The museum of Olive Oil Making at Island of Brac
The Museum of Olive Oil Making is opened in the village of Mirca – small place located on the northern part of the island of Brac. The village has always been known as a village of oil makers.
The museum is located in the premises of the existing oil making facility, constructed in the 1950’s. Old machines, photographs and olive products, from oil to the ever more popular olive soap, are for the moment exhibited in one room in which olives will be processed during the harvest.
During the tourist season it serves as info-point of the Tourist Board of the nearby town of Supetar and the village of Mirca.
Mirca is a settlement in which only some 300 people live, predominantly farmers, fishermen and those involved in tourism. The village’s name suggests a peaceful vacation (“mir” means peace) one can find on the beautiful beaches or among the old stone houses with their stone-paved yards located in the upper part of the village.
There are currently seven olive pressing facilities on the island of Brac that can daily process about 200 thousand olives.
The olive oil producers of the island of Brac have earned numerous awards over the past years for environmentally friendly growing and the production of extra virgin oil of the highest quality.
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More info at Supetar Tourist Board web www.supetar.hr