Tehnical heritage

How did they once mine lead in the Peca mountain range, forge steel, mill wheat or make rafts? Learn about the tradition that is well-preserved in the museums and ethnological monuments.

See how the machines and other devices for lead mining at the Peca mountain range were operated, and how the tools were used in ironworks in Črna, Mežica, Ravne na Koroškem, and elsewhere. The amazing industrial heritage provides evidence of many technical and technological achievements that changed the lives and customs of the people. By inventing railway tracks, the Prevalje ironworks has become known all over Europe. Quality and precious iron alloys from Ravne are still known all around the world. The preserved facilities in Hudi Kot reveal how they once melted glass. Large volumes of wood and available water sources contributed to the use of water-driven sawmills that became an integral part of the wood processing industry after World War II.

Muta Forge and Fire Fighters Museum

See the oldest manually operated piston pump with an air outlet from 1876, which was made in Leipzig, and the collection depicting the history of ironworks.

The Muta Forge and Fire Fighters Museum was established in 1973. The museum exhibits items and material collected in the area of the Municipality of Muta, which are divided in four collections: forge and foundry collection, collection of ethnological items, fire-fighting collection and culture and history collection.

The forge and foundry collection tries to comprehensively portray the history of ironmaking and blacksmithing. It is complemented by an outdoor museum exhibiting items such as a winch, crane, water-driven hammer or repač, and a saw.

The collection of ethnological items includes farm tools, pottery products and small household utensils. The collection also includes independent exhibitions of shoemaking and shaving tools.

The majority of items found in the fire-fighting collection have been contributed by the Muta Association of Firemen. The oldest manually operated piston pump with an air outlet from 1876 was made in Leipzig. In addition to pumps, the collection exhibits other fire-fighting equipment, uniforms and archival material of the Drava valley volunteer fire department.

Culture and history collection depicts a dynamic cultural life in Muta at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. (summarised from: kpm.si)

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