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Address: Koboltveien 11 | Modum, 3340, Norway
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Blaafarvevaerket, or the Royal Cobalt Works of Modum was established in...

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 insight into the extraction and production of cobalt, guided tours of the mines and surrounding area and annual art exhibition.The museum and surrounding area is a popular tourist destination in central Eastern Norway not far from Vikersund with Krøderbanen, Historic Heritage Railway running from Vikersund to Krøderen and Vikersund Ski Flying Arena with the worlds largest ski-jumping hill.

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Unforgettable Cobalt Mine Tour is 8 kilometers further up in the hills

We have been to the Cobalt Mines several times and taken our grandsons for the one hour tour into the mines. Our guide was absolutely excellent - enthusiastic, knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Vollen, Norway
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Eastern Norway, Norway
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Im SURE that its a nice attraction to visit. We were looking forward to it alot, as we havent been here before, and we finally managed to get our 7 year old interested too. So we went during the school holiday this fall. As it said it would be open. And with a kids farm and the mines and activities... More 

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Vollen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We have been to the Cobalt Mines several times and taken our grandsons for the one hour tour into the mines. Our guide was absolutely excellent - enthusiastic, knowledgeable and at times amusing. The boys still tell about how important it is to wear helmets in dangerous situations, having listened carefully to the guide's story about an accident he had... More 

Thank MargretEA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to take the family. The animals are so cute and the blueberry pancakes are amazing!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This Summers exhibition is a very well curated combination of Kai Fjell and other Norwegian (more) contemporary artist. The exhibition is not big but well worth the trip for the art interested. Especially the few Lars Elling paintings are great. If you go there on a sunny day you will also enjoy the campus. At the campus there is a... More 

Thank Sunesen
Drammen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

They have a nice combination of live animals in a farm setting (rabbits, sheep, goats, pigs, horses), playground and recreational park, cosy cafeteria and gallery with art exhibitions. For families with an interest in art it makes a perfect outing for the family. It's possible to see art in between 'meeting' the animals up close, playing around on the vast... More 

Thank EiWiSu
Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Blaafarveværket is an amazing place for both children and grown-ups. In the area around Blaafarveverket, there is a childrens farm with animals they can touch and look at, there is a horse and carriage they can ride and they can take a picture with Gråtass the tractor. There is a "beach", the glass hut, shops where you can buy amazing... More 

Thank MortenCB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Art Exhibition and Museum set in the countryside. Takes a least one day to visit the entire works and go through the exhibition. Alternatively spend a couple of days in the area and combine a trip to the cobalt mines with Kroederbanen - a historic steam engine trip of approximately four hours leaving and returning to Vikersund every Sunday from... More 

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Kongsberg, Norway
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great place for the whole family. The animals were so tame, could pet the rabbits, goats, cows and chicken! Very nice buildings and lovely scenery. Grandparents from Ireland could not believe that all this was free - finally a bargain in Norway!

Thank Hildegunn76
Hokksund, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

So much industrial history presented well. Great place for all ages. Bring a picnic and enjoy it in historical surroundings.

Thank M_Schollert
Signal Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We enjoyed this tour of the Cobalt mines. We first visited the art museum that had the works several Norweign artist. We enjoyed coffee while we waited for our tour. We had a great tour guide, shared the history and life and times of the minors. The view from the area was great.

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