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Primorska ulica 6h, 3325 Šoštanj
T: 03 898 44 20
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Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm
Closed: Monday

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Leather machines

Leather machines

The Leather Machines in the outer pavilion presents the most important machines and gadgets for manufacturing of leather from skins. The machines and gadgets reach into the beginning of 20th century, into the time of the industrial swing in Slovenia. The presentation contains the visit and the presentation...

The Leather Industry in Šoštanj

The Leather Industry in Šoštanj

The Leather Industry in Šoštanj presents in the first part the chronological review of the 210 years old tradition of the leather industry in Šoštanj; everything from the establishment of the Vošnjak leather factory in 1788 to the ascent into the heavy industry and to the abolition of the factory in 1999.

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SHORT HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM BEGINNING

Tradition with the Leather Smell
Leather craft was an important traditional craft during the centuries. This craft overgrew to the industrial level in the period of industrialisation and in the 20th century it became an important branch in the economy. Owing to the crises in the leather industry the majority of industrial leather plants decayed in the second half of the 20th century.

The beginning of The Museum
The Museum of the Leather Industry in Slovenia came into existence in Šoštanj owing to the need to preserve the exceptional cultural and technical heritage of the former Leather Factory Šoštanj. During the years the idea has overgrown the tendency to establish the museum in which the rich tradition of leather industry in Slovenia will be shown. The Museum was established on 12th November, 2009, in the rearranged rooms of the former factory bathroom by the Šoštanj Municipality.

The First Settled Collection
There is a collection The Leather Machines in the museum, which contains the most important machines and gadgets for the manufacture of skins into leather. The collection The Leather Industry in Šoštanj presents the development of the leather craft into the heavy industry and into the important economic branch that had an influence on the social and demographic development of inhabitants.
 

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Pedagogical programmes
The Pedagogical Programmes Dear teachers, if you want that your pupils experience the contents that you teach at school, we invite you to The Museum of the Leather Industry in Slovenia in Šoštanj to attend our pedagogical programmes.