Somewhat special among castles, full of secrets! It was built in the 16th century for the needs of defence, mining administration and storage of mercury.
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.
ADOULTS: group / guided group tour: EUR 7.50 / EUR 9.00
DISCOUNT TICKETS (students, seniors): group / guided group tour: EUR 6.50 / EUR 8.00
In addition to the entrance fee, groups of adults, seniors, and students with fewer than 10 persons shall be charged a guiding service fee of EUR 50.
Special offer: If you visit three museum premises in the same day, entrance to the one with the lowest admission is free of carge. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Payment by card is possible.
A guided tour of individual exhibition takes: 30min
DISCOUNT TICKETS (adults, seniors, students): group / guided group tour: EUR 4.00 / EUR 4.50
Advance announcement is desired for groups. It is possible to visit outside opening hours.