Et dypdykk i historien

The Glass Pavilion

Vil du gjøre et dypdykk i Blaafarveværkets historiske arkiver og dokumenter er Glasspaviljongen stedet å gå. Det store bygget med vegger og tak av glass står på en gammel grunnmur på Blaafarveværket.

Big and airy, the Glass Pavilion, which was built in 2000, is home to a journey which takes you right through the history of the Cobalt Works, and examines everything from mining to social history. Here you can leaf through hundreds of pages of transcribed letters and other documents from the archive, which have been processed by our documentation centre, and date back to the earliest days of the production of cobalt blue pigment here. The original documents, which are kept in the National Archives, have been digitalised and are searchable on digitalarkivet.no.

In the Glass Pavilion, you can also go into the Wheelhouse, where we display original artefacts and present historical highlights and key characters. The Wheelhouse has been built on the foundation walls of the huge water wheel which supplied the Cobalt Works with power for its millstones and other pigment processes.

Other things you can see and experience at Blaafarveværket