Idrija Municipal Museum

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Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia8,870 contributions
Friends
Municipal museum and castle are the same attraction. Museum is in the castle. So, it is first attraction of the city. Visit museum for first impression and after visit parts of old mine and shops with laces.
Written March 29, 2019
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emily b
Sugar Land, TX116 contributions
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 shop in the museum courtyard with an artisan making bobbin lace, with a focus on bobbin lace jewelry. Closes at 6pm, only an hr drive or bus ride from Ljubljana...highly recommend!!!!!
Written April 11, 2018
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Katherine C
Combe Martin, UK84 contributions
Couples
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 with a comprehensive leaflet and most exhibit information also in English. This museum covers everything from the mercury mining, lace making, current industry since the mine closed and WW1 - nearly present day (Austro Hungarian Empire, Italian occupation between wars, German occupation during WW11 and a bit on independence.).
The guides at the Castle museum are who you book to see the Miner's House, Francis shaft (technology used in the museum) and the massive water wheel (EUR6 per person as the third visit is free). It really is not a hassle as they will fit in with you, as much as they can. The guide was knowledgeable and as we had him to ourselves, we could ask all sorts of questions about Slovenia.
Really worth doing all three as well as the museum and the Anthony Shaft as they all help build on your knowledge. An amazing day's leaning.
Written September 19, 2015
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gord h
Peace River, Canada82 contributions
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.
Written September 25, 2018
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BARICA V
Idrija, Slovenia15 contributions
Friends
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.
Written December 20, 2016
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aneela-michael
414 contributions
unceso heritage castle turned museum, worth a visit especially the lace history section...lots to see about lace.
Written September 16, 2019
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swtraveler15
Springfield, MA1,552 contributions
Couples
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!! Some of my favorite photos of the trip. At the entrance of the museum we were asked if we wanted to also see the mining cars as well as the giant waterwheel. A very friendly informative young man brought us to the other sites as they were a bit of a distance from the museum itself. DO NOT MISS the waterwheel!! Our guide was very helpful and it was very nice to experience seeing the town and it's history from one of the locals. You could tell he is very proud of his town's history and is happy to live in this charming little town. Definitely recommend!!
Written November 12, 2017
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dana m
Tel Aviv, Israel625 contributions
Family
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 too loaded with information which is just perfect to get an impression without getting tired.
Written October 18, 2017
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Damir S
Split, Croatia88 contributions
Couples
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.
Written November 20, 2016
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AndresZIvanovic
Reykjavik, Iceland67 contributions
Couples
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 town hundreds of years ago,
Written November 15, 2015
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