Project Idrija Topilnica

Idrija Mercury Mine was one of the largest mercury mines in the world. Its rich heritage (buildings, equipment, knowledge) must be preserved for future generations, given new function and content, and suitably presented.

The goal is to preserve this endangered cultural monument of national importance, to revive the heritage with educational and tourism content and to improve tourism opportunities of the area inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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