Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, Idrija

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Educational Site
Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum serves as both an education center and entry point for the mine. The entrance represents one of the oldest preserved mine entries in all of Europe. Professional guides will take you through shafts and lit galleries, where you'll see illustrations of mining jobs and a unique underground chapel. You'll likely get a raincoat at the start of the tour, but do come prepared for cool underground temperatures. Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • We crossed the street for the 3 PM tour from our stay at Apartma na Starom Placu. All tours are given in English, with other languages using an audio guide. After paying 10 Euros each, we watched a...  more »
  • The tour lasts about 1 1/2 hours and is very well done. My wife and I took a tour with an English-speaking guide and she was very good - friendly and very informative. It was basically a private...  more »
  • A once in a lifetime experience, where you can see the entire mining history of this small town. The shaft is well kempt and safe, the only thing I'd like to see is an expansion of the museum and more access to the mine.
  • Shaft is well kept and before you enter you get to see short movie about the past of it. You enter in small groups and guides tell you a lot of interesting stories about mining in this particular shaft. Walkthrough takes about an hour and if you have some good questions it can get longer.

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