Experience the Miner’s Village Pershyttan

Explore a unique memorial from Bergslagen’s heyday and experience history close up. Here foundry, mines, waterwheel, flatrod drive system and coalhouse are preserved.

Pershyttan is one of Sweden’s best preserved mining villages. The area is a cultural reserve which is a great experience at any time of year. You can get an idea of how it was when the foundry and mines were in use, most look as they did right to the last day of work. In Pershyttan, ore was mined and iron wrought from the middle ages until the 1960s, and there are a number of mines in the area around the mining village. The foundry is one of Sweden’s best preserved charcoal foundries. There is also a waterwheel, flatrod drive system, coalhouse and beautiful homesteads to discover in the area. In a train carriage by the visitor centre is Pershyttan Tågcafé which is open in summer.

Discover the mining village for yourself

Pick up a Pershyttan brochure at the tourist office in the station building, or in the Visitors Centre in Pershyttan and discover the mining village and surroundings.