|About the museum:
The collection opened in 1994 in Lič, one on the oldest settlements in Gorski Kotar.Since 2001, the collection has been under the care of the ethnographic association “Sv. Juraj” (St. George). The collection is housed in the former elementary school building situated in the centre of town.
The permanent exhibition comprises some 500 items arranged according to different topics about Lič and its surroundings. The most numerous are ethnographic items and tools once used in everyday life and work. Written documents, books, and photographs depict local history.
Reconstructions of a bourgeois bedroom and living room adorned with furniture, paintings, dishes, ornaments, and other items, offer insight into the life of a rich bourgeois family from Gorski Kotar at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
Religious items such as liturgical objects, clothes, flags, missals, and musical instruments come from the Church of St. George in Lič (17th century), while the bell comes from the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Snow (18th c.).
A group of items donated by physicist Guy Paić and his late wife, journalist Arletta Ambrožić-Paić, is also exhibited. The group comprises items the couple collected during their numerous travels in Africa, Asia, and South America. As a result, this segment of the exhibition (which is dedicated to non-European peoples) is unique in Gorski Kotar.