In the middle of the Taberg creekvalley, almost in the shadow of the hill that gave forge
iron to the many hammermills, you can today find an industrial museum that illustrates
this interesting history.
The production of iron has a long history in the Taberg valley.
Finds of small blast furnaces
show that iron was produced from red earth and marsch ore as early as in the Viking age.
Oremining in Taberg dates back to the end of the 1400´s and in 1618 Gustav II Adolf
issued privileges for Tabergs Bergslag. Ore from Taberg was used at some 20 blast furnaces
around the area and played an important part in the economical development in the whole
With our exhibition Primitive Ironhandling we want to show production from red earth to
iron and mountainore to pig-iron.
The industrial epoch is illustrated by a number of objects and equipment. From various
earlier industrial activities in the valley and around Barnarp. A large part of the
exhibit also shows the social life during the building of society, with housing, trade
An extensive amount material, such as texts and photos, supplement the exhibition and
visitors can take part in the history of the district on their own.
Our ambition is to leave the visitors with an idea of how our ancestors produced the iron,
important both for tool and weaponproduction as well as trade-merchandise, and how our
district turned from peasant-society to a modern industrial region.
Norrahammars Industri Museum
562 21 Norrahammar