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The Labro museums consist of The Norwegian watercourse museum, The Numedalslagen’s timber floating museum and The Norwegian...
The Labro museums consist of The Norwegian watercourse museum, The Numedalslagen’s timber floating museum and The Norwegian road museum, department Labro. Labro is situated south of Kongsberg by the Labro waterfall. The name Labro means “the brigde across Lagen”. The Labro area has an exciting past and archeological findings show that people have lived here since the bronze age. The Labro waterfall was a popular theme amongst the Norwegian painters in the national romantic period in the 19th century and has been immortalized by well-known painters like J.C. Dahl, Thomas Fearnley and Hans Gude. The Norwegian watercourse museum The Norwegian watercourse museum is situated in the Labro power station dating back to 1910 and has the watercourse history alongside Numedal as its main theme. The exhibition tells you about the nature, the industry and the culture along the watercourse, from Hardangervidda in the north to Larvik in the south. Here is also an exhibition about the production of hydroelectric power and an exhibition about the fire department in Kongsberg. The Numedalslagen’s timber floating museum The Numedalslagen’s timber floating museum is situated in the old dam building. It illustrates the importance of wood and timber in Numedals watercourse. Authentic contrivances and a rich collection of photos, shows us forestry and timber floating along Numedalslagen. The old “slide” for sliding logs in, is one of the longest which is preserved in the country. The Norwegian road museum, department Labro This regional road museum shows the history of road development in the County of Buskerud. The main exhibition in “Langbrakka” shows how transport and roads have gradually changed from walking and horseriding earthtracks to modern highways. In the old Moen road station barracks a workshop and a forge with equipment and tools are established. Outdoors you will find equipment for rock drilling, stone crushing and snow removal, together with stump-pullers, graders and other construction and maintenance machinery. In the building in front of “Langbrakka” a separate exhibition shows the development of the “Transport and vehicle control”.