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Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

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Address: Vemork, Rjukan 3660, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 35 09 90 00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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It's a very nice visit to the old Power Station with some nice details about the Heavy water production and sabotage during WWII.

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Madrid, Spain
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Notodden Municipality, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just arrived from Moscow where we visited the Museum of Contemporary History. It was fantastic - but it was also interesting to see the translation to a Norwegian context. Worth while - and there is a lot more to see!

Thank BF M
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I wish I had more time to enjoy this visit. I was passing through and saw this large building from the highway. It was great learning how power was generated back in the early times when this was built I did visit this location back in March of 2016 and just now did my review

Thank Lewis B
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

It's a very nice visit to the old Power Station with some nice details about the Heavy water production and sabotage during WWII.

Thank apellicerf
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Having seen the movie "The Heroes of Telemark" some years ago...I was interested in seeing where the possible direction that World War 2 could have taken, was averted. Had the "hard water" being produced at Vemork, and instrumental in producing the first Atomic Bomb fallen into the hands of Hitler..who knows what the outcome could have been. The story of... More 

Thank rogeria l
Huddinge, Sweden
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

You have to park the car and then walk 700 meters up on the hill. It´s a hard walk. Sometimes there are buss or taxi available for the trip. The building i large especially the turbin hall. There are some small exhibition showing the former life in Rjukan and the treatment of wimen who socialied with german solders during the... More 

Thank Storberg
London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This Hydro Plant was featured in the film The Heroes of Telemark and whilst the Heavy Water plant has long gone it was still a very special place to visit. Some of the generators and control gear are still in situ which is always good to see. Plenty of things to wander about and look at both inside and out.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A great history about saboteurs during word war 2. The treacherous assignment to avoid heavy water falling in the hands of Hitler

Thank Suhantha
Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is about the industrial revolution of Norway but it also has a part dedicated to the "heroes of Telemark" who blew up the heavy water plant during the Second World War and slowed down the advance of Germany in creating the atomic bomb. It is amazing story that is worth learning about. You can also hike the trail... More 

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

An interesting insight into the strategic importance of the site during the second world war. The high light was a multimedia presentation of the attempts to destroy the site. It is tucked away in a small room but don't miss it. The exhibition helps to focus on the human cost of war. The main room housing the machinery is huge... More 

Thank S1AN
Chester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I visited Vemork with a bunch of family members, parents, children and nephews. The age span was from 5 to 65 years and all had a very good time at the museum, even the dog enjoyed it (I think). Just to walk over on the suspension over the gorge was worth the trip. The scenery is amazing and the history... More 

Thank TrulsDahl

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