Back in the day, people would use snowshoes and skis whenever they needed to get around in high and soft snow. Skis were used less commonly and mostly for fun, at least when it comes to the area of Tolmin, whereas snowshoes were used solely as an aid to walking in the snow by men, women and children alike. For the most part, they were made at home. Most of them were oval in shape and less commonly their front part was pointed and curved upwards. In some places, they were made of old man's beard (clematis vitalba) or straw tied with wickers, and elsewhere they were made entirely of wood and cords used to attach snowshoes to shoes.

Snowshoes made of beech wood, which are stored in the Tolmin Museum's repository, were donated to the museum in 1966 by Katarina Zorč from Trenta.

Opening time
Tolmin museum, permanent exhibition

Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday,
Holiday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday closed
closed also Nov 1, and Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays in December and January
Entrance fee
Tolmin museum, permanent exhibition

adults: 4 €
children, students, seniors: 3 €
preschool children: free
families with chidren up to 15 years: 7,00 €
adults, seniors: 3 €
children, students: 2 €

Tolmin museum, temporary exhibition

adults: 2 €
children, students, seniors: 1 €