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Vemork Photo: Ove Bergersen
Vemork Photo: Fleger
Vemork Photo: visitRjukan AS
Vemork Photo: visitrjukan.com/Espen Halvorsen
Vemork Photo: visitrjukan.com/Espen Halvorsen
Vemork Photo: visitrjukan.com/Espen Halvorsen
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  • Children's play area

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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. 

However, the exhibition "The Atomic Race" is being demolished. A new and improved war exhibition will open May 1st 2014.

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.


Café - Giftshop

Categories

  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries

Hours

10/1/2013 - 4/30/2014
Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sat - Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5/1/2014 - 6/14/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6/15/2014 - 8/14/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8/15/2014 - 9/30/2014
Mon - Sun
10:00 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: Ove Bergersen

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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Winter in Rjukan

The mountains around Rjukan in Southern Norway are perfect for family skiing holidays.

Tour suggestions in Rjukan

Hike the Gaustatoppen Mountain or the Saboteur Trail from World War II, or go cycling on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda.

Where to stay in Rjukan

Stay in Rjukan itself or choose one of the surrounding areas of Gausta, Skinnarbu, Tinnbygdene or Hardangervidda.

Rjukan

Rjukan is located by the Hardangervidda National Park and is known for Gaustatoppen Mountain and the heavy water sabotages by the heroes of Telemark.

Attractions in Rjukan

The Gaustatoppen Mountain and the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum are among the main attractions in Rjukan.

Tourist information in Rjukan

The tourist information office is centrally located in the town centre.
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