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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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