Hg Smeltery, Idrija

4.6
#3 of 6 in Museums in Idrija
World heritage site · Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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  • My wife and I visited here after touring the mercury mine. The mine tour is a little better but I recommend seeing both if you have time. We toured the facility on our own for about 30-40 minutes...  more »
  • Definitely worth-seeing museum, as it gives background information to the shaft tour. The guide gave a tour just for our couple, as we were the only tourists at that time. He was really funny and...  more »
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  • A very interesting exhibition about mercury ore smelting and mining in Idrija. There are a lot of superlatives about the mercury mine in Idrija and the environmental impact 500 years of mining left behind. The exhibition that shows what mercury used to be used for is also amazing. The guides are wonderful and they know how to present the story of their town. Very recommended!
  • Exelent guide and good exhibits. Nowadays it is hard to understand how miners were willing to go in live silver mine knowing it is poisonous.

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