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Prelovcheva ulica 9, Idrija 5280, Slovenia
+386 5 372 66 00
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

During our short stay , we visited this castle and the museum inside. The castle is very beautiful and well preserved , it can easily be reached on foot. It was built in the half of 16th century and is perched on the hill, dominating...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maurizio M
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Returning home we stoped here.The entrence fee is 5€,which is a bargain if you take all there is to see into acount. The staff was very friendly, gave us a short intro into hoe people actualy found mercury in the region(by accident..😱) and sent us...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marko M
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Just go see it...I wasn't sure and was pleasantly surprised. Trust me. Go! Excellent English descriptions!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank emily b
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The building overlooking the city is where you can get to know about the life of the people and community living in this place. The city museum is located in the castle

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dundun0101
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Many museums are similar, but Idrija's history was unique for its development of mercury mining and lace making. The lace making exhibits were the best I've seen anywhere. There's still a lace making festival every year, but the mercury mines are now only open to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank James T
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I usually get bored quickly in museums, but not in this circumstance. An helpful guy shows shortly the different sections at the entry. The most interesting rooms: the modern history of this troubled town (the six flags means the continuous chenges of nationality) and the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank andreacX7484KF
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Building is a crown on the top of the city of mining. It is huge construction with four sides and inner yard. Smaller part of the building is music school, bigger part is local museum. Collections are far from local. They lead you through history...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Miha P
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Set in the heart of town is this squat castle with a couple of turrets and a bridge over a canal. There were some nice views from the terrace over Idrija and the forested slopes that hemmed it in. The internal courtyard had an unusual...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I reccomend the visit, enjoy at the museum! the minerals collection and the items related to Idrija's past are amazing.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank IvanCernaz
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We stumbled across this Museum by spying it on the skyline as we passed through Idrija, Slovenia while returning from the Julian Alps. The castle is a wonderful, award-winning museum of what was once the second largest mercury mine in the world. One learns all...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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