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Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

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A group of us were privileged to a private tour of this museum and developing site. Safety vests... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Scott D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Resistance in Norway

Very interesting museum in a breathtaking place. Find the small room and watch the documentary film... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
Patras, Greece
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Vemork, Rjukan 3660, Norway
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Unfortunately this was a wasted journey. We’ve all heard the stories about the hydroelectric plant, and the production of heavy water and the saboteurs during the war. We’ve seen the films and the documentaries. What amazes me here at Vemork is that it appears that,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

The Vemork power station was the site of heavy water production controlled by the Nazis during WW2. It was made famous in at least two movies on the spectacular sabotage action to blow up the heavy water facility. The heavy water facility was after the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

A must visit museum for anyone who has the merest interest in the Norwegian Resistance and the story of the 'Heroes of Telemark' You can see many of the landmarks made famous in the film of the same name, the bridge, the railway, etc. and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

We went out of our way to make sure we visited this place. After reading 2 books on the 'Heroes of Telemark' and re watching the movie, we had to visit. This museum previously was an industrial facility and power plant This industrial facility which...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed March 7, 2018

I was delighted by the experience to learn more about a portion of WWII which I was completely unfamiliar with. The staff was friendly and engaging, the exhibits were interactive and exciting, and the facility itself is obviously incredible. What a wonderful experience!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

I have seen the series "heavy water" on Netflix, I have read about the heavy water sabotage operations by the resistance, as well as some older movies on the topic and going in armed with some knowledge really enhances the experience. Just seeing the scale...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jon w
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Vemork is one of those places, that breath history from every brick. In front of the museum new work to excavate the demolished industrial block, is under way. The museum offers not only the halls with original equipment, but modern day video installations, that keep...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Very interesting museum in a breathtaking place. Find the small room and watch the documentary film about the heroes of Telemark and their sambotaz operation during the Second World War

Date of experience: October 2017
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