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.

Other venues



Guided tours


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...

Antonio Živkovič: VRATA / ZADNJA IZMENA

Temporary exhibition until 26.11.2017

V četrtek, 28. septembra 2017 ob 18. uri vas Mestni muzej Idrija v okviru Dnevov evropske kulturne dediščine vabi na odprtje razstave VRATA / ZADNJA IZMENA fotografa Antonia Živkoviča. Avtor v...

Vžgano v spominih

Collaboration exhibition until 30.11.2017

Mestni muzej Idrija vas vljudno vabi 26. oktobra ob 18. uri na odprtje razstave in projekcijo dokumentargenga filma VŽGANO V SPOMINIH! Pričujoči dogodek je prva pobuda k raziskovanju in vključevanju...

Sladka delavnica: BOVŠKI KRAFI

Event on 28.11.2017 15:00

» Mestni muzej Idrija in Univerza za 3. življenjsko obdobje vas vabita na delavnico bovških krafov . Slastno sladico iz buške tepke so od nekdaj jedli domačini na sveti večer, z njihovo pripravo nas...


Educational programs

We don't have anything to show you here.



Latest news


Suggested Content