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Rorosmuseet Smelthytta

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Address: Lorentz Lossius gata 45, Roros 7374, Norway
Phone Number: +47 72 40 61 70

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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Very interesting museum with fantastic models

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, but I could not use these.

Thank CoSuJa
Grimstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars 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
Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars 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 mining processes illustrating water wheels and horse drawn lifting processes. There is also a short... More 

Thank thecockers
Herpen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The museum is very interesting, also for foreigners. It shows some history of industrial heritage. In combination with a visit to the mine and the old town this makes a good day trip.

Thank Frans B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Its a must visit museum in roros to get the background of the town. It was very interesting. I am personally not a museum person, but i loved this one.

Thank SamAsia123
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Røros is designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site for its mining past and the well-preserved elements of this history. The villagers are justifiably proud of their town. A visit to the museum built on the site of the smelting shed that burned down in the early 1950s is a must-see if one wants to understand the history of Røros... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Not to be missed in Roros - no wonder this museum won a Special Commendation as "European Museum of the Year"! Dozens of fabulous *functioning* miniature models show how the copper ore was mined and then smelted at various stages of the working's 300+ year history. Some signs are not duplicated in English, but most are, and there is an... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Let me first inform that we did not enter the museum building itself. That is part of the review. We are native Norwegians and very well accustomed to find our way and explore places. Roros (Røros in Norway) offers a special opportunity to visit a mining village with lots of old buildings and narrow streets. On a Saturday in April... More 

Thank GoneForeverHappy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Okay experience, but a bit out of context on my first visit to Røros. I believe that a guided tour to the mines and the museum would be a good combination. There are not very many explanatory signs at the museum, so besides the movie that is shown it is hard to piece together the age and effect of the... More 

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MIST R, Kundeansvarlig at Rorosmuseet Smelthytta, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Your visit to Smelthytta for Tripadvisor! You are right that there are not many signs in Our Exhibitions that explain what you see. Instead we offer audioguides i English, German, French and Norwegian included in the entrance fee. In the summer season we also have guided tours in the Exhibitions every day.... More 

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