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Idrija Mercury Mine

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Bazovishka ulica 2 | Kosovelova 3, Idrija 5280, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must-visit if you’re in the vicinity. The tour was eye-opening and educational. You’ll be sure to learn a thing or two here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ExoticWineTravel
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

The biggest in Europe and second biggest in world mercury mine is for sure worth to visit. In hot days it’s a nice refreshing place to be.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Tour guide cost 10€ but worth each penny. The tour guide helps 1.5 hours and really interesting ,in my opinion it’s a must see visit spot. Don’t miss the tour in the Mercury mines which is excavated for 500 years!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank alexsB3212FO
Reviewed 19 July 2018

If you are in this area, swing by to learn about the mining industry. They show a video that gives you a little background before heading in the mines. Don't forget to wear sneakers because some parts can be slippery. We walked down into the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank su2doz
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

It was a great experience to walk in the old mine. The guide did a great job and was very informative. The tour is good for all ages. I think everyone should come and see this mine.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Majken_65101
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We thought it would be cool to visit a mine on a warm day. We were right. The staff were a couple of young girls with a lively sense of humor. One of them took us down below to tell us about the man made...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

The mines and the history of them is very interesting. You can visit them with guides tours only. (It is recommended to check the times for the tours online before going there as they have certain times.) The tour we had was very informative and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank holiday0303
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We didn't plan on doing this but are so glad we stumbled onto it!! €10 for a 1.5 hr guided tour down into the mine and video explaining history. Really fascinating!! Ok for kids, just need to be able to climb 100 stAirs or so...didn't...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank emily b
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Excellent museum or, better to say a mine turned into amuseum. The short movie at the begining gives you a real insight into miners' life. After that you head downstairs deeply into the ground. The whole visit lasts about an hour. The guide is packed...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

If you are a technical person and you have an interest about this things, than you will like that mine. There you could see how Mercury was made from down under into a this time very needed part of industry. Before visiting, it's better that...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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