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Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

Vemork, Rjukan 3660, Norway
+47 35 09 90 00
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Resistance in Norway

Very interesting museum in a breathtaking place. Find the small room and watch the documentary film... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Patras, Greece
Great piece of history-- nice museum

This museum previously was an industrial facility with a great history back to World War II. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richard G
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Vemork, Rjukan 3660, Norway
+47 35 09 90 00
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting museum in a breathtaking place. Find the small room and watch the documentary film about the heroes of Telemark and their sambotaz operation during the Second World War

Thank sotagiou
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum previously was an industrial facility with a great history back to World War II. The movie "the Heros of Telemark" illustrated the story behind this part of Norway. This industrial facility had a byproduct of high grade heavy water which could be used...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive to Rjukan preferably from West/Rauland- this way you drive over parts of Hardangervidda, and then "suddenly" drop down into Rjukan valley. Steep winding road, leading down into Rjukan town. On the way down you come to some places to stop for taking photos. Next...More

Thank sveinung1963
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum (or simply 'Vemork' for short) is just outside Rjukan at a site called Vemork. It's at a lovely idyllic site in the middle of nowhere, yet it contains a huge amount of world-impacting history. The site itself once housed the...More

Thank Importviking
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This impressive, large building sits high on a hill above a deep gorge. It is the sight of the heavy water sabotage in WWII. Unfortunately, there is no access to the basement where the heavy water was destroyed. Nevertheless, it is an amazing sight. There...More

Thank minnesotajay
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I presume most people go to this museum because of the incredible story of the blowing up of the heavy water production, during the second world war. Which is considered the most dearing and most succesful sabotage to the nazi war machine, during the entire...More

Thank Odd-Marcus P
Reviewed 11 August 2017

If you have read about the Nazis trying to make heavy water here and the Norwegian resistance fighters who sabotaged this place, you will enjoy a visit here. The remains of the plant itself is not terribly interesting. The movie, however, about WWII, the role...More

Thank Chip1701
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We had never heard about the Heroes of Telemark and the German occupation, so it was interesting to hear the story and see the site where it occurred. Later that night we watched the film. Being situated high on a mountain to take advantage of...More

Thank J0hn003
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This was a great visit to learn more about Norway's history in WWII. We even saw some bungee jumpers off the bridge leading to the museum.

Thank mdguar
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I was so looking forward to coming here, as I always remember watching the "Heroes of Telemark" film. But I have to say that I was a little disappointed at the overall representation of the Resistance movement. Yes, there were books on sale in the...More

Thank Tosca1962
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