Experience museum with interactive environment
Welcome to an interactive environment, which has attracted international attention and has been awarded for its presentation!
EXPERIENCE - for real
Different historical hike
With guidance from the Works hosts and via an interactive flashlight, you get an experience of work and life in the old ironworks. The flashlight illuminates the suggestive environment and brings the old ironwork to life. The host of the work leads you and you are looking for hyperspots; yellow, brilliant rings. Through the flashlight, the work begins to live. It rumbles, crackles and smokes. With the help of technology, you get an empathy with the work and life that once filled the ironworks that in the childhood of industry was the high technology of its time when it came into use in 1874.
Here are more examples of what you get to see and experience:
On the floor of the Masugnshallen is shown an animation where you can follow the iron path through the work. Also try to explore the brilliant Timeline on the wall, which shows the blast furnace production, Avesta's population and the number of employees in the ironworks 1870-1938. You may also experience slag and iron drainage.
The unique monuments that the martin furnaces make have today become a place where the Martinugn opera takes place. It is divided into three acts and we move between each act; from the charging of the furnaces to the gentle heating through the pipe systems and finally to the pouring of ingot steel.
The opera also reflects life. The women, the men, the children, the power, joy and sorrow are depicted with music, light, heat and film.
The music is created by Torbjörn Grass, the lighting installation by Charlie Hellberg and the ironmaker Erik Mattson tells in the film section A Time of Life.
The installations in Verket
There are a number of fixed works of art and installations in Verket. They are available in various shapes, designs and materials, such as glass sculptures, paintings, built-up rooms, etc. Most have come in place through an Avesta Art year, and have remained there after. Others have found home in the suggestive premises in a different way. All installations are in one way or another completely integrated into the environment.