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No need to go to New York

Nice, peaceful place to take a nice wolk around the sea, learn about history and take a pic with... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Andrea B
Surprise

Have you seen seen Liberty Statue in New York? The Copper comes from here. Which are unknown for... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Tor A
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Oslo, Norway
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17 Aug 2018
“No need to go to New York”
28 Jul 2018
“Surprise”
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On a winter's day in 1865 a herring fisherman from Jaeren found some incredibly rich copper ore in Vigsnes. By about 1895 Vigsnes was one of Europe's greatest copper mining areas, which in its time generated 70% of Norway's copper export. The Statue...more
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

Nice, peaceful place to take a nice wolk around the sea, learn about history and take a pic with the copy of the Statue of the Liberty.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Have you seen seen Liberty Statue in New York? The Copper comes from here. Which are unknown for most people.

Thank Tor A
Reviewed July 12, 2018

A great museum with lots of interesting things to see, the location is nice and the waters there are beautiful.

Thank SupEvan
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Very few people know that these mines as Vigsnes produced the copper that was used to dress the Statue of Liberty, certainly on of America's most valuable treasures. I strongly recommend exploring the grounds and going through the wall that takes you to view one...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Visited first thing this morning with my father,sister and her two children under 5. I have visited the museum previously and knew that my sisters boys would enjoy the interactive part of the museum. I walked in with my four year old nephew, we could...More

Thank Nicnack_9
Reviewed July 6, 2015

Unfortunately the museum was closed when we got there but it has a really nice outdoor area. Take a stroll to the melting ovens and some German war ruins.

Thank Grizzy_Porta
Reviewed October 9, 2014

closed, so unfortunately unable to give a good review of it. However the area around it was interesting nice harbour great for the photographer, oh and their very own statue of Liberty

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Interesting history on this mine with its ties to the Statue of Liberty. A nice hands on section for the kids as well as a small museum with mine artifacts and history. Fun play area for the kids to run around and play also.

Thank Holly B
Reviewed May 5, 2014

As an American, this was an important place to visit as the copper for the Statue of Liberty came from these mines. I really enjoyed learning that and taking my picture with the miniature replica of Lady Liberty they have erected near the water. I...More

Thank Angie H
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Dinner served Sundays in summertime .Very nice area to go for walks . Very close to the sea . Vaffles are very good ,not sure if whellchairs get into cafe .Intersting area to explore .

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