Miners’ Inn

The Miners' Inn lies in the heart of the Cobalt Mines. The Miners' Inn is a natural meeting point and a great place to start off an eventful day for the whole family at the Cobalt Mines.

Grunnet covid-19 blir vår sesong annerledes enn planlagt og vi kan ikke holde åpent i alle våre avdelinger. Dette går dessverre utover våre tilbud på Koboltgruvene. Vi håper å kunne ønske dere velkommen til Koboltgruvene og Gruvekroa igjen i 2021. Benytt gjerne anledningen til å besøke Blaafarveværket, Haugfoss og Nyfossum i sommer og våre kafeer Bødtkerkroa og Thranestua.

Due to covid-19 the museums season will be different than planned. This affects our activities at the Cobalt Mines this summer and we have to keep the café and the surrounding activities closed during the summer. We wish to welcome you back to the Cobalt Mines and the Miners’ Inn the summer of 2021. In the mean time, please visit the Cobalt Works, Haugfoss and Nyfossum and our other cafeterias, the Barrelmakers’ Inn and Thranestua café. Here is some information about the Miners’ Inn as it is in a normal summer:

In the Miners’ Inn, you can enjoy a big, freshly-griddled waffle with home-made strawberry jam, or a bowl of sour cream porridge in our cosy indoor area, or outside with views of the cultural landscape, Tyrifjord and Vikersundbakken. We have a varied selection of lunch dishes, stews and sour cream porridge, so there is no need to embark on a mine tour or cultural trail on an empty stomach.

The Miners’ Inn is built on the foundation walls of an accommodation building which was here when mining operations were at their peak. The accommodation building was used by weekly commuters who worked in the Cobalt Mines. Nowadays we serve hungry mine explorers of all ages here, all through the summer and into the autumn. The Miners’ Inn also has a Mine Shop where you can buy souvenirs and tickets, and get information about all the mine tours. We can also serve groups of up to 100 people here.

The walls of the Miners’ Inn are also decorated with the works of many Norwegian contemporary artists who display their work here, including Håkon Gullvåg and Ørnulf Opdahl.

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