Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, Idrija

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Must see · 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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  • Not many quicksilever mines do exist in the world. In fou are near by do stop here! Unique experinece and get knowledge about quicksilver.  more »
  • The tour in the mine is a very unique experience. You get down along very long corridors, you climb and descend over 100 steps. While you are down there you feel the atmosphere of those who worked...  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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