FORMA VIVA RAVNE

DISCOVER THE STEEL MASTERPIECES OF WORLD-FAMOUS ARTISTS
WHILE TAKING A STROLL AROUND TOWN

The Forma Viva steel sculptures are the most outstanding sights of the town Ravne na Koroškem. They were created during nine international sculpture symposiums taking place between 1964 and 2014. More than 30 exceptional works of art made of iron and steel which enrich the architectural image of the town and the surrounding places were created by artists – sculptors from fifteen different countries in cooperation with the experts of steel-making from the Ravne ironworks.

LOCATION:

Ravne na Koroškem and its surroundings

Contact:

+386 (2) 82 21 219 (reception),
tic.ravne@siol.net

Open:

The FORMA VIVA RAVNE outdoor exhibition is open all year round. Using the virtual guide you can visit the exhibition at any time.

Guided tours to the exhibition by TIC Ravne na Koroškem (Tourist Information Centre) guides:
Monday - Friday: 8.00 - 13.00, Saturday and Sunday closed

Guided tours outside of office hours are available for groups by booking in advance.

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ŠTAUHARIJA

IRON-MAKING MUSEUM

In 1994 the 'Štauharija' (forge), the 'Personal' (workers' residence) and the Laboratory, the oldest buildings preserved at the site of the ironworks, were declared cultural heritage. In 2002 they were donated to the Municipality of Ravne na Koroškem. The museological interpretation of the exhibits at the site of the former Ravne ironworks offers a new and unique opportunity for an adequate professional promotion of the industrial heritage of Carinthia (Koroška Region) and Slovenia, as well as an opportunity to research and present the working-class culture.

The museum will comprise tools and machinery which used to be situated outdoors in the Castle park ('repač' - a heavy waterpower-driven hammer, 'valjčne stoje', crane, locomotive), as well as the ones preserved in the Ravne ironworks for demonstration purposes (various hammers, electric arc furnace, etc.). The museum will also display a steam boiler from a brickworks in the vicinity of Ljubljana and a press dated back to 1890, formerly used in one of the Maribor factories.

The museum exhibits comprise various means of production and products from ironworks, items from different fields of steelworkers' lives, documents and photographs. The extremely rich photographic collection is a valuable historical source. For the first time a comprehensive overview of the iron-making history in Slovenia is presented. At the same time the exhibition highlights the role and the part of the Mežiška dolina Valley (Meža Valley) in the development of this economic activity which has always been part of Europe's iron and steel industry. The 'Mati fabrika' (figuratively and in dialect for 'Mother Factory') exhibition is situated in the forge ('Štauharija') of the former Ravne ironworks, in the immediate vicinity of the lower (town) entrance to the factory premises (at the town roundabout).

 

LOCATION:

Koroška cesta 12, Ravne na Koroškem

Contact:

+386 2 62 12 564 (office), karla.oder@kpm.si

Open:

tor. - pet. od 9.00 do 16.00

Guided tours outside of office hours are available for groups by booking in advance.

Admission fee:

  • Adults: 2,50 € (guided tour: 3,00 €)
  • Youth: 1,70 € (guided tour: 2,00 €)
  • Disabled persons and seniors: 2,00 € (guided tour: 2,50 €)

Admission fee includes visits to all collections at Koroška cesta 12.

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