most ancient references to alpine pastures and a portrait painting of the parish priest Janez Mesar. Janez Mesar stimulated the cultural and economic revival of Bohinj.
In the third room we can see photographs which show settlements and alpine dairy huts at Bohinj.
In the fourth room we can see the oldest depiction of the Triglav, an alpine herdsman of Bohinj and the alpine pasture of Velo polje. There are shown portraits of old dairymen and herdsmen, their working day, leisure, food and other. We can also see a traditional tourist event named Cow Ball of Bohinj.
Stara Fuzina - Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming
Direction sign for Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming in Stara Fuzina
Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming Stara Fuzina
Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming - Opening Time
Alpine dairy hut from the alpine pasture Zajamniki
Built-in rennet vats and a press for forming cheese loaves
Pasture areas around Bohinj
Bohinj alpine dairy settlements
Alpine dairy plateaus
Driving cattle up and down the mountain pastures
Cheese press and a lid which used to be a part of the cheese productio...
Cowbell and other tools
Steklarca - A shepherd's crook
Forth room in Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming Stara Fuzina
Tools for making cheese
Girl's folk costume from the 30's
Inn Mihovc near Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming