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Roros Museum Smelthytta

Lorentz Lossius gata 45, Roros 7374, Norway
+47 72 40 61 70
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Nice info about the mining industry in Røros

It's a quite nice museum where you can see the history of the mining in Røros. You will also get an... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
jechstra
,
Halden, Norway
Very Educational

After touring the copper mine, my husband and I came back to Røros and explored the smelting... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2017
Robin D
,
Fayetteville, Georgia
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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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Lorentz Lossius gata 45, Roros 7374, Norway
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

It's a quite nice museum where you can see the history of the mining in Røros. You will also get an audio player with information in many languages so you can walk around and recieve information in your own pace.

Thank jechstra
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

After touring the copper mine, my husband and I came back to Røros and explored the smelting museum. The visit helped us understand the process of separating copper from stone, gave us insight into the lives of the workers in the mining business, plus knowledge...More

Thank Robin D
SolfridAug, Informasjonssjef at Roros Museum Smelthytta, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell about your experience visiting Røros Museum Smelthytta! We are glad to hear that you had a positive experience.

Reviewed December 20, 2016

The highlight is the impressive models of the old mine and smelting house. There is a free audio guide that explains the process quite well. There is not much else, though. It would have been nice with more artifacts exhibited. Definitely worth visiting though.

Thank dokness
Reviewed November 29, 2016

This hotel tells a bit about the history of Roros but also about some Sami culture. I enjoyed the video that was playing.. I think it told the story very well. The museum is quiet in the winter and it's not exactly cheap to enter.....More

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Reviewed September 30, 2016

this area is so nice, you can climb mountain and have a nice view, waterfall is so nice, i drunk water and enjoyed it

Thank Shelimashrafahmed
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Coming to Røros is like stepping 100-200 years back in time into some hybrid of the West and old-town Norway. Hundreds of small and large wooden houses around huge mountains of slag from the copper mining times. The museum tells the story of Røros developing...More

Thank ch6006hc
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The museum has several working models to show how the mines and the melting of the copper worked. Using a provided headset makes it possible to go and get information on what interests you most - one on everything there is there. very good museum!

Thank Siri S
Reviewed August 3, 2016

It is not so much to see here. The museum has a number of very nice models showing the work in the mines, but there's a total lack of description and explanations. On some stations you can scan a QR-code to get some more information,...More

Thank CoSuJa
SolfridAug, Informasjonssjef at Roros Museum Smelthytta, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Your visit to Røros Museum Smelthytta. Instead of many written explanations, we offer free audioguides in English, German, French and Norwegian and guided tours of the Exhibitions. Welcome back Next time you are in Røros!

Reviewed July 13, 2016

The museum has impressive presentation of the mining history in the town. The miniatures of the mining process and technology in the past are well presented. The visual-audio guide is very useful, making the museum experience very enjoyable.

Thank Dian H
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Although not much of the original interior of the smeltehytta remains, the building houses a very interesting exhibition on copper production in the area. Following a short introduction to the history of the mines there are true to scale and moving wooden models of the...More

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