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Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

Vemork, Rjukan 3660, Norway
+47 35 09 90 00
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Heroes of Telemark

The museum is located in the old Vemork hydroelectric power station. The beautiful building serves... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Valerie037
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South Australia
1917

I have just arrived from Moscow where we visited the Museum of Contemporary History. It was... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
BF M
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Notodden Municipality, Norway
via mobile
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  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
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“heavy water” (22 reviews)
“during wwii” (4 reviews)
“power plant” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Vemork, Rjukan 3660, Norway
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+47 35 09 90 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is located in the old Vemork hydroelectric power station. The beautiful building serves as a monument to the history of Norwegian industry and is surrounded by magnificent scenery. The power station is probably best known for its production of heavy water and was...More

Thank Valerie037
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I have just arrived from Moscow where we visited the Museum of Contemporary History. It was fantastic - but it was also interesting to see the translation to a Norwegian context. Worth while - and there is a lot more to see!

Thank BF M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I wish I had more time to enjoy this visit. I was passing through and saw this large building from the highway. It was great learning how power was generated back in the early times when this was built I did visit this location back...More

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 1 February 2017

It's a very nice visit to the old Power Station with some nice details about the Heavy water production and sabotage during WWII.

Thank apellicerf
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Having seen the movie "The Heroes of Telemark" some years ago...I was interested in seeing where the possible direction that World War 2 could have taken, was averted. Had the "hard water" being produced at Vemork, and instrumental in producing the first Atomic Bomb fallen...More

Thank rogeria l
Reviewed 1 September 2016

You have to park the car and then walk 700 meters up on the hill. It´s a hard walk. Sometimes there are buss or taxi available for the trip. The building i large especially the turbin hall. There are some small exhibition showing the former...More

Thank Storberg
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This Hydro Plant was featured in the film The Heroes of Telemark and whilst the Heavy Water plant has long gone it was still a very special place to visit. Some of the generators and control gear are still in situ which is always good...More

1  Thank timcr005
Reviewed 13 August 2016

A great history about saboteurs during word war 2. The treacherous assignment to avoid heavy water falling in the hands of Hitler

Thank Suhantha
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is about the industrial revolution of Norway but it also has a part dedicated to the "heroes of Telemark" who blew up the heavy water plant during the Second World War and slowed down the advance of Germany in creating the atomic bomb....More

Thank Alessa_Corsilli
Reviewed 1 August 2016

An interesting insight into the strategic importance of the site during the second world war. The high light was a multimedia presentation of the attempts to destroy the site. It is tucked away in a small room but don't miss it. The exhibition helps to...More

Thank S1AN
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