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Norwegian Mining Museum

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Journey back into a mine and time

We visited the old silver mine in Kongsberg and were just in time for the 10 am trip into the old... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Prinsenhof
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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 July 4, 2018
Sid1206
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Mumbai, India
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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...more
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Hyttegata 3, Kongsberg 3616, Norway
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited the old silver mine in Kongsberg and were just in time for the 10 am trip into the old mine. We did not make it to the museum in Kongsberg town but I guess this is the more exciting part (the ticket for...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

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

1  Thank Sid1206
Reviewed June 26, 2018 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.

1  Thank Sindre H
Reviewed June 22, 2018 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

1  Thank Radek B
Reviewed June 10, 2018 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
Reviewed November 15, 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
Reviewed October 29, 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
Reviewed September 7, 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
Reviewed September 6, 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
Reviewed August 30, 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

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