The world-first open air museum of hayracks is located in the small town of Šentrupert in the Dolenjska region of South-east Slovenia. 19 drying devices are exhibited here, from which 17 are hayracks representing each hayrack type present in Slovenia.
The objective of this installation is to show the entire historic development process of the hayrack and its importance in this region. The museum is renowned for an exhibit named Lukatov Poplar, one of the oldest twin-hayracks preserved worldwide, the origin of which dates back to 1795.
The project is not only important in terms of preserving cultural heritage, but has also significantly contributed to a greater visibility of the Municipalty of Šentrupert and the development of tourism in the region.
(Photos by: Alenka Lamovšek)