Industrial Workers Museum
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Lonely Planet review
This museum, 7km west of Rjukan, is in the Vemork power station, which was the world's largest when completed in 1911. These days it honours the Socialist Workers' Party, which reached its height of Norwegian activities in the 1950s. You won't want to miss the 30-minute film If Hitler Had the Bomb, describing the epic events of war-time Telemark nor the miniature power station in the main hall. There's also an interesting exhibition about the worldwide race in the 1930s and '40s to make an atom bomb. It consists of short films, touch-screen exhibits, photos and dioramas.
Travellers with disabilities and seniors over 65 are permitted to drive up to the entrance; everyone else must park at the swinging bridge. In summer, a bus runs up from the car park to the entrance. Otherwise, it's a 15-minute, 700m climb on foot.