The Museum of Slovenian Film Actors

The Museum of Slovenian Film Actors

Divača dedicated its museum to Slovenia’s first film star.

In the centre of Divača, not far from the baroque Church of St. Anthony, stands the Škratelj homestead, dating to the 17th century, which is the oldest preserved homestead in the Karst. This extraordinary monument of peasant building construction used to be an inn with big outbuildings where horse-cart drivers once stopped by. The Škratelj homestead used to have residential premises, two outbuildings, a typical enclosed karst courtyard with a belly-shaped well, a small doline and a dry-stone wall that surrounded the entire homestead property.

Today, the house hosts two permanent exhibitions. The former residential area of the homestead features an exhibition dedicated to the first Slovenian film star Ita Rina, born in 1907 in Divača, who lit up the film screens of Europe and the world in the 1920s and 1930s. The second permanent exhibition is dedicated to Slovenian film actors and is organised in a former barn with a hayloft. Workshops, lectures and film projections take place in the former cellar, where the shed was redesigned as a multimedia hall. In summer months, film projections are held in the open-air theatre located in the homestead courtyard.

Opening hours

From May to September: from Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00

From October to April: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00

The museum is closed on national holidays and non-working days.
The museum is open for organised groups by prior arrangement.

  • For groups
  • Family with children

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