|Kumarjeva ulica 3, SI-6330 Piran-Pirano|
|Phone||386 (0) 8 20 55 272|
|Matjaž Derin, Head of programme, public relations|
|Phone||386 (0) 30 703 111|
|Luka Ličen, Head technician|
|Phone||386 (0) 30 703 112|
|Zora Mužinić, Museum guide|
|Phone||386 (0) 30 703 110|
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Due to its interactive and multimedia nature, the museum is especially appealing to children but geared towards all age groups. It offers its visitors a 3-D film and two animated films interspersed with documentary recordings, thus presenting 2000 years of Piran's history and explaining how this densely populated town grew out of its salt pans and fishing industries.
Other media – touch screens, interactive, motion sensing screens, photographs, drawings, texts (in five languages) and so on – present the town's various archaeological discoveries, cultural monuments and its prominent personalities. Additionally, there are sketches about the history of the Venetian Republic, which for many centuries used to hold sway over Piran. The museum also holds the original "pillar of shame", formerly stationed in the city centre but now replaced by a replica.
The basement of Mediadom is an archaeological finding in itself. It is a newly discovered and centuries old underground corridor, presumably used as a crypt.
In 2007, the town authorities started to renovate the premises of the local wind orchestra. During the renovation works one of the machines almost fell into a wholly unexpected hole in the ground. It later turned out that they had found the remains of a church, built at the same spot in 1374 and demolished in the 19th century. The corridor they'd discovered probably functioned as a crypt.
At the initiative of the Municipality of Piran, the findings were to be presented in situ, in the basement and on the ground floor of the building. Subsequently, the wind orchestra was given another place and the building was re-purposed for its current use.
- Mediadom Pyrhani website
- A presentation of Mediadom Pyrhani architecture on Open House Slovenia website
- An article about the opening of Mediadom Pyrhani in Delo (in Slovenian)
- Mediadom Pyrhani on Tripadvisor
- A TV show on Mediadom Pyrhani on RTV Slovenia (in Slovenian)