|About the museum:
A permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Ivan Goran Kovačić (1913-1943), a renowned Croatian poet, writer, journalist, and anti-fascist fighter, was opened in his ancestral home.
The house is a single story building of the bourgeois type that was built by the poet’s grandfather in 1905.
The museum's permanent exhibition is divided into five thematic sections. A reconstruction of Goran’s bedroom with items related to his schooling, illustrates the theme “Goran and Lukovdol”. The central room has a reconstruction of the poet’s work space and personal library, and is dedicated to the theme “Goran – Poet and Journalist.” Then there is the presentation of Goran’s life as a partisan which includes his most famous work, the poem Jama (The Pit), and his unexplained murder. “Goran’s Native Region” is the title of the theme dedicated to the history and culture of Gorski Kotar, particularly of Lukovdol, which was the “secret love” from which he drew his literary inspiration. The section entitled “Goranovo Proljeće (Goran’s Spring)” is presented through photographs and documents from the eponymous festival of poetry held every year in Lukovdol since 1964, and through a selection of books, or more precisely, editions of the writer’s works published from 1945 to 2003.