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Visnes Mining Museum

Visnes Mining Museum Photo: Magnus J. Fjell Visnes Mining Museum Photo: Magnus J. Fjell Visnes Mining Museum Photo: Magnus J. Fjell
Visnes Mining Museum Photo: Magnus J. Fjell
Visnes Mining Museum Photo: Magnus J. Fjell
Visnes Mining Museum Photo: Magnus J. Fjell

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On a winter's day in 1865 a herring fisherman from Jaeren found some incredibly rich copper ore in Vigsnes. By about 1895 Vigsnes was one of Europe's greatest copper mining areas, which in its time generated 70% of Norway's copper export. The Statue of Liberty in New York is clad in copper produced in these mines, which were in operation between 1865-1972. The museum tells the story of the mining community and exhibitions illustrate the work methods they used. It is situated in picturesque surroundings with bridle paths and footpaths in "Fransehagen" and has an interesting playground for children.

Facilities

  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • museum
    • exhibition
  • Activities

    • walking

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Hours

Where:Bestilling hele året
Mon - Sun
6/20/2011 - 8/15/2011
Mon - Fri
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Visnes Mining Museum - Photo: Magnus J. Fjell

Visnes Mining Museum

On a winter's day in 1865 a herring fisherman from Jaeren found some incredibly rich copper ore in Vigsnes. By about 1895 Vigsnes was one of Europe's...

Visnes Mining Museum

Source: Visitnorway

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