IDRIJA UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK
The interactive exhibition Written in Rocks uses various models, items, animations, and video presentations to present the story on how this region was formed. Families, individuals, groups and school groups are invited to take a tour or a guided tour into our geological past and learn about the interesting sights that can be visited in our region.
The Idrija Geopark Visitor Centre is a great starting point for exploring the Idrija region. The exhibition Written in Rocks presents all the interesting sights of the region and the staff at the Tourist Information Centre share all the necessary information to make the rest of your visit as easy and interesting as possible.
In addition to the geological past and processes that created our world, the exhibition Written in Rocks features rocks and fossils, the geopark’s flora and fauna, the karst world with its phenomena, the cultural heritage of Idrija, and its picturesque countryside. The exhibition is centered around the tectonic processes and the important role they played in forming this area with its famous mercury deposit. These processes – the most important being the Idrija Fault – had an important effect on nature, rocks, soil, landscape and consequently the history and way of life, even the character of the local population.
With this presentation of our area and the most important natural and cultural sights, we want to inspire visitors to continue their journey and explore the wonderful sights of the Idrija region – in the town, the countryside and in nature.
The exhibition Written in Rocks can be viewed VIRTUALLY.
A unique audio tour in the company of Scopoli, the famous 18th century natural scientist. Through audio clips, he will guide you through the exhibition and share with you interesting information about his life, work and life in Idrija as he experienced it. The clips are available through a QR code (the card with the QR code can be bought at the information desk) and can be listened to on your mobile phone.
Do you like mobile apps? In the game Missy narrates, our dinosaur will guide you step-by-step and offer a series of interesting tasks and questions that will enable you to explore the exhibition in an interactive way. And to finish the tour: a selfie with your guide. You will only need to download the TeachOUT app to your mobile device or you can borrow a tablet at the information desk.
Enjoy a pick-me-up before you start exploring the Idrija region. Subject to prior notice, groups up to 25 people can experience a tasting of traditional local dishes such as ocvirkovca, zelševka, habanca, miners’ drink geruš, delicious dairy- and meat products, and locally produced tea and honey. All are quality products certified through the Idrija Selected trademark.
*Guided group tours for groups of 10–15 people.
*Guided group tours with tasting of local specialities must be announced at least a week ahead.
*Guided group tours for vulnerable groups with 25% discount. Discounts are not cumulative.
All prices are listed in EUR and include VAT.
The Board’s council confirmed the price list at its first regular session on 24 February 2023.
The price list is valid from 27 February 2023.