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Magazin – The Mine Granary and Military Museum

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The mine granary and museum will take you back to the past of Idrija

Ulica Sv. Barbare 5 or Trg sv. Ahacija 4 5280 Idrija

This significant building named Magazin building was once used as storage for grain which was part of the wages for miners. It was built around 1764 and it represents a typical Baroque architecture. Take a closer look at the facade of the Magazin building and you will see the memorial plaques dedicated to the most famous people from Idrija.


Today, the Magazin building has been renovated and it is home to a City Library, Art Gallery, and Military Museum.


Military Museum in Magazin building

The museum is located on the ground floor of the Magazin building. It is dedicated to World War II because it had a significant influence on the town and people of Idrija. You can also find other important remains and monuments connected to WWII near Idrija. This museum is a good start into a discovery of what happened during this dark era in Slovenian history.


The Military Museum contains more than a hundred kind of weapons which were used during the war. A bit unusual is the collection of 45 solder dummies, dressed in original army uniforms. Various documents, photographs, and medals are also exhibited here.


Opening hours

May 1 – Sept 30:
10:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 18:00
closed on Mondays

Saturdays and Sundays:
10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 17:00

How to get there

Magazin building can be seen from the Ahacij square in Idrija – the Trg sv. Ahacija Square. Parking lot is arranged in this square. Also, the theatre building is right next to this building and Anthony's Shaft is just across the street from this square. To enter into the building walk on the other side, to the Sv. Barbara Street.