"Nyberget" (Nyberget mine) and "Olavsgruva" (Olav`s mine)
In "Nyberget" (Nyberget mine) and "Olavsgruva" (Olav's mine) there are guided tours that take us 50 m underground and 500 m into the mountain. The temperature in the mines is a constant +4 C throughout the year. Remember warm clothes and suitable footwear!
The tour starts in the museum building at the top of "Olavsgruva" where we can view the exhibit "Gruvedrift i cirkumferensen" (Mining within the ca. 44,5 km circumference designated by Danish King Christian IV in 1646). This exhibit provides an insight into The Røros Copper Works' history, mining methods through the ages, methods of management, how society functioned as well as social conditions. The other exhibit,Ď"Geologien i Røros-traktene" (The geology of the Røros district), comprises maps, rock and ore samples - samples that were the reason for opening up the mines.
On the walk through the mine we first come to "Nyberget", dating from 1650. Here, we can still see traces of the old methods of hammer and chisel for excavating at the rock face, and the atmosphere of that period of time is recreated by lighting and sound effects. We pass through tunnels into "Olavsgruva" (Olavís Mine), which was opened up in 1936 and worked until 1972. Here, it is possible to experience working conditions as they were in the period around 1970. Even though there is a great difference in the mining methods between the two mines there are also many similarities. Today the two mines are joined up to make a single mine. The tour ends in the large "Bergmannshallen" (Bergmann's hall) which is frequently used for concerts and other cultural arrangements.
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Groups can request tours at any time, please click on "Group rates".