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The castle was built in the first half of the 16th century as the administrative building of the Idrija Mercury Mine – the second largest mercury mine in the world. 

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Gewerkenegg Castle

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Opening times: daily from 9.00 to 18.00
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  • Spletna trgovina: www.muzej-idrija-cerkno.si
  • Contact info available at: Mestni muzej Idrija
  • Phone: +386 (0)5 372 66 00
  • E-mail: tajnistvo@muzej-idrija-cerkno.si
  • Website: Prelovčeva 9, 5280 Idrija
  • Distance from the TIC office: 269 m, a 1-min drive, a 5-min walk
  • How to get there:
    Follow the main street past the bus station, continue straight on and pass the Mestni trg Square and then turn right up the hill when you come under the castle building.
  • Accessible by: car, motorbike, bicycle, on foot
  • Entrance fee: none
  • Suggested time to visit: all year long
  • Suggested length of visit: at least 30 min
  • Accessibility for the disabled: yes – to see the interior courtyard
  • Important information: We suggest visiting the Municipal museum Idrija
  • Guests: groups, individuals, families
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The castle was built in the first half of the 16th century as the administrative building of the Idrija Mercury Mine – the second largest mercury mine in the world. 

Throughout the centuries it has been expanded and transformed. In the second half of the 18th century the courtyard facade was decorated with frescoes that are now reconstructed and worth all the admiration they are granted. 

Since 1954 it has been the seat of the Municipal Museum Idrija  that has taken care of its entire renovation during the last twenty years. The entire complex is now a museum exhibition area and the inner courtyard a venue for many a summer cultural event in Idrija. You can visit the main permanent exhibitions:  Five Centuries of the Mercury Mine and the Town of Idrija  and  Idrija Lace – A History Written in Thread.

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TIC Idrija, Mestni trg 2

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

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