In the old "Kalchofengut", a farmhouse from the 16th century, the museum association "Festung Kniepaß" could rent three rooms from the house owners, the Perchtbauer, in 1972. These rooms could be used for exhibiting a small part of the rural cultural assets collected through the years.
After the last tenants passed away, the museum association could rent the whole house from 1985. It has been rearranged into a museum without any alteration. Only exhibits from the near proximity are presented. The farmhouse parlour and the smokehouse are kept in their original state. The archaeological finds from Unken, Lofer and St. Martin are exhibited in the "Kaskeller". A stable is used for the exhibition of all rural implements, whilst a second serves as a depot. Special exhibitions that change regularly are located in the two rooms on the ground floor.
Additional rooms can be visited on the first floor, accessible through an old staircase: a nice "Schönkammer" as well as a room used as the "Sakralkammer" (sacral chamber) and the "Rembarn" (barn floor) where farmer implements are displayed.
The Kalchofengut is open every friday afternoon during the summer months (early May till beginning of October).