The individual exhibitions combine ethnological collections, historical documentation and interactive elements, which together walk visitors through the story of hops, both in the Savinja region and in general. However, the highlight of the visit for us was the short video presentation upstairs. We don’t want to build up unrealistic expectations, but the film that is screened here is easily the most entertaining of the countless museu films and multi-vision presentations we've watched over the years. An actual reportage made during the early 1960s and taken from the archives of Radio Television Slovenia, the music, humour and commentary are simply perfect, and you even learn a bit about the history of growing and harvesting hops in the area.
The tour is not officially over until you've visited the newly opened pub on the ground floor and sampled a pint of the museum's own brew, called Kukec. It's named for the legendary Simon Kukec from Žalec, who bought and greatly expanded the operations of Slovenia's Laško Brewery at the end of the 19th century.