Francis’ Shaft, one of the oldest preserved mining facilities still in use today, is where you find Idrija Municipal Museum. It features renovated mining machinery and devices, which are part of the superior mechanical engineering of the 19th century. It includes the largest preserved steam engine in Europe: the 1893 Kley pump from the E. Skoda Pilsen factory; it pumped water from a depth of 272 m. The collections is a true paradise for science and technology fans.
Price and the tour duration
A guided tour lasts: 45min
ADULTS: EUR 5.00
DISCOUNT TICKETS (students, seniors): EUR 4.00
Advance announcement is desired for groups. It is possible to visit outside opening hours.