Idrija Municipal Museum

Mestni muzej Idrija

The administrative seat of the Idrija Municipal Museum is situated in the Idrija Gewerkenegg Castle that was built in the first half of the 16th century and served as the administrative centre of the second biggest mercury mine in the world for more than 400 years.

The castle complex hosts a permanent exhibition called “Five centuries of the mercury mine and Idrija town”. In 1997, the exhibition won the Museum the award of the Luigi Micheletti Foundation for the best European Museum of the Industrial and Technical Heritage, granted by the European Museum Forum.

The Museum manages numerous technical and cultural monuments in the Idrija and Cerkno regions.

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Exhibitions and events

Po sledi Merkurja: Idrija - Almadén

Permanent exhibition

Mestni muzej Idrija Vas vabi na odprtje nove stalne razstave Po sledi Merkurja: Idrija in Almadén. Z njo bo celovito predstavljena dediščina živega srebra, ki jo na UNESCO Seznamu svetovne dediščine...

Zgodbe, vklesane v čas

Permanent exhibition

Na dan muzejev, v petek, 18. maja 2018, na široko odpiramo vrata našega muzeja na vseh lokacijah na Idrijskem in Cerkljanskem. Ob 18. uri vas lepo vabimo na odprtje lapidarija na idrijskem gradu...

Pogled od zgoraj 2019

Temporary exhibition until 08.03.2020

Mestni muzej Idrija vabi na odprtje razstave POGLED OD ZGORAJ 2019. Na razstavi bodo predstavljena dela 27. mednarodne likovne delavnice Slovenija odprta za umetnost. Ta vse od leta 1992 poteka na...

Cerkljanski laufarji v klekljanih podobah

Collaboration exhibition until 26.02.2020

Slovenija se ponaša z izredno bogato pustno dediščino. Med najbolj znanimi pustnimi skupinami so tudi laufarji iz Cerknega. Skupino sestavlja 25 likov. Razen enega vsi nosijo lesena naličja – larfe,...


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