One hour from Oslo lies a museum measuring eight kilometres in length, which combines art, culture and outdoor activities
One hour from Oslo you find the Royal Modum Blaafarveværk, a museum measuring eight kilometres in length with a mix of art, culture and outdoor activities.
Blaafarveværket was established in 1776 to extract cobalt from the mines at Modum. The cobalt was used to produce the blue dye for the world's porcelain and glass industries.Over 120 years, cobalt from Modum in Norway was a world leading product and industry branch.
Opening hours and prices
Blaafarveværket, Haugfoss and Direktørboligen at Nyfossum are open this summer from 8 May to 26 September The Cobalt Works, the shops at Haugfoss, the Director´s House at Nyfossum, the mines and the Kittelsen Museum share the same opening hours.
Guided tours in the cobalt mines follow a time schedule.
The children's farm, a farmyard with old buildings where the animals roam free, is a popular activity for children.
Entry to the area is free, including the children's farm and the mining museums, but there is an entry fee to the art exhibitions.
All the price information is available at blaa.no.
- Art exhibition Summer Fairy Tales. Selected highlights from the National Museum´s collection of art
- Three different guided tours in the cobalt mines
- The Kittelsen Museum at the Cobalt Works. Newly refurbished, larger and more works by the Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen. Also on display: the art exhibition Darkness by artist Danny Larsen
- Direkørboligen (EN: The Director's House), its garden and the Ida Lorentzen Museum at Nyfossum
- Outdoor area around the cobalt mines with culture trails to experience the area's industrial and social history
- The Children's farm and the Children's bouldering cave with outdoor areas, playgrounds and bathing areas
- a variety of shops, restaurants and cafeterias
Free parking and electric vehicle charging
Free parking and charging stations for electric vehicles both at the Cobalt Works and in the cobalt mine areas.