Norwegian Mining Museum, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway 

THE NORWEGIAN MINING MUSEUM is a museum managing the national cultural heritage of the Kongsberg Silvermines, including its buildings and collections. At the Norwegian Mining Museum you can see and experience:

• Collections from Kongsberg Silvermines

• Norwegian mining and minerals

• Kongsberg Industrial History

• Coin and medal collections

• Kongsberg Skiing history

• The Silvermines

• Cultural landscape in the mining areas


The collections document the development of mining through the 335 years the Silvermines in Kongsberg were in operation. The main attraction is the silver- and mineral collection which was created after the royal resolution of 15 March 1841. Today the Norwegian Mining Museum hosts the largest collection of native silver in the world.

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