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Roros Museum Smelthytta

Lorentz Lossius gata 45, Roros 7374, Norway
+47 72 40 61 70
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Awesome Museum

This is a wonderful museum full of so much information and history! I learned so much and it was... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
7ContinentsExplored
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Mining museum

This museum gives you a very good impression of what a hard life the miners at Røros must have had... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
SigridAlvestad
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Bergen, Norway
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The Roros Museum is an independent foundation dedicated to care for and develop historical cultural values in the Roros district. We have a special responsibility for Roros World Heritage, southern Sami historical culture, mining history, the preservation of buildings and information about Femundsmarka National Park. The Roros Museum has four sites to visit, all of which are open to the public: "Smetlhytta" (The Smeltery), "Olavsgruva" (Olav's Mine), "Doktortjonna" (Femundsmarka National Park Centre and outdoor recreation area) and "Sleggveien" (Slag Street).
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“copper mining” (6 reviews)
“audio guide” (4 reviews)
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Lorentz Lossius gata 45, Roros 7374, Norway
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+47 72 40 61 70
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum full of so much information and history! I learned so much and it was especially interesting because my husbands ancestors had worked in the mine. The buildings so beautifully maintained help to put everything into perspective! Definitely a must see...More

Thank 7ContinentsExplored
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This museum gives you a very good impression of what a hard life the miners at Røros must have had. Very good guiding.

Thank SigridAlvestad
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

On rainy day it was Nice for short visit. Museum is beautifull and shows good information about The melting of copper. There was exibition of clothes.

Thank Belinda T
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This museum is a must if you visit Røros. The information you get is substantial, and as you go down and look at the installations you really understand how hard the miners have been working from the middle of the seventeenth century.

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice museum that explains with small working miniature models how the copper was extracted from the mountains, and the process of melting it down to real copper. We walked around with audio guides. The whole museum is well thought through and...More

Thank regnsky
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I visited the museum and heard the explanations portrayed in all the exhibits. It is interesting and I recommend the visit. The gift shop is also interesting. It is also a good idea to take a walk outside the musuem to the top of the...More

Thank TucanTico
SolfridAug, Informasjonssjef at Roros Museum Smelthytta, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for Your review! We are glad to hear that you had an interesting visit to the museum, and that you like the gift shop as well!

Reviewed 6 July 2017

The Roros Museum is a great way to pass time while visiting Roros, it is like taking a trip back in time. The History of the Village and the smellting works are all explained with the aid of scaled models of how things would have...More

Thank elaine m
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I really enjoyed this museum, the audio guide, the exhibition, the Maquette of the copper mine which explained well how technically it was operated. Also showing the impact on nature of the copper mine operations.

Thank belgium9745
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It's a quite nice museum where you can see the history of the mining in Røros. You will also get an audio player with information in many languages so you can walk around and recieve information in your own pace.

Thank jechstra
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

After touring the copper mine, my husband and I came back to Røros and explored the smelting museum. The visit helped us understand the process of separating copper from stone, gave us insight into the lives of the workers in the mining business, plus knowledge...More

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SolfridAug, Informasjonssjef at Roros Museum Smelthytta, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell about your experience visiting Røros Museum Smelthytta! We are glad to hear that you had a positive experience.

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