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The Cobalt Works

Koboltveien 11 | Modum, 3340, Norway
+47 32 77 88 00
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A good place to visit for a few hours . You will visit the mines and it is a bit cold about 5 C so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JGFIELD
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Walton On Thames
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Teens had a great time

We were here once when the children were small, but the mine has really developed since then. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter J
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Oslo, 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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“waffles” (3 reviews)
“art museum” (3 reviews)
“mines” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Koboltveien 11 | Modum, 3340, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to visit for a few hours . You will visit the mines and it is a bit cold about 5 C so everybody uses the jackets provided and the helmets in case you hit your head . Inside watch out for the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here once when the children were small, but the mine has really developed since then. There are more mines open and more information about the life and history around the mines. The new hanging bridge inside the mine was really cool. The guide...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I work in the historical mine tour industry, so I have done quite a few different tours over the years, and this tour will take some beating! My guide Lasse was informative, accommodating and engaging, and answered every question I had on my 3+ hour...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We decided to spend here our last day in Norway on the way back to the airport. There is a first free area, very easy to reach, with a waterfall and a little manual ferry which you can take to cross the river by yourself....More

Thank Agata G
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Blaafarveverket, Informasjonssjef at The Cobalt Works, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you very much :)

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place in a beautiful setting where kids can roam free and enjoy the adventure. The little animal farm is great for the kids (and I hope the animals don't mind...) plenty of space and equipment for BBQ and picnics, beautiful environment and history....More

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Blaafarveverket, Informasjonssjef at The Cobalt Works, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you very much :)

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

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
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Blaafarveverket, Informasjonssjef at The Cobalt Works, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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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

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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

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

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

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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

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