|About the museum:
The Museum of the Peasant Revolts is located in a Baroque castle that belonged to the Oršić family, a 1st category architectural monument, one preserving the typical architectural features of the second half of the 18th century. Together with the newly laid out horticultural park it makes valuable ambiental unit that is enhanced by the surrounding landscape. The permanent museum display presents a period from the building of the burgs to Jelačić’s proclamation abolishing serfdom – the whole development of feudalism in Hrvatsko Zagorje. In the first room of the display the galant 18th century is displayed; this was the time the castle was built. The chronological order starts with the development of the burgs and arming in the period of the Peasant Revolt. In the middle room the Revolt of 1573 is shown via various objects and a multimedia presentation. After a depiction of the 17th and 18th century comes a very important region not only for Zagorje but for the whole of the area – that of the Croatian National Revival. The display ends with 1848 and Ban Jelačić. The Baroque chapel of St Francis Xavier with its frescoes from the second half of the 18th century is also preserved inside the castle. In the chapel and sacristy there is an exhibition of the sacred heritage of Hrvatsko Zagorje. The grape growing and wine making of the area are shown in the basement. The eastern wing of the castle is occupied by a gallery, which holds ad hoc exhibitions. The “Monument to the Peasant Revolt and Matija Gubec” by the sculptor Antun Augustinčić is an integral part of the museum complex.