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Vemork Photo: Hans-Dieter Fleger Vemork Photo: Nancy Bundt Vemork Photo: Ingelinn Kårvang Vemork Photo: Mediateam Vemork Photo: Mediateam, Espen Halvorsen Vemork Photo: Fleger Vemork Photo: visitRjukan AS Vemork Photo: Mediateam, Espen Halvorsen Vemork Photo: Ingelinn Kårvang Vemork Photo: visitrjukan.com/Espen Halvorsen
Vemork Photo: Hans-Dieter Fleger
Vemork Photo: Nancy Bundt
Vemork Photo: Ingelinn Kårvang
Vemork Photo: Mediateam
Vemork Photo: Mediateam, Espen Halvorsen
Vemork Photo: Fleger
Vemork Photo: visitRjukan AS
Vemork Photo: Mediateam, Espen Halvorsen
Vemork Photo: Ingelinn Kårvang
Vemork Photo: visitrjukan.com/Espen Halvorsen
Vemork is a museum where you can see the unique exhibition from 2.ww. as well as the industrial revolution in Rjukan.

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The Rjukan Waterfall provided the basis for building the world's largest power station of the time at Vemork in 1911. The power station is now a museum where you can learn about the fantastic adventure of its founding and see exhibitions on industrial development in Norway and especially in Rjukan.

The museum is perhaps best known for its presentation of Rjukan's exciting war history. Vemork was at the centre of one of the most important acts of sabotage committed during the Second World War, when Norwegian saboteurs prevented the Germans from developing a nuclear bomb from the heavy water that was produced there. 

You can watch a documentary called "If Hitler had the bomb" in the cinema, which is about the acts of sabotage committed during the quest to destroy the heavy water plant. 

Here you will also find an exhibition about the saboteurs and also an exhibition about Rjukan as an industrial place.

Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum has also opened a new war exhibition called “Heroes of Telemark” at Rjukan. This is an exciting exhibition with local character. It dramatizes the four famous sabotage operations against local heavy water production, but there is also much focus on all the other local missions during the war years in Rjukan. Our visitors are provided with great opportunity for direct interaction, reflection and further insight into the historical material from the Second World War at multiple levels. The exhibition is multimedial. 


Café - Giftshop

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Hours

10/12/2014 - 4/30/2015
Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sat - Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Transportation


Bus From the parking lot to the museum it is a 700 m stroll. However shuttle is offered during summerseason

Facility overview

  • Children's play area
  • General facilities

    • Café/Cafeteria
    • children's play area
  • Disabled persons

    • access for wheelchairs
    • accessible to wheelchair users
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • gallery
    • museum
    • guided tour during opening hours
    • permanent exhibitions
    • museum shop
    • theme exhibitions
    • exhibition programme
    • guided tour by appointment
  • Discounts

    • group discount
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Vemork - Photo: Hans-Dieter Fleger

Vemork

The Rjukan Waterfall provided the basis for building the world's largest power station of the time at Vemork in 1911. The power station is now a...

Vemork

Source: Visitnorway

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