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Every day: 12.00-18.00

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From NOK 60 to NOK 220
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The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum
Vemork, 3660 Rjukan

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From power station to world heritage site

The story of Vemork is a story of people, machine power, struggle and culture. An industrial adventure with both heroes and the workers who toiled every day in the leading roles.

Experience what was once the world’s largest power station and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site. Norway would never have been the same without it.

Foto: M. Smatana/NIA
Markedsføringsbilder av Norsk Industriarbeidermuseum.


More than 50,000 visitors each year. Appointed Travelers’ Choice on Tripadvisor. Awarded Olavsrosa for experiences of a particularly high standard. A visit to Vemork is suitable for everyone.

Whether you want to take a deep dive into Norwegian industrial history, want to know more about Norwegian war heroes and international war history, love beautiful and spectacular nature, are passionate about architecture, are interested in history, curious about old age everyday life or looking for an exciting day for the whole family – Vemork is the place.

on the trail of the past at the Vemork power plant in norway
Foto: Lasse Jacobsen/NIA

“This was one of the most interesting things that we did in Norway”

More than 50 000 visitors every year.

The Machine Hall

See with your own eyes the mighty rooms, turbines and generators of what once constituted the beating heart of the world’s largest power plant. Be inspired by the magnificent hall, and imagine what it was like to spend day-to-day life in a building the like of which nobody had seen before.

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Maskinist Grönsand, Vemork Kraftstasjon.
Foto: Breakfast/NIA
Foto: Breakfast/NIA

World Heritage Center

From a poor peasant society to a rich welfare society, and later on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The story of Rjukan and Notodden is described as a modern fairy tale, only in reality. At the World Heritage Center, you will find out why.

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Sam and Sara - The Industrial Adventure

Join Sam and Sara on a fun and educational journey. The two adventurers are illustrated by Øistein Kristiansen, known from the “Øisteins Blyant” television show. Let the youngest immerse themselves in the fascinating history of the Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site in a way tailored for children.

Vemork – part of 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 Vemork, Telemark Art Museum, the Rjukan Railway, Heddal Open-air Museum, Tuddal Open-air Museum, Tinn 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.