|About the museum:
Gacka Museum is located in a Historicist building constructed between the the late 19th and early 20th centuriesand is surrounded by buildings dating to the Military Border period (18th and 19th centuries).
The National Anti-Fascist Council of the People’s Liberation of Croatia (ZAVNOH) was founded here in 1943. ZAVNOH was the highest political and representative body of the anti-fascist movement in Croatia during the Second World War.
The museum's permanent exhibition is related to Otočac and the Gacka Valley from prehistory to the present.
The Iapodian archaeology display features bronze, ceramic, and amber items of the Illyrian Iapodes tribe that dwelt in this area from the 9th century BC to 34 BC. The items are on loan from the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, which has been researching Iapodean culture for a number of years.
The ethnographic exhibition comprises agricultural tools, a pottery wheel, the reconstruction of a traditional room, and other items related to the traditional way of life in the region.
The memorial exhibition of the famous colorist painter Stojan Aralica (1883–1980) displays oil paintings, drawings, personal papers, documents, photographs, painting accessories, and books.
The visual arts display features recent works by local artists from Croatia such as I. Lovrenčić, S. Golac, V. Gecan and S. Sikirica.
The history display is related to Otočac in the Croatian Homeland War. It exhibits light and heavy weapons, fragments of shells, and aircraft bombs, and presents the chronology of the War through photographs and other documents that attest to the damage in Otočac. The exhibition of documents called 900 Years of the Town of Otočac is a part of the permanent History Exhibition.