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Idrija Municipal Museum and Gewerkenegg castle are the same attraction

Municipal museum and castle are the same attraction. Museum is in the castle. So, it is first... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2019
Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia
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 September 24, 2018
Peace River, Canada
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Mar 29, 2019
“Idrija Municipal Museum and Gewerkenegg castle are the same attraction”
Sep 24, 2018
“More than just lace”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Prelovcheva ulica 9, Idrija 5280, Slovenia
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Reviewed March 29, 2019

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Miha P
Reviewed September 24, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank emily b
Reviewed November 12, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank swtraveler15
Reviewed October 17, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed December 19, 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.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Barica2014
Reviewed November 20, 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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Damir S
Reviewed November 15, 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

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank AndresZIvanovic
Reviewed September 19, 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

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Clunegapyears
Reviewed October 26, 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

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank SofiaJoe
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