The Norwegian industrial workers Museum consists of 7 unique venues and over 70 amazing experiences in the Telemark-area. Welcome.



Experience what was once the world’s largest power station, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site.

Visit Vemork
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Telemark Art Museum

The rich art and cultural heritage from Telemark has great national value, and together with contemporary art from several of the country’s most renowned artists, Telemark Art Museum offers wonderful and varied art experiences.

Experience great Norwegian art

The Rjukan railway

A historical tour in majestic nature. There is more on offer here than just a history lesson. You can learn about ‘time machines’ – both on water and on rails, and take a seat on train and boat journeys throughout Norwegian history.

Visit Rjukan railway
Rednings øvelse på Rjukanbanen
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NIA for children and young people

NIA offers experiences for the whole family and a number of activities specially adapted for children and youth.

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The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum (NIA) was founded in 1983. The goal is to manage and communicate the unique history of local hydropower, industry and society. Every year we welcome almost 100,000 guests to our seven visitor sites.

NIA consists of VemorkTelemark Art Museumthe Rjukan RailwayHeddal Open-air MuseumTuddal Open-air MuseumTinn Museum and Krokan.

In addition to the visitor sites, NIA has significant activities related to the management of more than 110 cultural-historical buildings, 2 large vessels, several quays, a large art collection, archives, photographs and collections within our field.