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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
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
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
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.
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