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The Cobalt Works

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Good time at a nice place

My wife and I went for a visit at Blaafarvevaerket (The Cobolt Works) on a sunny Sunday. My GPS... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Bjorn44
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Oslo, Norway
Trail round the Northern Mines - Amazing

We have been to the Cobalt Mines several times and taken the fascinating tour inside the mine... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
MargretEA
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Vollen, Norway
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Blaafarvevaerket, or the Royal Cobalt Works of Modum was established in 1773 for the extraction of cobalt ore from the local mines in the surrounding hills. Today Blaafarvevaerket is one of Norways best known tourist attractions offering historical...more
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Koboltveien 11 | Modum, 3340, Norway
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

My wife and I went for a visit at Blaafarvevaerket (The Cobolt Works) on a sunny Sunday. My GPS could not find the roadname Koboltveien, but we found anyway how to go to Åmot in Buskerud and from there it was just to follow the...More

1  Thank Bjorn44
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We have been to the Cobalt Mines several times and taken the fascinating tour inside the mine, learning about the history and engineering. This time I wanted to walk up above where the entrance to the mines is located and explore right to the top...More

1  Thank MargretEA
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Please keep in mind that there are two parts/areas of this attraction. I am reviewing the Historical Mine Tour that lasted about 90 minutes. We had a guided tour of the Clara Mine - we took the Norwegian Tour, they also had a tour in...More

2  Thank HappyNorwegians
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

It was extremely interesting but would have not been as informative if we did not have a Norwegian speaker with us as the guide said we were outnumbered and so he would talk in Norwegian. It would be useful to have a written translation into...More

2  Thank RichardStevenson1960
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

A good place to visit for a few hours . You will visit the mines and it is a bit cold about 5 C so everybody uses the jackets provided and the helmets in case you hit your head . Inside watch out for the...More

3  Thank JGFIELD
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We were here once when the children were small, but the mine has really developed since then. There are more mines open and more information about the life and history around the mines. The new hanging bridge inside the mine was really cool. The guide...More

3  Thank Peter J
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I work in the historical mine tour industry, so I have done quite a few different tours over the years, and this tour will take some beating! My guide Lasse was informative, accommodating and engaging, and answered every question I had on my 3+ hour...More

3  Thank zoe1939
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We decided to spend here our last day in Norway on the way back to the airport. There is a first free area, very easy to reach, with a waterfall and a little manual ferry which you can take to cross the river by yourself....More

2  Thank Agata G
Blaafarveverket, Informasjonssjef at The Cobalt Works, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you very much :)

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place in a beautiful setting where kids can roam free and enjoy the adventure. The little animal farm is great for the kids (and I hope the animals don't mind...) plenty of space and equipment for BBQ and picnics, beautiful environment and history....More

2  Thank Emma B
Blaafarveverket, Informasjonssjef at The Cobalt Works, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you very much :)

Reviewed 21 June 2017

We need to go back to Blaafarvevaerket at least once a year. Their arts exhibit changes every summer, while the historic sights remain the same. The origin of Blaa is the old Cobolt Mines that once supplied Europe and the World with that blue substance....More

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Blaafarveverket, Informasjonssjef at The Cobalt Works, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for your review :)

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