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Åmdals Verk

Åmdals Verk Mines

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Åmdals Verk Mines Photo: VTM
Åmdals Verk Mines Photo: VTM
Åmdals Verk Mines Photo: VTM
Åmdals Verk Mines Photo: VTM
Åmdals Verk Mines Photo: VTM

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Åmdals Verk mines were built up around the worker-culture that the copper mines formed the foundation of. Their history goes back to 1600 century when King Christian the 3rd of Denmark/Norway sent German miners to Telemark to start up mining activities. The first set of mines was called Moisesberg. The copper ore at Åmdals Verk was discovered in 1689. The mines became the ”heart” of an urbanised mountain community where the miner’s daily life depended on good supply of ore locally and on political conditions elsewhere in Europe.
The mining museum is built up around the history of copper mining (1540 – 1945).
Exhibition of photographs, pictures, models and geology. A large area with marked footpaths and a mining park. Café and sale of souvenirs.

Categories

  • Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
  • Buildings & Monuments Buildings & Monuments
  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries
  • Family activities Family activities

Hours

6/14/2014 - 8/10/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • parking
    • Café/Cafeteria
    • parking for motor coaches
    • toilet
    • other times open by arrangement
  • Disabled persons

    • adapted for disabled
    • toilet for disabled persons
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • guided tour during opening hours
    • museum shop
    • exhibition
    • geology
  • Hire

    • premises
  • Distance

    • shop
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Åmdals Verk Mines

Åmdals Verk mines were built up around the worker-culture that the copper mines formed the foundation of. Their history goes back to 1600 century when...

Åmdals Verk Mines

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