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Norwegian Mining Museum reviews
Really good tour guide that gave interesting and easy to understand history of the museum. I went here twice, once with friends and the second time as a business trip a few months later. Definitely a.... more
Really good tour guide that gave interesting and easy to understand history of the museum. I went here twice, once with friends and the second time as a business trip a few months later. Definitely a.... more »
Truly awesome museum. The exhibitions are beautiful and provide a unique picture of mining operations from way back in the day (17th century) to the last century. The mines themselves are amazing. So.... more
Truly awesome museum. The exhibitions are beautiful and provide a unique picture of mining operations from way back in the day (17th century) to the last century. The mines themselves are amazing. So.... more »
We got a great guide in the mine, I liked how he explained in simple words (there ware kids in the group) and show examples if he could.
We got a great guide in the mine, I liked how he explained in simple words (there ware kids in the group) and show examples if he could. more »
Great place to visit- perfect family day out! It’s FREE to get in on Tuesdays! Plus it’s more than just a mining museum: there’s a ski jumping museum and a section on the Royal Mint and coins of Norway too included on site… AND also a geology & science section, a kids climbing area and a war museum downstairs! I never expected all that! My kids aged 10 and 14 really enjoyed it!
Free parking. Ear plugs given out due to 28 minute round trip by noisy railway. Remember warm clothing as 6c temperature inside. Don't see much other than some tunnels and two lifts. But guide said you can hire some special exploration or big dining room inside for parties. No silver visible. Guide said 600kg lump once found, had to be split in order to get it up in daylight as 1 km deep mine. Part of this is on exhibit in mining museum. Nice guide, not boring. I went with the Norwegian language one, Johannes. Hard hats given, so you don't hit your head in occasional low ceiling. History of most mines found 400 years ago, involves two kids and an animal it sounded like. Real history of discovery, is that locals that found the mine were arrested as all silver belonged to the king, and they were found trying to sell silver. First, the long hired 300 Germans used to mining in soft stone, now they could only do 10cm per month due to hard gneis rock. But they discovered use of heat to crack the stone at 500c, so tunnels were full of smoke and deadly CO, until dynamite arrived. Mine is now flooded as water pumps are turned off. But no water at tourist level. Using latters, it took 45 minutes to descend, then 15 minutes with invention of lifts. Shut down due to low profits, half of all silver has been mined. Age 3 lower age limit.
Wow it was very nice to be there.Dont forget to visit mine after that.The in bulit prototype mine is amazing.Nice things to buy between 40 to150 krones
Excellent exhibition about mining history in Kongberg and related industries
The Kongsberg city walk tour led by a museum historian was a highlight of our trip to Norway! Museum staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. There are exhibits tailored to a wide variety of interests and ages. We recommend this museum and this city to anyone and everyone!
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