THE MUSEUM AT PRESENT
At present, Staro Selo Museum covers the area of 128,107 square metres, which includes the restored old nucleus of the village of Kumrovec, Vila Kumrovec [Kumrovec Villa] (Josip Broz Tito's residential facility) with an arboretum, Zdenac Radosti [Well of Joy] fountain, a late Baroque mansion of the Erdödy counts, meadows and arable land.
The restored old nucleus of Kumrovec spans 39,261 square metres, which area includes 21 reconstructed and restored housing facilities (hiže mazanke or hiže zidanke), an old elementary school, 10 farm facilities, and nine subsidiary farm facilities (two pigsties, two corncribs, and five wells).
The facilities were restored on their original foundations, which makes Staro Selo Museum the biggest in situ open-space ethnographic museum in Croatia, whose exhibits display the way of life in Hrvatsko Zagorje in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
At the very entrance to Staro Selo Museum stands the birth house of Josip Broz Tito, which, from the architectural point of view, is a showcase cooperative stone house, hiža zidanka. In the house are an ethnographic display of the housing space in a traditional Zagorje home in the late 19th century and an exhibition of Josip Broz Tito's visits to his native Kumrovec after the year 1945. The nucleus of Kumrovec is at present Staro Selo Museum including preserved facilities with displays of traditional crafts and customs. Visitors have the opportunity to get acquainted with the blacksmith's, potter's, and tanner's trades, gingerbread making craft, the making of children's wooden toys, Zagorje wedding customs, linen weaving, and so on.