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Vigsnes Mining Museum

Read more: Statue of Liberty in Visnes at Karmøy Vigsnes Mining Museum Photo: Karmøy kommune Vigsnes Mining Museum Photo: Magnus J. Fjell Vigsnes Mining Museum Photo: Magnus J. Fjell
Read more: Statue of Liberty in Visnes at Karmøy
Vigsnes Mining Museum Photo: Karmøy kommune
Vigsnes Mining Museum Photo: Magnus J. Fjell
Vigsnes Mining Museum Photo: Magnus J. Fjell

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Did you know that the copper of the Statue of Liberty in New York came from Karmøy? Information about this and about the history of the mining community, which consisted of about 3000 inhabitants in the 1800s, can be obtained at the Mining Museum in Visnes. Take a stroll in Director Charles de Franse's elegant garden and view the remains of the old melting works out by the sea. This is an adventure for the children too - the mining playground is very popular. The Visnes Natural History Collection contains birds and animal species native to Karmøy. You can also study the fauna and flora of the area.

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Hours

6/24/2013 - 8/18/2013
Mon - Fri
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
8/19/2013 - 9/29/2013
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Vigsnes Mining Museum

Vigsnes Mining Museum

Did you know that the copper of the Statue of Liberty in New York came from Karmøy? Information about this and about the history of the mining communit...

Vigsnes Mining Museum

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