Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, Idrija

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World heritage site · Historic Site · Educational Site
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Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum serves as both an education center and entry point for the mine. The entrance represents one of the oldest preserved mine entries in all of Europe. Professional guides will take you through shafts and lit galleries, where you'll see illustrations of mining jobs and a unique underground chapel. You'll likely get a raincoat at the start of the tour, but do come prepared for cool underground temperatures. Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • An exceptionally well-presented look at the hard lives of the quicksilver miners. Tours leave at certain times, so we bought a ticket and had a chance to try the famous local dumplings for lunch... 
    An exceptionally well-presented look at the hard lives of the quicksilver miners. Tours leave at certain times, so we bought a ticket and had a chance to try the famous local dumplings for lunch...  more »
  • We crossed the street for the 3 PM tour from our stay at Apartma na Starom Placu. All tours are given in English, with other languages using an audio guide. After paying 10 Euros each, we watched a... 
    We crossed the street for the 3 PM tour from our stay at Apartma na Starom Placu. All tours are given in English, with other languages using an audio guide. After paying 10 Euros each, we watched a...  more »
  • The tour lasts about 1 1/2 hours and is very well done. My wife and I took a tour with an English-speaking guide and she was very good - friendly and very informative. It was basically a private... 
    The tour lasts about 1 1/2 hours and is very well done. My wife and I took a tour with an English-speaking guide and she was very good - friendly and very informative. It was basically a private...  more »
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  • Cool tour through mine shafts. There's definitely an aspect of it that is for kids, but for me (adult!) who had never been inside a mine, it was pretty cool.
  • Great tour through the mercury mines. The guide knew everything including the answers to our questions. Must see!
  • Europe's biggest mercury mine, closed for production but open for visitors. Nice opportunity to see how miners worked from 500 years ago till recent times.
  • Must go place. You will see how was hard work in one of the largest mercury mine where my grandpa was also working there.
  • Amazing museum and wisiting the old mine. Highly recomended also for kids from 6 years and abowe

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