|About the museum:
The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 13th century when it was a typical fort of the Middle Ages. In the first part of the 15th century it belonged to the counts of Celje, and then changed hands several times, coming in the middle of the 16th century into the possession of the Drašković family, which held it until the end of World War II. With the lessening of wartime conflicts, the castle lost some of its defensive role and started to deteriorate, but in the middle of the 19th century the owners restored. The grounds with artificial lake were shaped in the Romantic style, and the actual castle, with a Revival-style remodelling became residential in appearance. Today Trakošćan is a museum with a permanent display, open to the public as a setting put to its original use. The museum objects date from the 15th to the 19th centuries and are displayed in rooms that are preserved original interior units. There are interesting collections of furniture, paintings, arms and photographs, as well as other objects, displayed over four floors. The immediate surrounds of the castle are laid out as a landscape garden the elements of which comprise a graceful horticultural unit.