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Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

Vemork, Rjukan 3660, Norway
+47 35 09 90 00
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This museum is awesome

I have seen the series "heavy water" on Netflix, I have read about the heavy water sabotage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jon w
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Ossining, New York
living history

Vemork is one of those places, that breath history from every brick. In front of the museum new... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wittszilvi
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Budapest, Hungary
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
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“heavy water” (32 reviews)
“during wwii” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Vemork, Rjukan 3660, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen the series "heavy water" on Netflix, I have read about the heavy water sabotage operations by the resistance, as well as some older movies on the topic and going in armed with some knowledge really enhances the experience. Just seeing the scale...More

Thank jon w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vemork is one of those places, that breath history from every brick. In front of the museum new work to excavate the demolished industrial block, is under way. The museum offers not only the halls with original equipment, but modern day video installations, that keep...More

Thank wittszilvi
Reviewed 19 October 2017

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 17 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 18 September 2017

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 10 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
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