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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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worldclass mining models

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

After receiving an audio guide (multiple languages available) went down into the museum to learn more about the mining history in Roros. Besides the very informative audio guide, the miniature mining models were entertaining and explained very well how the mining business worked in those days. Definitely worth a visit!

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Halden Municipality, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Many good working models to demonstrate the process from mining to copperbars. Why not QR code the models and places in stead of only soundguide.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If ever you wanted to learn about copper smelting, this is the place to come. The museum is situated next to the river which runs through the centre of the village. It was where copper was melted for over 300 years, starting way back in 1646. In the main exhibition hall are a number of intricate working models which explain... More 

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Trondheim
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This museum gives you a very good insight of the history of Rorøs town. It is well built and takes you into the past and the struggle citizens must have had during the mining time. Tip: You have to ask for a guide if you do not speak or understand norwegian and english.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We visited the Smelthytta outside the main season, so no guides were available yet. Even so, the introduction video running every half hour gives you a nice intro to the copper mining history in Røros and the background for this site, the melting house. After the video you have to study the very nice models on your own. I found... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Allow 2 good hours to visit this museum and buy a combined ticket with a visit to the mine itself (do check the tour times to the mine to avoid timetable conflicts). The displays are varied and, from the charts to the models extremely informative and explain well what is often quite technical. The models especially bring to life the... More 

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Kenora
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The smelter museum was very well done. There are lots of scale models showing the workings of the smelter and mines over the years. We were given audio tapes in English which were very well done - lots of good information and options to hear even more at times if you chose. The staff were very helpful when we checked... More 

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