If you want to take a little trip back in time to down-to-earth times, you have a good chance of getting closer to this dream in Jennersdorf. Here you can use the Forjan family's farmer museum to get an insight into the work and life of the farmers a few decades ago.
The collection of the family is extremely diversified and consists meanwhile of approx. 3000 exhibits. These range from historical agricultural equipment to calendars, old magazines and even musical instruments.
The historical exhibition site also radiates a very special atmosphere, as it is located right next to the family property of the Forjan family, who have painstakingly maintained their museum for almost 18 years now. Since the collection is of course particularly close to their hearts, the pieces are either outside or inside, depending on the weather, the latter being secured in the form of an agricultural barn. However, since the collection has now grown to such a large extent, a museum house has already been erected in which there is now also a space for media to view photos and small video contributions.
The farmer museum in the middle of the family idyll invites you to visit it in a very special way. This can also take place in the context of a school excursion, as the museum contains enough historical information and is specially prepared for these groups.
The Jennersdorf Farmers' Museum is a small private museum owned by the Forjan family.
In 1996 a small barn was built next to Mr. Forjan's private house to protect his passion for collecting old farm tools from the weather. This barn soon became too small and a "museum house" was built in 2000. Since then it has been constantly enlarged. Today the collection comprises about 3000 exhibits. Rural tools, old furnishings, calendars, magazines, musical instruments, books... In the newly designed "Media Room" you can view photos from "earlier times" as well as films from "Work in Agriculture earlier". Bus and school groups are very welcome!
How to get there
The farmer museum in Jennersdorf is best reached by car. Take the A2 and leave it at the Ilz exit in the direction of Fürstenfeld and then follow the signs in the direction of Jennersdorf. Once here, you will find the museum at the exit of the town in a northerly direction, where it is located about 200m north of the main road.
Parking spaces are available on site.