War Museum Črni Vrh nad Idrijo

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1.5 hrs

Ivan Rudolf of Črni Vrh has been a passionate collector since his early days, so there is no wonder that in 2008 he opened a private museum in his house. His collection boasts over 2,000 items originating from the period of World War I. The items were found not only on the Črni Vrh plateau but also on the wider area of the Isonzo Front.
One of the items that stands out is the exhibit of the narrow-gauge railway “Feldban” together with the tracks. A true historical gem is also the switchgear for the narrow-gauge railway.
The exhibition also features a petrol engine that was used to pull small wagons. Among other important items is also a well-preserved wheel with a part of the wire of a military telpher. Another interesting item is a transportable Mass kit which belonged to an Italian army chaplain. The kit consists of a suitcase, an improvised altar, Mass books, a ciborium, etc. The kit was stored for many years in the Črni Vrh parish house.
Among the exhibited items we also find different firearms and cold weapons, along with other military equipment. The visitor can also see a collection of photographs that were taken between 1914 and 1918.

Text: Sandro Oblak
Photos: (1-3) Bojan Tavčar, ICRA; (4) Ivan Rudolf

Access and useful info


The museum collection is accessible from the directions:
– Idrija–Godovič–Črni Vrh
– Ljubljana–Godovič–Črni Vrh
– Ajdovščina–Col–Črni Vrh

The War Museum is located in the village Črni Vrh nad Idrijo. From the centre of the village drive towards Zadlog. The museum is on the left side of the road, opposite the company Prebil Plast d.o.o.


Ivan Rudolf
Črni Vrh 36
SI–5274 Črni Vrh nad Idrijo
+386 41 739 544

TIC Idrija
Prelovčeva ulica 5
SI–5280 Idrija
+386 5 374 39 16

Visiting the private collection is possible by prior arrangement.

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
1.5 hrs


1.5 hrs

GPS coordinates

45.930931, 14.039186

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