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Rorosmuseet Smelthytta

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Address: Malmplassen, Roros 7374 , Norway
Phone Number: +47 72 40 61 70
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The Roros Museum is an independent foundation dedicated to care for and...

The Roros Museum is an independent foundation dedicated to care for and develop historical cultural values in the Roros district. We have a special responsibility for Roros World Heritage, southern Sami historical culture, mining history, the preservation of buildings and information about Femundsmarka National Park. The Roros Museum has four sites to visit, all of which are open to the public: "Smetlhytta" (The Smeltery), "Olavsgruva" (Olav's Mine), "Doktortjonna" (Femundsmarka National Park Centre and outdoor recreation area) and "Sleggveien" (Slag Street).

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The museum is great, it explains the mine history and the industry of copper in town. Really good, freezing in winter. Don't forget to go to Olavsgruva mine to complete the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Laura F
Aviles, Spain
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Aviles, Spain
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

The museum is great, it explains the mine history and the industry of copper in town. Really good, freezing in winter. Don't forget to go to Olavsgruva mine to complete the excursion. The town is very beautifuk . really gets you to the old times of minery.

Thank Laura F
Moss, Norway
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I recommend visiting the Olavsgruva before visiting this museum, for the best in-depth understanding of the copper mining industry in this area from around 1650 to 1977. There are some really cool 1:10 scale working models of the pretty advanced mechanics they used in the mines, you should really spend some time studying these, they are very fascinating!

Thank ElinJanitz
Haifa, Israel
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85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This museum has loads of displays and oral information about the copper and chrome mining and production in the area, including the vast environmental damages it caused. I'm not sure small children will find interest in this museum that will last for the duration of the visit. Youth and adults interest in mining and science (metallurgy, mechanical engineering, etc.) will... More 

Thank GolfBravo
Kongsvinger Municipality, Norway
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Interesting museum vith good guides. Marvelous models of ancient tools and good illustrations and descriptions of the mining town.

Thank Kaupang
New City, New York
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A wonderful place to walk around. Some awesome models of the mining. But unfortunately all descriptions were only in Norwegian. They did however offer headphones. We declined since we enjoy discussing what we see

Thank sokkerkopp
Acton, California
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Part of the old copper mining mill. Great place from all age groups. They take you through the Smelthing process of copper mining.

Thank BadgerChick1968
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very organized and well-thought out museum! Free audio guides with price of admission. Allow two hours for a leisurely visit. Tempting gift shop and cozy, inviting cafe.

Thank Deborah T
Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It is especially the models that explain the funksion of the old mines that are fantastic in this museum. Very pedagogic in helping understanding

Thank Globalus
Somerset, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
181 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Don't miss the numerous models which clearly explain the entire copper mining to ingot process from its 16th century beginnings until its bankruptcy in in 1977. The clothing displays and audio guide were excellent.

Thank Peter B
Uppsala, Sweden
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you don't know much about mining and and the process you can probably learn a few things from this museum. If you already are familiar with mining you can look at the miniature models but that's about it. Very few real objects from the activities around Röros. A very average museum.

Thank Tomas_in_Uppsala

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