Anthony's Shaft Mining Museum, Idrija

Must see · World heritage site · Historic Site · Educational Site
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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  • Not many quicksilever mines do exist in the world. In fou are near by do stop here! Unique experinece and get knowledge about quicksilver.  more »
  • The tour in the mine is a very unique experience. You get down along very long corridors, you climb and descend over 100 steps. While you are down there you feel the atmosphere of those who worked...  more »
  • very well organized unesco heritage castle museum. lovely the lace section. beautiful interior indeed.  more »
  • A once in a lifetime experience, where you can see the entire mining history of this small town. The shaft is well kempt and safe, the only thing I'd like to see is an expansion of the museum and more access to the mine.
  • Shaft is well kept and before you enter you get to see short movie about the past of it. You enter in small groups and guides tell you a lot of interesting stories about mining in this particular shaft. Walkthrough takes about an hour and if you have some good questions it can get longer.
  • Definitely go here when in the area! The mine itself is very impressive and our guide was a great storyteller. We also went to the smelting plant nearby where you can see how the ore was processed after it was mined.
  • I learnt lots of history about the mine. Wear comfortable shoes no flip flops. First you see a film then get you get a jacket and Helmut. The entire tour is about 1.5 hours. Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Just the trip inside de mine worth the ticket. Good explanation and some exhibition.

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