LABROMUSEENE – museums
Explore the history of hydropower and roads
Labromuseene is a group of museums comprising Norsk Vassdragsmuseum, Numedalslågens Fløtningsmuseum and Norsk Vegmuseum Labro, which depict the history of hydropower, log-driving and roads. The museums are situated next to the waterfall Labrofossen, around 6 km south of Kongsberg. Galleri Labro is also located here.
During the period of national romanticism, Labrofossen was a favoured motif for painters such as J.C. Dahl and Thomas Fearnly. Today, Labro bears witness to the area’s industry, which dates back to 1872, when the sawmill Labro Træsliberi was set up.
The hydropower museum Norsk Vassdragsmuseum is located inside the Labro power station. The power station is built in the new renaissance style. The first building stage was completed in 1910. The museum’s exhibitions feature themes such as power generation, industry and heritage along the waterway Numedalsvassdraget.
The log-driving museum Numedalslågens Fløtningsmuseum is in the dam building, built in 1925 in a unique style with a pagoda roof. The museum presents the history of log driving in Numedalsvassdraget and the importance of forestry for the Numedalen valley.
The road museum Norsk Vegmuseum Labro presents the history of the roads in the counties of Buskerud, Vestfold, Telemark and Agder; from paths and king’s roads to today’s motorways. Explore the workshop with its smithy and tools. The museum also has road construction machinery and drilling equipment.
In the activity area, children and adults can play with water and learn about energy generation by seeing historical devices powered by water.
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Welcome to Labromuseene!
4 June – 13 May and 15 Aug – 28 Aug, open Saturday and Sunday 11.00–17.00
25 Jun – 14 Aug, open daily 11.00–17.00
Adults NOK 70
Children NOK 30
Pensioners/students NOK 50
Families NOK 150