Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

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Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

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Marius P
Oslo, Norway1,432 contributions
Great tour
Oct 2020 • Couples
Had a great tour that gived a lot of interesting information, demonstrations and fun facts about the industry.
Written 19 October 2020
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M B
San Francisco, CA696 contributions
Historically interesting
Aug 2020 • Friends
I found this museum interesting because of the very special history from WWII and Heavy Water. The rest of the museum is also in its way of interest since it tells a lot about how the Norwegian workers lived their lives.
Written 11 September 2020
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Ana G
Sydney, Australia431 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2019
We had a semi guided tour and I found it all very interesting.

I wouldn't make a special visit for it but good to see if you are in the area.

It is a bit of a mission to get there as it is way up on a hill.

There is lots of history.

If you cant make it here, just watch the movie "The Heroes of the Telemark" they say it is historically accurate.
Written 15 April 2020
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LondonFozzy
London208 contributions
A brilliant day trip from London
Jan 2020
The early morning flight from Stanstead to Oslo, followed by a three hour journey in a hire car up into the snowy mountains via the other end of the railway line by the fjord. Here was the jewel in the crown, where you could follow in the footsteps of the 'Heroes of Telemark'. Park the car next to the bridge across the ravine, then cross the bridge and follow the windy road up to the main building. This museum is huge and so well set out to tell the whole story.
Then it was back to the car, back to Oslo Airport for the last flight back to London. Such a brilliant day.
Written 17 January 2020
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camval
Cambridge, UK1,351 contributions
Very interesting - the history, the building and the walk in were all great
Jun 2019
This was one of the most interesting things that we did in Norway. I’d never heard the story of how this hydroelectric plant was crucial in the Second World War. Crucial to the Nazis who took it over to make heavy water to use in the development of nuclear weapons. And crucial to the allies who were set on preventing that happening. A very brave group of Norwegians had several attempts to sabotage the production of heavy metal. The story is fascinating, the building is magnificent and seeing the massive turbines (or the ones that are left) was incredible. The walk from the car park is also very scenic, if slightly challenging as quite uphill.

The section where the heavy water was made has been demolished but they are in the process of excavating and restoring it in order to open it to the public. I look forward to going back one day and seeing this.

When I got home I watched the movie “The Heroes of Telemark” which recreates the story of the sabotage attempts. As someone who is not normally interested in war related movies I have to say I loved this one as it is very focussed on the people in involved who were incredible brave and made a huge difference to the potential outcome of WW2.
Written 6 September 2019
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Niels L
Silkeborg, Denmark386 contributions
Vemork power plant
Aug 2019 • Solo
The museum is placed in the old Vemork water power plant, the most interesting about this place is its history from the Second World War. There is exhibitions on the production of heavy water, the sabotage, and the water turbines. And some local history.
Written 14 August 2019
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groenhoej6
Tarm, Denmark31 contributions
Very great story and a place to visit.
Jul 2019
You can spend almost a hole day there.
Go down to the Bridge and the valley as well.
Think on freedom figthers that tried to sabotage it ,in the winter.
Buy the dvd movie, it is reel.
Written 9 August 2019
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Søren D
Aalborg, Denmark4 contributions
God see the building and the surroundings but do not waste money on the interior/museum
Jul 2019 • Family
Spectacular surroundings and great building but the interior of the museum was disappointing. So go there but do not pay to go inside.
Written 25 July 2019
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puchochot1
Duxbury, VT117 contributions
Fascinating History
May 2019 • Couples
This place is full of drama and heroism. The stories of the sabotage (to prevent the Nazis from using deuterium oxide to make the A-bomb) are a fascinating and dramatic element of World War II. I could have spent longer than 2 hours in this place.
Written 14 May 2019
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Sco
Aberdeen, UK4,047 contributions
It's Developing....And Will Take Time.
Jun 2018 • Friends
A group of us were privileged to a private tour of this museum and developing site. Safety vests and hard helmets on and we were off. Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. The engineering, scale and building of the hydro plant was impressive. The sit down video, surrounding images, photos of the resistance fighters were all very poignant. Brave people. The story of the saboteurs in Feb 1943 was again impressive. Our tour of the actual saboteurs route in and placement of their explosives, was again a privilege to see. This building and surrounding museum area has a lot of on-going development and will take time to be (I hope and think) a great attraction. If it doesn't live up to that, then the local economy will lose out.
Written 1 December 2018
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