Tobacco Museum is located in a private house owned by Ištvan Kovač in the village of Telečka. The museum has on display over 100 exhibits, and some of them are more than 150 years old.
In Telečka, a village twenty kilometres from Sombor, Tobacco Museum was opened in a private house owned by Ištvan Kovač. The Kovač family is traditionally involved in the production and processing of tobacco. Ištvan Kovač's grandfather moved to Telečka 150 years ago because he received the land to grow tobacco. He established this business, later to be inherited by his son and then his grandson. The museum has on display over 100 exhibits, and some of them are more than 150 years old. The exhibition includes tools for tobacco processing and tobacco products, cigarettes, cigars, perfumes, glue, bronzing colour for tanning. Exhibits of special interest are: a tobacco cutter from 1906 which is still operable today and when a kilogram of tobacco is cut with it, one thousand cigarettes can be manufactured, as well as a sample of dried tobacco from 1886 and cut tobacco from 1906. In same building is Museum of blacksmith. In this museum is blacksmith shop with tools older than 150 years. In yard of this house are collections old agricultural tools, machines, chariots and wagons.
Above all, Telečka is famous for its tobacco and grounded red pepper - paprika. Paprika stands out with its hotness and tobacco is strong. The tradition of growing tobacco was introduced by the ancestors from Banat who inhabited this area. The ancestors of the Kovač family had the tradition of tobacco growing for more than 100 years and 70% of museum exhibits are family inheritance. Museum visitors can find several specially-made souvenirs. National importance
The museum was visited by about 50 international visitors, mainly from France, Italy, Hungary, Norway, as well as by representatives of Tourism Organizations of the countries in the vicinity (Hungary), ambassadors (Cuba), etc. DKMT Euroregion, Tourism Organization of Serbia, Vojvodina and the municipality of Sombor included the museum presentation in their web sites. Municipality of Sombor and Tourism Organisation of Sombor can offer those landowners who grow tobacco presentation of their products since it makes a great opportunity for the increase in the level of the economic and tourism values. It is a unique opportunity to present tobacco as a brand to broader audience on the fairs of tourism in Novi Sad, Belgrade, Budapest etc.