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Idrija Mercury Mine

Bazovishka ulica 2, Idrija 5280, Slovenia
+386 31 810 194
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Bazovishka ulica 2, Idrija 5280, Slovenia
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+386 31 810 194
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"guided tour"
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"interesting visit"
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"unesco heritage"
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"video presentation"
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"take pictures"
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"worth a visit"
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"underground world"
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"great guide"
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"great experience"
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"history"
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"movie"
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"jacket"
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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

Thank emily b
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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

Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
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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

Thank Borut A
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

In 1492, America was discovered by Christophe Columbus (1492), everybody know that, the same year, Granada was finally liberated by Isabelle of Castilla from the Nasrid dynasty Arabic, few peoples know that. But two years earlier, In 1490 the first natural liquid mercury (Hg) was...More

Thank Jean-Jacques R
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting Idrija Mercury Mine was a very intresting experience. Going down in the corridors that were man-made you finally get a feeling that in the past men were smarter and also braver than we are now (although everything was more primal and slower). Our tour...More

Thank Maja S
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

An interedting and very comprehensive tour. Starts with a movie (about 15 minutes) and then a guide takes you to the underground world, after earing a helmet and a coat. The expenations are very interesting and the tour takes the whole issue very seriosly. Well...More

Thank Dundun0101
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit. Nice tour through the mine. Educational but really fun. Nice friendly fun tourguide. You can take pictures

Thank Natasja J
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Very interesting - difficult geology combined with an isolated exploited community - reminiscent of Coalville

Thank Colin K
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

A mercury mine from the 15th century until late 80s had a strong influence on the social and economic development of the whole area. The visit begins with a very informative documentary film about the history and the evolution of the mine. Next is the...More

Thank maria g
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The video introducing the mine was very good. It explained why mercury was found in the area, the various ways it was extracted and why it became a valuable rare mineral in the 19th century. The museum was not well marked, and no signs in...More

Thank Duane N
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