Is there a better place for an Istrian ethnographic museum collection of medieval fortress in the heart of the peninsula of Istria, in Pazin? Firm and well preserved Pazin Castle is ideal for keeping precious heritage consisting of over 7500 items. The fortress was first mentioned in the year of 983, and its appearance was changing until the 19th century when Castle have abandoned its ruling, residential and defensive function. Ethnographic Museum of Istria here finds its home in 1962 and since then diligently takes care that customs of the Istrian everyday life are not left to oblivion. Ethnologists of Museum of Istria collect and preserve objects that testify to the habits of people such as clothing, economy, children's games, food, beliefs, residence, folklore, music, multicultural curiosity and contemporary cultural phenomena. Ethnographic Museum in Pazin is a meeting place and the scene for interpretation of cultural attractions and, as such, required location for you to visit if you have rented accommodation in Pazin and surroundings. Support research and systematic collection of recent ethnographic material by purchasing tickets of symbolic price. Visit emi.hr. for all the details and opening hours.