Oplen House

STUDOR

Museum of residential culture – Bohinj farmhouse with a black kitchen.

The Oplen House in Studor was opened to the public in 1991. It is a Bohinj farmhouse of the stretched-out type, combining a living space and working place under a common roof. It is one of the few houses where it is still possible to light a fire in the hearth of a black kitchen. The building is made of brick and wood. The bridge to the barn above the house leads past the residential part of the barn, which is a typical Bohinj feature.

Offer:

  • Guided tour of the museum
  • Majenje turšce, a traditional custom of picking and storing maize in autumn
  • ”Otepanje” on St Stephen’s Day, 26. December
  • Summer Museum Night, June
  • The Oplen House can accommodate a small group of visitors at a time under its roof.

Museum collection

The residential part consists of a hallway with a kitchen, a house and a chamber, an attic and a cellar. The black kitchen, which has been restored to its original appearance without a chimney, is separated from the porch only by an archway – a hipped roof. It has three hearths: an open hearth, a stove hearth and a masonry cauldron for cooking pig food. Today, as in the last century before the chimney was added, the smoke billows from the ceiling into the attic, with the chimney stack defining its lowest level.

The house has a central living area with a table, benches and a tiled stove with a bed above it, the so-called ”pugart”. In the last century, the house was used for weaving during the winter, as the exhibited looms testify today. ”Kamra” was primarily a bedroom.

Grain, produce, clothing, shoes, tools and the like were stored in the attic, known as the ”ispa”, in partitions and chests. The barn houses farm tools and utensils as in the past – a wagon, a trowel, a brush, a manure bin, tools for splitting bowls and repairing wooden objects, a grinding stone… Most of the equipment and all the furniture on display is the legacy of the last owners.

The present building was probably built at the beginning of the 19th century, it was built in place of an older wooden house, using a beam with three small windows to build the basement ceiling.

Opening hours

Saturday and Sunday:

10:00 – 12:00 , 16:00 – 18:00

Tuesday to Sunday:

10:00 – 12:00 , 16:00 – 18:00

Closed 17. 4. 2022 and 1. 5. 2022.

Tuesday to Sunday:

10:00 – 18:00

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CLOSED ON MONDAYS, EXCEPT ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS!

For pre-arranged groups, out-of-hours visits are possible.

For larger groups with organised transport (bus), parking is available at the new Studor bus stop (on the regional road).

PRICE LIST

COMBINED TICKET PRICE LIST 2+1 INDIVIDUAL

(three museums for the price of two)

COMBINED TICKET PRICE LIST 2+1 GROUPS

(three museums for the price of two)

Payment can only be made in cash or by purchase order (for groups).

FREE OF CHARGE:

  • Children up to 6 years. Does not apply to groups
  • Winter and Summer Julian Alps: Bohinj Card
  • Journalists, Study Groups, Smd, Icom

Group tickets are valid for groups of 10 people or more. For every 21 persons, 1 person is free of charge. Students, pupils and people over 65 years of age are entitled to a discount on the basis of proof.

Valid from 01. 01. 2018

CONTACT FOR RESERVATIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

Gorenjski Muzej: Museums in Bohinj
Oplen House in Studor

Studor v Bohinju 16
4267 Srednja vas v Bohinju

Tel.: ++386 (0)45 770 142
E-mail: info@bohinj.si and muzeji.bohinj@gorenjski-muzej.si
Web: Oplen House in Studor