Welcome to the Vemork Power Plant
Rjukanfossen (the Rjukan Waterfall) lay the foundation for the Vemork Power Plant, which became the largest of its kind in the world when completed in 1911. The Vemork Power Plant now houses the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum and the World Heritage Centre. Visitors can learn about the industrial adventure that began in the early 1900s and about the dramatic events that took place in Rjukan during World War II.
The industrialisation of Rjukan is described in the permanent exhibition titled Industristedet Rjukan (The Industrial Town of Rjukan). The exhibition provides visitors with an introduction to the story that led to Rjukan being inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Vemork Power Plant was where Norwegian saboteurs carried out Operation Gunnerside, one of the best-known sabotage operations of World War II, and prevented the Germans from developing nuclear weapons using the heavy water produced here. This is the story on which the film Operation Swallow: The Battle for Heavy Water and the TV series The Heavy Water War are based. Helter i Telemark (The Heroes of Telemark) is an exciting exhibition with a local touch. It dramatises the famous four sabotage operations against local heavy water production, but heavy emphasis is also placed on the other local heroes and operations that were carried out in wartime Rjukan.
2.January – 15.June 10:00-16:00
16. June – 31. August 10:00-18:00
1. September – 31. December 10:00-16:00
Closed: 17 May, 24, 25, 26 and 31 December, 1 January
Extended opening hours during holiday periods will be announced.
ADMISSION (INCLUDING FILM AND GUIDE)
Adults: NOK 95
Senior citizens: NOK 85
Students: NOK 85
Children: NOK 65
FAMILY DISCOUNT (ADULT + CHILD)
Adults: NOK 85
Children: NOK 55
GROUP DISCOUNT (minimum 15 people):
Adults: NOK 90
Senior citizens: NOK 80
Students: NOK 80
Children: NOK 60
School groups: NOK NOK 50 per student (guided tour)
Separate rates apply for special educational visits.
Visitors must use the designated car park situated 700 m from the museum building. The few parking spaces directly outside the museum building are reserved for staff only. Visitors should allow 10–15 minutes to walk from the car park.
Parking spaces are available for visitors with disabilities holding a disabled parking permit. Please contact the museum regarding other accessibility needs.
Shuttle service to and from the car park In the high season (summer) a regular shuttle service runs between the car park and the museum during the museum’s opening hours.
Price per person: NOK 20 (cash only)
Coaches are not permitted to cross the suspension bridge to drive the final 700 m up to the museum building. Transport to and from the car park by minibus can be booked in advance.
– up to 50 people: NOK 1,310
– up to 100 people: NOK 1,820
– up to 150 people: NOK 2,380
Vi har handicap parkering og inngangsrampe ved museet. Inne i museet er det også heis i alle etasjer.
Vi jobber hele tiden for å tilpasse til alle brukergrupper, store og små. Så om dere har tanker om forbedringer tar vi de gjerne imot.
Svaksynte kan ha nytte av en ledsager.
Tekstene i utstillingene er skrevet på Norsk og Engelsk.
Mat og drikke
I 2 etg. ligger Cafè Vemork.
01.06 – 14.06 Alle dager kl 11-16
15.06 – 14.08 Alle dager kl 11-17
15.08 – 15.10 Man-Fre kl 11-16 Lør-Søn kl 11-17
Café Vemork er stengt fra 16. oktober til 31. mai, men åpner på bestilling. Utvidet åpningstid vil annonseres.
I resepsjonen på Vemork har vi en museumsbutikk.
Her kan en få kjøpt både filmer, bøker og andre gjenstander som har en tilknytning til stedet og historien. På Nia.no/butikk.no vil en også kunne få mulighet til å kjøpe enkelte av disse produktene. Hva med noen fine turkopper som årets firmagave?