The Mining Museum is open during Winter and Easter Holidays. Thereafter every day from mid June to the end of August. Then only open Sundays in September. During Autumn Holiday; open all week. For exact opening hours, please see our Facebook page “Visnes Gruvemuseum”
The mining area
Follow the cultural trail to Ridestiene, the pavilion and the ruins of the smelter works. Active fun on the mining playground and in the zipline, with Eventyrjakten rebus and the Time Travel app you will get to know the exciting history of mining even better!
The family-friendly Eventyrjakten and map can be found in the mailbox behind the Visnes sign, otherwise at the Visnes Mining Museum.With the Time Travel app, you can go on a journey of discovery and see scenes from the mining era unfold in the cultural landscape.
Join us for a champagne reception in the pavilion and hear Visnesslusken's account from the dark mine. There is a lot of exciting things to experience in Karmøy! See visitkarmoy.no for
We welcome groups – with 15 persons as a minimum – all year round. Then you will have to prebook your guided tour. Our guides speak 6 languages alltogether.
We offer two different guided tours.
They are as follows:
1) The Museum Tour
Duration approximately 1 hour.
The King Oscar’s Gate, the museum (with the cinema film and exhibition) and 1 Workers Home.
2) TheMuseum Area Tour
Duration approximately 1 ½ hour.
The museum + a tour around the mining area
Statue of Liberty, the mine from World War II, the Smelting Hut, the Gazebo and Fransehagen Park.
We also offer other tours dependant on what you wish to see and do while in Visnes.
Relaxing and chilling
At the museum you will find benches and chairs where you can take a break and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, soda, icecream or muffin.
There are also tables and benches right outside the museum.
We have also a big variety of souvenirs, leaflets and books for sale.
Book your guided tour here!
Fill in this form to book your visit. We will contact you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.