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Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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More than a Museum

The display board sums up the location well: "This museum is more than just a museum." In fact... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
ckm818
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Hong Kong, China
Great with a guided tour!

It is an interesting power plant to see - but be sure to take the guided tour! Without a tour it is... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
juno_usa
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Museum of hydropower and industry, a cultural heritage site. Hydropower and Industry were crucial to the shaping of Norway in the 20th Century; at the Norwegian museum of Hydropower and Industry you will hear the fascinating story of how it all...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Naustbakken 7 | Tussedal, Tyssedal 5770, Norway
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+47 53 65 00 55
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

This museum gives insight into the rise of Norwegian people from poor farmers to rich powerful industrial nation. Very detailed representations were on display. English translation was available. We could not get guides on our day of visit, as they were short of staff. Exhibitions...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dr_kajli
Vasskraftmuseet, Informasjonssjef at Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for your rewiev! We appologize for not giving you all the information and guided tour you should hav recieved! We hope you will come back some day, so that we can make this right!

Reviewed 19 August 2018

The display board sums up the location well: "This museum is more than just a museum." In fact, the building itself represents a cultural heritage and visionary architectural project. Impressive. To appreciate the museum better, try to time your visit with the guided tours (which...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

It is an interesting power plant to see - but be sure to take the guided tour! Without a tour it is just a 30-min film (not really interesting) and a building with old aggregators, but with the guide you can get the history of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank juno_usa
Åsne Dolve M, Daglig leder at Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you juno_usa! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We also recommend the guided tour, both at the museum and at Lilletopp.

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Great fusion of architecture and old electrical machinery but also the exhibit explains why it was built and the whole opportunity hydro power gave to Norway. Check out the old control room on the first floor very art deco.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank fiat500cc
Reviewed 25 July 2017

In Tyssedal you will fint the Lilletopp museum. If you walk from sea level down at the museum in the fjord, it will take about 45 minutes to one hour to walk up to the power station up in the mountains. You can also drive...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Anne S, Informasjonssjef at Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you! Welcome back to Lilletopp and the Norwegian Hydropower Museum down by the fjord anytime :-)

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We paid 50 NOK per person for entry into the museum with a tour included. We were able to see the entire old hydro building with all the old generators and controls. The tour was very interesting and we were able to touch and try...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Anne S, Informasjonssjef at Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Than you for your visit, and for your review!

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the hydropower museum and it turned out to be a really great find. Really well organised. They start you off with an interesting historical exhibit about the local area and its hydropower history followed by a short intro film (available in english)....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Vasskraftmuseet, Informasjonssjef at Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you so much for your nice review! Hope to see you again some time! Best regards The Museumteam

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Really interesting museum about the industriousness of the Norwegian people, especially in and around Odda. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Following a stunning drive down the fjord we arrived at the impressive museum. After a fantastic introduction from the very knowledgable and passionate guide at reception we made our way into the upper part of the administration building to enjoy the exhibition detailing the fascinating...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

We went there on a rainy day; there is not too much to do in this part of Norway on days like that. When arriving, we had a nice introduction by the host, we were the only visitors and it was so nice. It is...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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kimmyhawk
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Response from Vasskraftmuseet | Property representative |
Hi kimmyhawk! The guided tour is about 30 to 45 minutes, at 11 am, 1, 3 and 4 pm. You also have the possiblity to walk around the site on your own. We have information signs giving you the essential information. In addition... More
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