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Although the mines are a UNESCO site. There really isn’t much to see if you have seen other mines. If you happen to be passing by do call in. The tours of the mines are guided so check before to see..... more
Although the mines are a UNESCO site. There really isn’t much to see if you have seen other mines. If you happen to be passing by do call in. The tours of the mines are guided so check before to see..... more »
We went on a lace festival day, when the house was open and free. The young lady then gave us a personal tour in excellent English. The ground floor was the the only one fully furnished, but it was...
We went on a lace festival day, when the house was open and free. The young lady then gave us a personal tour in excellent English. The ground floor was the the only one fully furnished, but it was... more »
The Idrija mining house can be found right above the Frančiška shaft. To view it, you need to visit the City Museum of Idrija. "Miner's house" is a building that speaks eloquently about the living culture of mining families. It was built at the end of the 18th century. It underwent its renovation during the celebration of Idrija's 500th anniversary. It was renovated in 1994. The view from the outside makes it clear that it leans against the hill. The house is characterized by a high facade and many small windows. Typically, it is built only on the ground floor, while the construction of the two floors and the attic is wooden and covered with plaster. The interior staircases and ceilings are also wooden. The roof of the house is steeply placed so that it dries quickly after rain and that snow quickly slides off it in winter. When we walk around the inside of the house, we can clearly see all this. On the ground floor, we can see the main room, which is called the house, from there we enter the partially partitioned bedroom. The furniture is authentic, as is the bread oven that heated the room. On the ground floor we can also see the kitchen, which has always been nicely decorated. In the kitchen there is also a firebox for the aforementioned bread oven. Kitchen utensils that were usually made at home are a surprise in the kitchen. From there, we proceed up the wooden stairs to the higher floor, which is designed a bit differently. It is not possible to enter the attic during the tour. The tour is suitable for adults and children. When we get back out of the house, we better understand why the "miner's house" blended in so beautifully with its surroundings. The house also has its own kindergarten, which is called a nursery school. Today, the house especially comes alive during the annual lace festival.
I recommend it to everyone, young and old. One of the better museums.
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