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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...
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...
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 »
If u stop in Idrije, go to Topilnica HG and later you should go to zlikrofi at Gostisce Skafar - in center of city Idrija
If u stop in Idrije, go to Topilnica HG and later you should go to zlikrofi at Gostisce Skafar - in center of city Idrija more »
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!
This museum was incredible, an amazing tour with a splendid guide plus 2 very interesting exhibitions on the history of the smelting plant and the use of the metal mercury. Very wel done !
It was very interesting experience. Until now, I had not visited mine for mercury planting. Moreover, I didnt know nothing about mercury mining. I was really surprised of wide spectrum of thinks where mercury is used. Of course, side effects of mining are still here. Higher radioactivity, Hg in environment circulation, higher lung diseases and cancer etc. But Hg area is included in unesco, it means, great opportunity to see unbeleavable factory
We visited it today and we highly recommend it, as much for the exhibition content than for the guide who explained us everything about mercury with humor, passion and pedagogy.
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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