Following the footsteps of Idrija miners, you will stroll through the second largest mercury mine in the world and see displays of mining methods from different periods since the 16th century; in the smeltery, you will view the smelting process where ore turns into mercury droplets, and learn about the importance of mercury for Idrija and the whole world.
The former mining castle displays the rich history of the Idrija mine and city of Idrija from its beginnings in 1490 until today through various exhibits. You will learn about the development of Idrija and its surrounding region through different periods of time as well as about the heritage of the locality with an emphasis on the bobbin lace of Idrija.
The main thread of the exhibition is the impact of the Earth's forces on the genesis of the region of Idrija and the creation of life. It presents various themes and encourages visitors to explore the surrounding countryside and admire the natural and cultural sights and visit more than just the main attractions in the town itself.
Combined ticket to visit the Mercury Mine and Anthony’s Shaft, the Hg Smeltery, Geopark Visitor Centre and the Gewerkenegg mining castle.
|Children (up to 15 years) / 15 €||Adults / 28 €||Total|
|From the Times of Mercury to Today|| Children (up to 15 years) / 15 € || Adults / 28 € ||Total 0 €|