Miner's House, Idrija

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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 »
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  • I recommend it to everyone, old and young. One of the better museums.
  • The Idrija mining house can be found just above the Franciscan shaft. You must check in at the Idrija City Museum to see. A "mining house" is a building that speaks eloquently of the mining culture of mining families. It was erected at the end of the 18th century. It underwent its renovation during the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Idrija. It was renovated in 1994. From the outside, we can clearly see that it is leaning up a 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 two floors and attics is wooden and plaster covered. Also, the internal staircases and ceilings are wooden. The roof of the house is steeply sloped to dry rapidly after the rain and to quickly slip from it in winter. When we walk around the inside of the house, we see all this clearly. On the ground floor we can see the main room called the house, from there we step into a partially remodeled bedroom. The furniture is genuine, as is the bread oven that heated the room. On the ground floor we also see the kitchen, which was always nicely decorated. There is also a fireplace in the kitchen for the aforementioned bread oven. The kitchen comes as a surprise with the kitchen utensils that were usually made at home. From there, we follow the wooden stairs to a higher floor, which is slightly different in design. The attic is not accessible during the viewing. The tour is suitable for adults and children. When we get out of the house we understand better why the "mining house" blended in so well with the surrounding area. The house also has its own nursery, which they call the bed. Today the house comes to life especially during the annual lace festival.

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