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We suggest history and art lovers a visit to the Municipal Museum at Gewerkenegg Castle in Idrija which warmly welcomes all visitors.

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Idrija Municipal Museum

Idrija Municipal Museum

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Opening times: daily from 9.00 to 18.00
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  • Address: Prelovčeva 9, 5280 Idrija
  • Contact info available at: Municipal museum Idrija - Mestni muzej Idrija
  • Phone: +386 (0)5 372 66 00
  • E-mail: tajnistvo@muzej-idrija-cerkno.si
  • Website: www.muzej-idrija-cerkno.si
  • Distance from the TIC office: 269m, a 1-min drive, a 5-min walk
  • How to get there:
    Follow the street straight past the Mestni trg Square to the Aquarium and then turn right up the hill to the castle. By car follow the main street (priority road) and at the chapel after you cross the bridge, turn up hill to the castle parking place.
  • Accessible by: car, motorbike, bicycle, on foot
  • Entrance fee: yes
  • Suggested time to visit: all year long
  • Accessibility for the disabled: no
  • Guests: groups, individuals, families
  • GEO:46.000811000000 / 14.018463000000

We suggest history and art lovers a visit to the Municipal Museum at Gewerkenegg Castle in Idrija which warmly welcomes all visitors.

The renovated castle dating back to the 16th century offers visitors the permanent exhibition Five Centuries of the Mercury Mine and the Town of Idrija which offers a historical and technological presentation of mining, follows the development of the town and its people connected with the mine. For the work done and for this very exhibition the museum was awarded the prestigious Luigi Micheletti foundation award as the best European museum of technological and industrial heritage.
The permanent exhibition Idrija Lace – A History Written in Thread  tells the story of hand-made Idrija Lace and its makers – lacemakers who have been supporting family budgets throughout the centuries. The most beautiful pieces of lace and products with lace show the development of the lace from the past into the present time when Idrija Lace is becoming an important element in famous designers' creations shown on catwalks.

We also suggest you to visit:
Idrija Miner’s house 
Francis’ Shaft 
Idrija Kamšt 
Slovenia Partisan Printing Shop 

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TIC Idrija, Mestni trg 2

+386 (0)5 37 43 916
tic@visit-idrija.si

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