Norsk industriarbeidermuseum

Familiedag på Tinn Museum.
Foto:  Ingelinn Kårvand/NIA
Foto: Hilde-S.-Widvey/NIA

Welcome to the Tinn Museum

Tinn Museum represents traditions associated with everyday life and celebrations in pre-industrial Vestfjord Valley (Vestfjorddalen). The open-air museum was one way the locals responded to the enormous challenges they faced when industrialisation rapidly gained a foothold in their valley. The museum provides knowledge about ancient methods of iron extraction and about strong local traditions in bladesmithing, locksmithing and traditions handicrafts. Visitors will see buildings, building traditions and depictions of ways of life stretching from the 1300s to the 1900s.

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Tinn Museum is an open-air museum situated on a relatively spacious and undulating grassy field and with its own abundant and secretive wooded hillside to the north. Not least, Tinn Museum serves as Rjukan’s urban garden and local open-air museum, where gripping stories are told in and around the historical buildings.

Visitors will see buildings from the Vestfjord Valley and immediate vicinity, some of which were originally erected here, while others were relocated or built here more recently. Most of the museum’s diverse building stock has been built using the butt and pass technique. The museum represents a local history of the lives of smallholders, farmers and industrial workers in the region.

Opened in 1933

The museum was officially opened on 25 May 1933 with a grand opening party. The cooperation agreement between Tinn municipality as the owner and the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum Foundation was signed in 2004. In 2016 the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum decided that Tinn Museum should orient its dissemination activities towards the local population. The project titled Vel sådd, godt høstet (Well sown is well grown), which is supported by the Norwegian Environment Agency’s Sustainable Backpack initiative, is intended to help implement this shift in focus. Schools, day-care centres and local residents visit the museum in a variety of ways all year round. The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum is currently developing relevant and exciting events for Tinn Museum.

Visitors are always welcome to our museum.

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Tinn Museum is open subject to prior arrangement. Contact our booking service by email at post@nia.no or telephone on +47 917 32 986.

Opening hours in connection with annual events will be announced nearer the time. Follow our events calender Hva skjer (in Norwegian only).

Adults: NOK 60
Senior citizens: NOK 50
Students: NOK 50
Children aged over 6: NOK 30

Price per person for guided tours

School groups: NOK 45 per student (guided tour).
Separate rates apply for special educational visits.

Visiting address:
Sam Eydes gate 299
3660 Rjukan

Postal address:
Norsk Industriarbeidermuseum
3660 Rjukan

Telephone/Reception: +47 35 09 90 00
E-mail: post@nia.no

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Vest for Tinn Museum har vi et stort asfaltert område til bil- og sykkelparkering.


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Mat og drikke

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Tinn Museum anbefaler museumsbutikken til Telemarksgalleriet, Rjukanbanen på Mæl og Vemork.

Overnatting i Rjukan

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Ha et hyggelig opphold i Tinn.

Julearrangement. Foto: NIA