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Norwegian Mining Museum

Hyttegata 3, Kongsberg 3616, Norway
+47 919 13 200
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A must visit attraction in Kongsberg

Kongsberg became the second largest city in Norway (after Bergen) in the 1700s after silver was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sid1206
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Mumbai, India
Guided tour, taking the train into the mines

Exceptional experience traveling into the mines walking a guided tour for an hour before returning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sindre H
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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 1 week ago

Kongsberg became the second largest city in Norway (after Bergen) in the 1700s after silver was discovered and mined for 250 years. While most of the mines dug into the mountains have been filled with water now, a small part is open to tourists and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional experience traveling into the mines walking a guided tour for an hour before returning back out to the summer. Bring extra clothes, it is 6*C inside so you will get cold in shorts and T-shirt.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being in Kongsberg this is a must to visit place. Yiu actually go 2km inside mine inside a small miners train. Tour with guide is available in both norwegian and english languages which is a big advantage. In the mine suroundind also a caffe, souvenir...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see in the area . The train ride is in the dark and cold . The mines are about 6-8 C so bring a jacket otherwise you will freeze . It’s an exciting event to do and you will see inside...More

1  Thank JGFIELD
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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

1  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

1  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

1  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

1  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

1  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

1  Thank Paul_Norway_3420
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