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Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry

Naustbakken 7 | Tussedal, Tyssedal 5770, Norway
+47 53 65 00 55
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Great with a guided tour!

It is an interesting power plant to see - but be sure to take the guided tour! Without a tour it is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
juno_usa
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Nashville, Tennessee
Architecture and Industry together

Great fusion of architecture and old electrical machinery but also the exhibit explains why it was... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
fiat500cc
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Museum of hydropower and industry, a cultural heritage site. Hydropower and Industry were crucial to the shaping of Norway in the 20th Century; at the Norwegian museum of Hydropower and Industry you will hear the fascinating story of how it all began. The museum is located in Tyssedal, in Odda municipality in the midst of the beautiful Hardanger region. The nature is stunning, both in summer and in winter. When you visit us you get an impression of the forces of nature and of man's efforts to harness them. The plant is the only larger power station in the world that has been protected for posterity.The power station and several of the other buildings were designed by Norway's foremost architects. Today they stand as monuments to the work, architecture and optimism of bygone days. In the year 2000 the entire plant was declared protected by the Director General of Historic Monuments. Since then the power station has been renovated and returned to its former glory.
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Naustbakken 7 | Tussedal, Tyssedal 5770, Norway
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is an interesting power plant to see - but be sure to take the guided tour! Without a tour it is just a 30-min film (not really interesting) and a building with old aggregators, but with the guide you can get the history of...More

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Åsne Dolve M, Daglig leder at Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you juno_usa! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We also recommend the guided tour, both at the museum and at Lilletopp.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Great fusion of architecture and old electrical machinery but also the exhibit explains why it was built and the whole opportunity hydro power gave to Norway. Check out the old control room on the first floor very art deco.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

In Tyssedal you will fint the Lilletopp museum. If you walk from sea level down at the museum in the fjord, it will take about 45 minutes to one hour to walk up to the power station up in the mountains. You can also drive...More

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Anne S, Informasjonssjef at Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you! Welcome back to Lilletopp and the Norwegian Hydropower Museum down by the fjord anytime :-)

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We paid 50 NOK per person for entry into the museum with a tour included. We were able to see the entire old hydro building with all the old generators and controls. The tour was very interesting and we were able to touch and try...More

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Anne S, Informasjonssjef at Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Than you for your visit, and for your review!

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the hydropower museum and it turned out to be a really great find. Really well organised. They start you off with an interesting historical exhibit about the local area and its hydropower history followed by a short intro film (available in english)....More

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Vasskraftmuseet, Informasjonssjef at Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you so much for your nice review! Hope to see you again some time! Best regards The Museumteam

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Really interesting museum about the industriousness of the Norwegian people, especially in and around Odda. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

Following a stunning drive down the fjord we arrived at the impressive museum. After a fantastic introduction from the very knowledgable and passionate guide at reception we made our way into the upper part of the administration building to enjoy the exhibition detailing the fascinating...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

We went there on a rainy day; there is not too much to do in this part of Norway on days like that. When arriving, we had a nice introduction by the host, we were the only visitors and it was so nice. It is...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2015

A beautifully restored power station based on hydro power with an excellent guid speaking fluent English and telling a story of ingenuity and human value. You definitely can enjoy it alone or with kids the same.

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Vasskraftmuseet, Informasjonssjef at Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! Best regards The Museumteam

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

this hydopower museum is a unique archeological site, perfect for a rainy day. the beaufully restored marble control room and machines are realy nice. we visited the site with a guide (30') but you can hang around longer. We also combined with a 60' walk...More

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kimmyhawk
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Response from Vasskraftmuseet | Property representative |
Hi kimmyhawk! The guided tour is about 30 to 45 minutes, at 11 am, 1, 3 and 4 pm. You also have the possiblity to walk around the site on your own. We have information signs giving you the essential information. In addition... More
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