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Location: Pershyttan, 4 km from Nora.
Open: MAY to SEP daily.
OCT to 04-MAY groups after appointment.
Tours: 03-MAY to 22-JUN Sat, Sun 13.
23-JUN to 31-AUG daily 13.
06-SEP to 28-SEP Sat, Sun 13.
Fee: Adults SEK 60, Children free.
Groups: Per Tour SEK 900.
Classification: MineIron Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: VR=40 m.
Address: Lockgruvan, Bergs- och Järnvägshistoriskt Centrum BJC, Tel: +46-587-10304, Tel: +46-587-13806.
Örebro läns museum, Box 314, 701 46 Örebro,
Nora Turistbyrå, Stationshuset, 71380 Nora, Tel: +46-587-81120, Fax: +46-587-10538. E-mail: contact
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12th cty estimated start of mining.
1400 first written mention of mining at Pershyttan.
1919 Lockgruvan closed.
1967 mine closed.
1993 received the award Europa Nostra for the preservation of the historic town.



The mining at Pershyttans bergsmansby started in the Middle Ages, and ended in 1967. The last operating mine was Storgruvan (Large Mine), but after it was closed the while mine filled with water and is today inaccessible. Pershyttan is named after the furnace (hyttan) which was the center of the village. The mines surrounding the furnace provided the ore. The furnace which is still visible was built 1856 and closed 1953. During one century it produced cast iron, and today it is one of the last remaining furnaces, and one of the best preserved historic furnaces in Europe. Today Pershyttan is a sort of open air museum, with visitor centre, Gruvmuseum (mining museum), Hyttan (furnace), Smedjan

Lockgruvan was mined until 1919 and is very old. The mine is equipped with modern multimedia displays ad animatronic, so it is visited on self guided tours. Visitors can get information on various topics from those installations. However, children are allowed only accompanied by adults.

The tour concentrates on the cultural aspects of mining. Especially the legends and fairy tales connected with the mining are told. People were affected by the mythical powers of the world, the supernatural was part of daily life. The Lady of the Mine