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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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...

Čipke, ki lovijo sanje

Temporary exhibition until 03.09.2017

Lovilci sanj arhitektke in oblikovalke Andrejke L. Kofol so sodobna interpretacija lovilcev sanj, ki so jih severnoameriški Indijanci pletli že dojenčkom. Verjeli so, da so sanje in vizije povezava...

Spominčice, male klekljane mojstrovine

Temporary exhibition until 10.09.2017

Vabimo vas na odprtje osrednje razstave 36. festivala idrijske čipke Spominčice, male klekljane čipke, v petek, 16. junija 2017, ob 19. uri v Razstavišču Nikolaja Pirnata na gradu Gewerkenegg v...

Kam pa danes? V rudarsko hišo!

Event until 31.08.2017 15:00

Vas zanima kako je potekalo življenje pred sto leti? Mestni muzej Idrija vas vabi na ogled rudarske hiše , ki stoji v brežini nedaleč stran od mestnega središča. Posebej radovedni se boste lahko...


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