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Presentation of the history of smelting in Idrija and the exceptional significance of mercury, which marked the development of Idrija and contributed to the flourishing of human civilisation throughout the world.

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Idrija is richer for a restored monument of mercury heritage – Hg SMELTERY that is under UNESCO protection. Presentation of the history of smelting in Idrija and the exceptional significance of mercury, which marked the development of Idrija and contributed to the flourishing of human civilisation throughout the world.

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  • Address: Arkova 50, 5280 Idrija
  • Phone: +386 5 37 71 142; +386 31 810 194
  • E-mail: infohg@cudhg-idrija.si
  • Website: http://www.cudhg-idrija.si/en
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Idrija is richer for a restored monument of mercury heritage – Hg SMELTERY that is under UNESCO protection. Presentation of the history of smelting in Idrija and the exceptional significance of mercury, which marked the development of Idrija and contributed to the flourishing of human civilisation throughout the world.


At the permanent exhibition From Ore to Mercury Drops you will learn about a unique liquid metal and trace the development of smelting furnaces through five centuries. Your tour will end with a walk along the path of ore, where you will view the entire procedure of mercury extraction. Visit Idrija and this beautiful exhibition! 

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