The castle has a Renaissance shape, with an internal arcade courtyard with picturesque Baroque frescoes that are sure to impress you! Today it houses the Idrija Municipal Museum. The museum tells the 500-year-old story of the history of the mercury mine and the town of Idrija, giving an insight into a hard everyday life of the miners, embellished by the social and cultural life and the snow-white lace their wives and daughters made in the shelter of their home for extra income.
Come and catch Mercury at the exhibitions:
- Five Centuries of the Mercury Mine and the Town of Idrija;
- Tracing Mercury: Idrija-Almadén,
- The Milestones of the 20th Century,
- Idrija Lace, a History Written in Thread.