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More than just lace

The museum comes across as a lace museum but it also covers mercury mining and the war/political... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gord h
via mobile
High quality museum for €5! Highly recommend

Hugh quality museum with great English explanations, particularly on mining history and lace making... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
emily b
Houston, Texas
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Prelovcheva ulica 9, Idrija 5280, Slovenia
+386 5 372 66 00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum comes across as a lace museum but it also covers mercury mining and the war/political history of the area including the resistance movement. We never planned on doing it but it was a nice surprise. I would recommend it.

Thank gord h
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Hugh quality museum with great English explanations, particularly on mining history and lace making as it relates to war history etc. Really interesting regardless of your pre-existing interest in these topics. Trust me. I consider this one of the bargains on our trip! Also, great...More

1  Thank emily b
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We visited Indrija with the hopes to see the mercury mine however time was not on our side. We did visit this museum and were enchanted. Excellent displays and lots of information. Very well organized museum. Don't miss the large cube of suspended mercury droplets!!...More

Thank swtraveler15
Reviewed 18 October 2017

20 rooms with exhibitions (each room has it's own subject) reviewing the life in this place through out history from different points of view. the minerals, the wars, the miners, the traditional lace making, the community, the Partisans, and so on. very intresting and not...More

Thank Dundun0101
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Idrija's castle and museum in it are the place you have to see when you visit our little town. Located in the city center.

Thank Barica2014
Reviewed 20 November 2016

You will need at least one hour for the museum. If you are close to Idrija do not miss this. Very nice museum, especially if you like geology.

Thank Damir S
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We spend Sunday afternoon partly in Primorska and partly in Gorenjska area, so Idria castle and museum inside was top this day. Very kind staff and very well explained museum. We went back home in in feeling of recognition how people was live in this...More

Thank AndresZIvanovic
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We started with the museum and were not expecting to be so interested. We expected a small town museum with badly explained exhibits, randomly composed. Not this at all! An orientation talk from on of the student guides and then we followed the route through...More

2  Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We lucked on to this unassuming city museum in the Gewerkenegg Castle (a mouthful) on a Sunday. the castle courtyard is beautifully decorated, and there is a small ground floor visitor center on the right when you walk in to the courtyard. But the main...More

Thank SofiaJoe
Reviewed 19 October 2014

The museum is housed in the Idrija Castle, which was the home of the mercury mine superintendant. This mine was the second largest produced of mercury in the world for 200 years, but has been closed for about 20 years now. The museum of mining...More

Thank Matt33332
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