Idrija “Kamšt”

Vodnikova ulica, Idrija
Target group
Elementary school/3; Secondary school
Date and time
Upon arrangement
EUR 4.00/person
Guided tour

Idrija “Kamšt”

Idrija Mercury Mine constantly followed new achievements in engineering in its 500 years of history. One of those significant achievements was the pump for pumping pit water. The 1790 Idrija “Kamšt” shows the elementary and secondary school students learn how the water-powered pump operated. The 13.6-metre-diameter drive water wheel is known as the largest wooden water wheel in Europe.

It is recommended in combination with a visit to the Idrija Municipal Museum’s technical department in the Francis’ Shaft.

Connection with the school curriculum:

History of the New Age, industrial revolution, engineering and technology (technical means), energy, ecology, UNESCO

Announcing your visit

We recommend you arrange the most appropriate programme form with the museum service when you schedule the visit. This measure additionally provides quality execution of the programme, which will be mutually satisfactory. When arranging a visit, point out all specific wishes regarding the content or time limitation. We will be happy to answer all of your additional questions.