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The Cobalt Works

Koboltveien 11 | Modum, 3340, Norway
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Art & Museum Site All in One

We need to go back to Blaafarvevaerket at least once a year. Their arts exhibit changes every... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sigmund L
This was poor

Im SURE that its a nice attraction to visit. We were looking forward to it alot, as we havent been... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Eastern Norway, Norway
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Blaafarvevaerket, or the Royal Cobalt Works of Modum was established in 1773 for the extraction of cobalt ore from the local mines in the surrounding hills. Today Blaafarvevaerket is one of Norways best known tourist attractions offering historical insight into the extraction and production of cobalt, guided tours of the mines and surrounding area and annual art exhibition.The museum and surrounding area is a popular tourist destination in central Eastern Norway not far from Vikersund with Krøderbanen, Historic Heritage Railway running from Vikersund to Krøderen and Vikersund Ski Flying Arena with the worlds largest ski-jumping hill.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“art museum” (3 reviews)
“waffles” (2 reviews)
“mines” (10 reviews)
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Koboltveien 11 | Modum, 3340, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We need to go back to Blaafarvevaerket at least once a year. Their arts exhibit changes every summer, while the historic sights remain the same. The origin of Blaa is the old Cobolt Mines that once supplied Europe and the World with that blue substance....More

Thank Sigmund L
Blaafarveverket, Informasjonssjef at The Cobalt Works, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review :)

Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Im SURE that its a nice attraction to visit. We were looking forward to it alot, as we havent been here before, and we finally managed to get our 7 year old interested too. So we went during the school holiday this fall. As it...More

Thank Niquitha1
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We have been to the Cobalt Mines several times and taken our grandsons for the one hour tour into the mines. Our guide was absolutely excellent - enthusiastic, knowledgeable and at times amusing. The boys still tell about how important it is to wear helmets...More

Thank MargretEA
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to take the family. The animals are so cute and the blueberry pancakes are amazing!!

1  Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This Summers exhibition is a very well curated combination of Kai Fjell and other Norwegian (more) contemporary artist. The exhibition is not big but well worth the trip for the art interested. Especially the few Lars Elling paintings are great. If you go there on...More

Thank Sunesen
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

They have a nice combination of live animals in a farm setting (rabbits, sheep, goats, pigs, horses), playground and recreational park, cosy cafeteria and gallery with art exhibitions. For families with an interest in art it makes a perfect outing for the family. It's possible...More

Thank EiWiSu
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Blaafarveværket is an amazing place for both children and grown-ups. In the area around Blaafarveverket, there is a childrens farm with animals they can touch and look at, there is a horse and carriage they can ride and they can take a picture with Gråtass...More

Thank MortenCB
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Art Exhibition and Museum set in the countryside. Takes a least one day to visit the entire works and go through the exhibition. Alternatively spend a couple of days in the area and combine a trip to the cobalt mines with Kroederbanen - a historic...More

Thank GRT66
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great place for the whole family. The animals were so tame, could pet the rabbits, goats, cows and chicken! Very nice buildings and lovely scenery. Grandparents from Ireland could not believe that all this was free - finally a bargain in Norway!

Thank Hildegunn76
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

So much industrial history presented well. Great place for all ages. Bring a picnic and enjoy it in historical surroundings.

Thank M_Schollert
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