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 1773 to extract cobalt from the mines at Modum. The cobalt was then used to make the blue dye for the world's porcelain and glass industries.
Opening hours and prices
Blaafarveværket, Haugfoss and Direktørboligen at Nyfossum are open this summer from 20 June. The cobalt mines and the Kittelsen Museum are closed in 2020. There will be no animals on the children's farm.
All the opening hours can be found at blaa.no.
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.
- Exhibition Love Stories with art by Norway's first female artist Mathilde Dietrichson
- Open cafés and restaurants
- Outdoor area around the cobalt mines
- Culture trails where you can experience the area's industrial and social history
- Landhandleriet shop and the stone and jewlery shop at Haugfoss
- Direkørboligen (EN: The director's house) and its garden at Hyfossum
- Free parking at the cobalt mines, Haugfoss and Nyfossum