The museum bears the name of its former owner, Tomaž Godec, a skilled tanner, excellent sportsman, mountaineer and tourist worker in the Bohinj area. He was one of the leaders of the so-called Bohinj Rebellion of 1941 and was shot as a hostage in Mauthausen.
Renovated museum houses a permanent exhibition on the history of Bohinj, from the first prehistoric settlement to both World Wars. Economic activities, customs, language and many creative dwellers of Bohinj reveal how rich was the past here. One part of the permanent exhibition is dedicated to tannery.