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Garpenberg Mine Chapel is the only remaining mine chapel in Sweden and it is the oldest preserved building in the village, it is from the early 17th century.
Originally the chapel was used for the prayer that was held before each day of work in the mine, and there was also an office. Today there is a mine museum on the upper floor with some original models by Pohlhem.
When I was a kid a key could be borrowed from the nearest house if you wanted to visit. I don’t know if that is the case nowdays, but for guided tours you can call 0225 - 202 98 / 222 26 / 203 80 (Garpenbergs Hembygdsförening).
When I was a child I lived only 250 metres away from the chapel so I visited it many times, but now it is many years since I was inside.
Updated Apr 11, 2007