One hour from Oslo you find the Royal Modum Blaafarveværk, a museum measuring eight kilometres in length with a mix of art, culture and outdoor activities.
Blaafarveværket was established in 1773 to extract cobalt from the mines at Modum. The cobalt was then used to make the blue dye for the world's porcelain and glass industries.
Opening hours and prices
The attractions are open in the summer season. The mines are also open a few days in October, and there is a Christmas market from late November until mid-December. All the opening hours can be found at blaa.no.
Entry to the area is free, but there is an entry fee to most of the exhibitions and activities. All the price information is available at blaa.no.
Attractions and activties
- three new art exhibitions every year
- six museum shops with unique items
- three charming places to eat, with homemade food
- Haugsfossen waterfall (39-metre drop)
- a children's farm
- a children's gallery
- guided mining tours in a mining environment dating back to the 1800s
- tours through magnificent quarries with spectacular views
- mining museums showing the technological development in the mining operation
- Eiker Gårdsysteri cheese, stored in the actual mines