We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Iron Forging museum Kropa

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Kropa 10, Kropa 4245, Slovenia
Phone Number: +386 4 533 72 00
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Nice museum in a nice village

The museum shows many nice examples of iron craftworks, unfortunately most of the descriptions are only in slovenian... There's a souvenir shop on the groundfloor. Take your time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrea C
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 13: English reviews
Level Contributor
37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum shows many nice examples of iron craftworks, unfortunately most of the descriptions are only in slovenian... There's a souvenir shop on the groundfloor. Take your time for having a walk in the village (no more than 30 minutes), here it seems that time has frozen

Helpful?
Thank Andrea C
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level Contributor
787 reviews
450 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 542 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

it is nice to visit that village to see how life used to be and all about iron forging. Small museum, lovely restored old house.... The village can be visited on a less travelled road between Radovljica (Bled) and Železniki, Škofj loka...

Helpful?
1 Thank izi f
Level Contributor
35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I came to the museum but everything was in slovenian so it was almost impossible to learn about yhe culture of this city through the museum. Around the river you can find signs that teach you about the city, the iron forging and important people in the city history (and it's in English also)

Helpful?
1 Thank tomerm668
Palm Desert, CA
Level Contributor
89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Good tour guide in The Nail Museum - our town guide was like 5th generation to live in her home. Very interesting stop.

Helpful?
Thank krbPalmDesert_CA
Maribor, Slovenia
Level Contributor
581 reviews
417 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Make a reservation and ask for a local guide. Museum is in the center of the big village and you need to climb to several floors to see all collections. Some models are interesting and original tools for blacksmith, too. This visit can be average without second part – visiting Vigenjc Vice. It is unattractive wooden hut, preserved as it... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Miha P
Israel
Level Contributor
449 reviews
296 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We went there with 2 young girls that saw a lot of the beauty of Slovenia - rivers, lakes. lush green areas, caves. At the end of the tour in Slovenia I asked my 9 years old granddaughter what did she like the best in our visit in Slovenia the answer was - Kropa iron Museum. How lovely!!

Helpful?
Thank nadi O o
New Jersey
Level Contributor
72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

I can't believe that this location would be on anyone's bucket list for Slovenia. The town used to manufacture nails, and the protracted visit emphasized how incredibly hard life had been for the workers. Grand Circle Travel allotted far too much time to Lake Bled and was clearly scraping the bottom of the barrel (trying to fill up time) when... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank CSR_NJ
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
481 reviews
233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

I highly recommend a visit to both the town of Kropa and this very interesting museum. Having a local guide through the museum is a necessity to help you make sense of the history of this region. The town of Kropa is charming with old buldings on both sides of the rushing river. And just up the street from the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Retirada
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

We went with our WOOF host to Kropa to see the museum there and we had a great time. The museum there is run by a great lady that has lived in the village of Kropa for some time and was very nice and knowledgeable. Call ahead and make sure that someone is there to manage the tour, because I... More 

Helpful?
Thank RussD7s
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Level Contributor
104 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

We visited this museum because our son learns about it in scool. It is a very interesting museum which can not be seen at many places. You can see everything about making nails in this area. There are many facts and photos and unique exhibits and tools and a lot of different nails. But we miss a story and a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Natasa K

Travellers who viewed Iron Forging museum Kropa also viewed

Radovljica, Upper Carniola Region
Skofja Loka, Upper Carniola Region

Been to Iron Forging museum Kropa? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Iron Forging museum Kropa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?