Norway Mining Museum
At the heart of Kongsberg, the former headquarters of the silver mines company today house the Norway Mining Museum, which retraces the three hundred-year history of the town's silver mines using scale model illustrating working conditions, extraction methods, etc. One of the showpieces is an 18C model showing the procedure for extracting and merging minerals. The old foundry is on the basement of the museum. A unique collection of minerals and rare specimens of pure silver in strange shapes.
Address:Hyttegata 3, 3602 Kongsberg
Phone:+47 919 13 200
Price:80 nok (children 40 nok)
mid May--31 Aug: daily 10am-5pm (early Jul-early Aug until 6pm); 1 Sep-mid May: Tue-Sun noon-4pm