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...

Na obrobju pekla, Idrijsko in Cerkljansko 1914-1919

Temporary exhibition from 27.10.2018

Mestni muzej Idrija Vas vljudno vabi na odprtje občasne razstave ob 100-letnici konca prve svetovne vojne Na obrobju pekla, Idrijsko in Cerkljansko 1914–1919. »Z vso zaskrbljenostjo so ljudje zrli v...


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