Hg Smelting Plant

At the exhibition From Ore to Mercury Drops you will learn about a unique liquid metal and trace the development of smelting furnaces through five centuries. Your tour will end with a walk along the path of ore, where you will view the entire procedure of mercury extraction.

Suitable for: individuals, families, groups, school groups and vulnerable groups.
Tour duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Tours are conducted in two languages: SLO • ENG • ITA

Opening hours

Exhibition is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00 h (1st May – 30 September) and 10:00 to 16:00 h (1st October – 30 April) 12:00 to 16:00 (1st January - 28th February).


Two UNESCO sites


on purchase of a combined ticket (Anthony's Main Road + Hg Smelting Plant)

Anthony's Main Road

"Tracing the Steps of Idrija Miners"

13.00 EUR

Hg Smelting Plant

Experiencing Mercury

8.00 EUR

Center za upravljanje z dediščino živega srebra Idrija
Bazoviška ulica 2, Idrija
+386 5 37 71 142

Anthony's Main Road
Kosovelova ulica 3, Idrija
+386 31 810 194

Hg Smelting Plant
Arkova ulica 50, Idrija
+386 5 37 43 940