The museum contains holdings of 7500 ethnographic artefacts of textile, agricultural tools and objects of everyday life in Istrian villages from the end of the XIX and beginning of the XX century (pottery, carpentery, blacksmith objects and objects of traditional handicrafts). There is also a large collection of souvenirs.
In the ground floor of the castle, is where the carpenters and blacksmiths workshop is. You can see different tools, blacksmiths furnace and many objects in blacksmith workshop.
On the second floor there are, besides rooms with permanent exhibition, room for the periodical exhibitions. The permanent exhibition offers a look at the Croatian traditional clothes of the all regions of Istria and traditional clothes from city of Peroj (traditional clothes of people that came from Crmnička Nahija in Montenegro) and city of Vodnjan (Italian women traditional clothes). You can also see traditional cuisine with fireplace, inventory and dishes, objects of traditional farmng with agricultural tools and objects connected with production of vine and oil in Istria. To make your visit to the Ethnographic museum of Istria more interesting at period of 18 June to 15 October 2015. you will have an opportunity to participate in a series of educational and creative programs. Every Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm under the guidance of professional museum staff we will try to bring you closer to the tangible and intangible ethnographic heritage of Istria.