Pershyttan is a small mining town which has been restored and kept mainly as a working museum of Bergslagen's mining and iron handling which started in the early 14th century. One of Sweden's best preserved charcoal-fuelled blast furnaces from 1856 can be found in Pershyttan. In the area is there is also one of the biggest working water wheels.

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Founded: 19th century
Category: Industrial sites in Sweden
Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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