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Technical department of the museum in the Francis’ Shaft

Bazoviška 2, Idrija
Target group
Elementary school/3; Secondary school
Date and time
Upon arrangement
EUR 4.00/person
Guided tour

Technical department of the museum in the Francis’ Shaft

One of the oldest preserved mining facilities in town provides a space for 29 renovated mining machines and devices from the end of 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. When visiting this remarkable collection, the elementary and secondary school students learn about different types of drive (water, steam, compressed air, electricity) and see the 1893 Kley pump, which is the largest preserved steam machine in Slovenia and most likely in Europe too.

It is recommended in combination with Idrija “Kamšt”.

Connection with the school curriculum:

Industrial revolution, Europe and the world in 19th century, technique and technology (technical means), steam machinery, physics, mechanical engineering, energy, 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.