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...

Andrej Mivšek: Nebo v vodi

Temporary exhibition until 25.02.2018

Mestni muzej Idrija vas vabi na odprtje razstave slik Andreja Mivška. Profesor likovne umetnosti in slikar Mivšek navdih in motiv za ustvarjanje išče v kroženju letnih časov narave. V tokratno...

Muzejski večeri

Event on 27.02.2018 18:00

Mestni muzej Idrija vas vabi na predavanje iz cikla Muzejski večeri . Univ. dipl. inženirka kemije Ivica Kavčič in univ. dipl. inženirka geologije Martina Peljhan bosta na predavanju Uporaba...

Pogled od zgoraj 2017

Temporary exhibition from 02.03.2018

Mestni muzej Idrija vas vabi na razstavo Pogled od zgoraj 2017. Jubilejni 25. mednarodni likovni simpozij Slovenija odprta za umetnost je lani na Sinjem Vrhu nad Ajdovščino združil 19 likovnih...


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