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Welcome to the Nowegian Mining Museum and the Silver Mines!

Gruvetoget på vei ut av mundlochet. (Foto/Photo)

The Silver Mines

8 km outside Kongsberg city center, in Saggrenda, you can find the entrance to the Silver mines. During the summer season you can visit the King's mine which is the Norwegian mining museum's visitors mine.

Join a guided tour and experience the exciting history of Norway's largest silver mine. 

Enquiries can be directed to post@bvm.no or +47 919 13 200. 

During the summer season tickets often sell out quickly. We therefore recommend you buy tickets online. Pleas arrive at least 15 minutes before the mine train departs, it does not wait for late guests.

Where to find us: Malmveien 11, 3614 Kongsberg


Gruppe ved stollkneet (Foto/Photo)

Tours in the Silver mines 2022


To be guaranteed entry, book tickets online.

Norsk Bergverksmuseum (ebillett.no)

Dates Tours in the mine
02.01-17.05On request*
18.05-19.06Mon-fri**10 and 12
Sat and sun12 and 14
20.06-30.06Daily10, 12 and 14
01.07-07.08Daily10, 12, 14 and 16
08.08-21.08Daily10, 12 and 14
22.08-31.08Mon-fri12
Sat and sun12 and 14
01.09-30.09Sat and sun12 and 14
01.10-09.10       Daily12
10.10-31.12On request*        


* Other prices. Enquires to post@bvm.no
** Check booking site for avaliblity. Schools have priority.



The King's mine

The silver mines

Join us for a tour inside the spectacular King’s mine! The largest mine in Kongsberg, which produced almost half of all the silver mined by Kongsberg Silver Works.

The mine train takes us 2300 meters inside the mountain, 342 meters below the surface. The King’s mine is a unique underground environment, and throughout the guided tour you will take part in an extraordinary experience and learn about the mining history of Kongsberg. During the tour you get to see crew lifts, ore lifts, machines, the forge and locations where they struck silver, and you willexperience the environment in the mines through temperature, humidity and especially the lack of daylight.

The temperature inside the mine is 6 °C, so dress warm and comfortable. The mine train takes about 15 minutes each way and is very noisy, so use the provided ear plugs or bring your own. After exiting the mine train inside the mine, the guided tour is on foot and lasts approximately 60 minutes. The route stretches over 800 meters and includes climbing stairs equivalent of 5 floors.

The mine is not adapted for wheelchair users, and visitors with poor physique or vision impairment are adviced to refrain from taking part in the tour. This is because everyone needs to be able to complete the tour on foot in the King’s mine, and in addittion be capable to evacuate on foot 2,3 km out of the mines in case of an emergency, without any assistance. The vibrations in the mine train can also be uncomfortable for pregnant women.

Minimum age to participate is 3 years old, but the recommended age is 5 years and up.

Duration: 1,5 hours including the mine train in/out.

Prices:

  • Kids (3-15 år): 140,-
  • Students: 200,-
  • Senior citizens: 200,-
  • Adults:  250,-

To book private tours of the mine contact us at: post@bvm.no or +47 919 13 200.


Barn som undersøker steiner. (Foto/Photo)

The activity grounds outside the Silvermines

At the activity site you can learn more about mining. During the summer season we have daily demonstrations of firesetting, an old mining technique. You can also pan for silver, break and examine rocks, and mint your own coin.

Opening hours 2022


01.05-17.05Only groups
18.05-19.06Sat and sun11.30 - 16
20.06-30.06Daily11.30 - 16
01.07-07.08Daily11.30 - 18
08.08-30.09Sat and sun     11.30 - 16
01.10-09.10    Daily 12.30 - 14
Sakkerhus- Saggrenda (Foto/Photo)

The Sakkerhus shop

In the buildings where the miners lived during the work week, called Sakkerhus, you can find our museum shop. Here you can buy souvenirs like mining lamps, an incredible selection of stones and litterature about the mining history.

Opening hours 2022:

02.01-17.05Closed          
18.05-20.06       Daily11-15
21.06-15.08Daily10-17
16.08-31.08Daily12-15.30
04.09-30.09Sat/Sun12-15.30


Mann med karbidlykt i Gottes Hulfe in der noth (Foto/Photo)

Mine Safari - Gottes Hülfe in der Noth mine 2022

Join an underground expedition 3636 meters into the mountain. The tour starts in Saggrenda as the mine train transports us 2,3 km to the King's mine. Then we walk the last 1200 meters through Christian VII's adit. The tour goes through a part of the mine system that has not been adapted for tourists, so it's important that you have waterproof footwear and bring your own flashlight.

Note: Thescheduled tours to Gottes Hülfe in der Noth are held in Norwegian. You can however book a group tour in English by contacting us. The minimum price is 10500 NOK, or if you are more than 20 people the price per person is 525 NOK. The maximum amount of people in a group is 35.

Prices:

Adults: 475,- / Children: 300,-
Suitable from 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Where: Malmveien 11, Saggrenda

When: Check when and the avalibity in the ticket link below