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Rorosmuseet Smelthytta

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Address: Lorentz Lossius gata 45, Roros 7374, Norway
Phone Number: +47 72 40 61 70

The Roros Museum is an independent foundation dedicated to care for and...

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).

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Interesting Sami video

This hotel tells a bit about the history of Roros but also about some Sami culture. I enjoyed the video that was playing.. I think it told the story very well. The museum is quiet... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel tells a bit about the history of Roros but also about some Sami culture. I enjoyed the video that was playing.. I think it told the story very well. The museum is quiet in the winter and it's not exactly cheap to enter.. but I am still glad I did so :)

Thank icepick80
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

this area is so nice, you can climb mountain and have a nice view, waterfall is so nice, i drunk water and enjoyed it

Thank Shelimashrafahmed
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Coming to Røros is like stepping 100-200 years back in time into some hybrid of the West and old-town Norway. Hundreds of small and large wooden houses around huge mountains of slag from the copper mining times. The museum tells the story of Røros developing around copper mining, mining technology and its environmental impact.

Thank ch6006hc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The museum has several working models to show how the mines and the melting of the copper worked. Using a provided headset makes it possible to go and get information on what interests you most - one on everything there is there. very good museum!

Thank Siri S
Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

It is not so much to see here. The museum has a number of very nice models showing the work in the mines, but there's a total lack of description and explanations. On some stations you can scan a QR-code to get some more information, but I could not use these.

Thank CoSuJa
Grimstad, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The museum has impressive presentation of the mining history in the town. The miniatures of the mining process and technology in the past are well presented. The visual-audio guide is very useful, making the museum experience very enjoyable.

Thank Dian H
Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Although not much of the original interior of the smeltehytta remains, the building houses a very interesting exhibition on copper production in the area. Following a short introduction to the history of the mines there are true to scale and moving wooden models of the mining processes illustrating water wheels and horse drawn lifting processes. There is also a short... More 

Thank thecockers
Herpen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The museum is very interesting, also for foreigners. It shows some history of industrial heritage. In combination with a visit to the mine and the old town this makes a good day trip.

Thank Frans B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Its a must visit museum in roros to get the background of the town. It was very interesting. I am personally not a museum person, but i loved this one.

Thank SamsTravelogy
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Røros is designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site for its mining past and the well-preserved elements of this history. The villagers are justifiably proud of their town. A visit to the museum built on the site of the smelting shed that burned down in the early 1950s is a must-see if one wants to understand the history of Røros... More 

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