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Norwegian Mining Museum

Hyttegata 3, Kongsberg 3616, Norway
+47 919 13 200
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a historic mine day

Upon arriving at the museum we were met in a nice way by our guide for this day which always had a... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Hans-Otto L
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Oslo, Norway
Great journey to "the heart of the mountain"

Exciting train journey and walkabout with guide in the old silver mines of Kongsberg. I went to... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Magnus K
,
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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The Norwegian Mining Museum including The Silves Mines collection of native silver, Norwegian minerals and miningindustry, Kongsberg skiing history, the coin and medal collection and the Kongsberg industry cololection are five exhibitions located under one roof in the city centre of Kongsberg. One ticket will give you access to all five museums. The Norwegian Mining Museum offers you the history of the Silver Mines and the worlds largest and most precious display of native silver. The Skimuseum has an astonishing collection consisting of over 5000 trophys. The Royal Mint Museum gives you an insight of the citys coin production from its beginning up until today. The museum of arms and weapons opened the year 2000 and conveys the industrial history of Kongsberg starting 1814. The Silvermines Join a train ride that takes you 342 meters below the surface and 2,3 km into the mountain. Inside the King’s mine there is a guided tour through stopes, adits and shafts. A mine elevator built in 1881 (“Fahrkunst”), is just one of many things to see on this tour, which takes 1,5 hours. The temperature is 6°C, so please dress warm! Children under 3 years are not permitted to entre the Silvermines.
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Hyttegata 3, Kongsberg 3616, Norway
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Upon arriving at the museum we were met in a nice way by our guide for this day which always had a good story on the nap. Guided tours went well and everyone got good information from the start of the mines until the mines...More

Thank Hans-Otto L
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Exciting train journey and walkabout with guide in the old silver mines of Kongsberg. I went to visit the old mines with my son - 12 years old. We bought the tickets online - easy. Almost did not make the schedueld trip as we mistook...More

Thank Magnus K
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Tour is guided in 2 seperated groups (norwegian and english), so it's easy to understand. Especialy it's cool for kids, because while this journey they have to search for treasures(presious stones) and then exchange them to the self-made coin. However, it's a little bit cold,...More

Thank Camila B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Back in the days I went on a trip called "tau og lykt". We walked fare into the min. Then we put on some safty gear and start rapelling down in the cave.. Just soooo cool. I went back several years later, and wanted to...More

Thank Paal G
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Visit on a Tuesday, it is free on this day each week. So much to see covering many different subjects - skiing, mining, industrial development, silver - oh so much. Well worth a visit

Thank Langport1
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The whole experience lasts approximately two hours and is very interesting for both adults and kids. Access to the museum-area is good, with a spacious carpark. We bought tickets at the museum and a small train took us deep into the mountain. We were met...More

Thank Paul_Norway_3420
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

If in Kongsberg, this should definitely be on your list. Taking the mining train into the actual mine and having a guided tour really makes this attraction/museum a must-see in Kongsberg. Bring warm clothes as it can be quite chilly 1km deep into the mountain...More

Thank OliverAloha
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Take a two hour break to visit this silvermine. For kids there is a treasurhunt, some little workshop area where they can experience themself the live of a miner, but the visit of the mine itself is definetely worthwhile. For kids the train in the...More

Thank Danaike
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

The museum informs about what made the city, from silver mines and coin production, to weapon production to the dominance the city had in ski jumping. Absolutely a very good museum for all ages.

Thank Barbro60
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We came to take the train into the Silver Mines with our two small children. Wow. The train carts resembled transport wagons and enhanced the mystic mine experience. Once through the noisy and dark train ride some 2km into the mine we were taken on...More

Thank EiWiSu
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