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Gewerkenegg Castle

Prelovcheva ulica 9, Idrija 5280, Slovenia
+386 5 372 66 00
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“lace making” (2 reviews)
“actualy” (2 reviews)
“museum” (8 reviews)
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Prelovcheva ulica 9, Idrija 5280, Slovenia
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+386 5 372 66 00
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Returning home we stoped here.The entrence fee is 5€,which is a bargain if you take all there is to see into acount. The staff was very friendly, gave us a short intro into hoe people actualy found mercury in the region(by accident..😱) and sent us...More

Thank Marko M
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Just go see it...I wasn't sure and was pleasantly surprised. Trust me. Go! Excellent English descriptions!

Thank emily b
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The building overlooking the city is where you can get to know about the life of the people and community living in this place. The city museum is located in the castle

Thank Dundun0101
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Many museums are similar, but Idrija's history was unique for its development of mercury mining and lace making. The lace making exhibits were the best I've seen anywhere. There's still a lace making festival every year, but the mercury mines are now only open to...More

Thank James T
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I usually get bored quickly in museums, but not in this circumstance. An helpful guy shows shortly the different sections at the entry. The most interesting rooms: the modern history of this troubled town (the six flags means the continuous chenges of nationality) and the...More

Thank Andrea C
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Building is a crown on the top of the city of mining. It is huge construction with four sides and inner yard. Smaller part of the building is music school, bigger part is local museum. Collections are far from local. They lead you through history...More

Thank Miha P
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Set in the heart of town is this squat castle with a couple of turrets and a bridge over a canal. There were some nice views from the terrace over Idrija and the forested slopes that hemmed it in. The internal courtyard had an unusual...More

Thank TassieTravellers99
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

I reccomend the visit, enjoy at the museum! the minerals collection and the items related to Idrija's past are amazing.

Thank IvanCernaz
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

We stumbled across this Museum by spying it on the skyline as we passed through Idrija, Slovenia while returning from the Julian Alps. The castle is a wonderful, award-winning museum of what was once the second largest mercury mine in the world. One learns all...More

Thank devarbur
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

We visit this castel during our stay in Idrija. It is a great castle, ver well renovated. There is a city museum in the castle with the collection of mining history documents, stones and laces which are hand made in Idrija by local women and...More

Thank Natasa K
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