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Museums and Galleries

Exhibitions of many kinds are held all over the county during the summer season; paintings, sculptures, pottery, folk art and much more are on display and for sale.

The world famous painter Edvard Much lived in Kragerø for several years, and he found inspiration to some of his famous works here. You can join a Munch walk in Kragerø in the summer season.

At Venstøp outside Skien you can visit the childhood home of the famous writer Henrik Ibsen. See the dark attic where Ibsen got inspiration to write the «The Wild Duck».

Did you know that the cabin where Sondre Norheim lived is still found in the valley close to the Norwegian Ski Museum at Morgedal? You can hike from the museum up to the cabin and experience the view of the hills where Sondre founded modern skiing.

At the porselain factory Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik in Porsgrunn you can still admire the special straw pattern painting. Exhibitions and outlet in the premises. This year a brand new interactive museum will be opened.

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  1. Add Snowshoe Thompson, John from Telemark to your Itinerary

    Snowshoe Thompson, John from Telemark

    Kviteseid

    Exhibition and book about Snowshoe Thompson, John from Telemark, the famous mailcarrier on skis in USA.

  2. Add Dyre Vaa Sculptural Art Collection - Rauland Kunstmuseum to your Itinerary

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    Dyre Vaa Sculptural Art Collection - Rauland Kunstmuseum

    Vinje

    The museum shows sculptures, paintings, graphic art and drawings by the famous artist Dyre Vaa (1903-1980).

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    Price NOK 40.- Per person to NOK 200.- Per day
  3. Add The Rui Farm to your Itinerary

    The Rui Farm

    Tokke

    In the steep mountainside over Dalen lies the famous little farm Rui.

  4. Add The house of Theodor Kittelsen to your Itinerary

    The house of Theodor Kittelsen

    Kragerø

    Welcome to the house of Theodor Kittelsen, the famous norwegian artist born in Kragerø.

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    Price NOK 30.- to NOK 70.- Admission
  5. Add Åmdals Verk Mines to your Itinerary

    Åmdals Verk Mines

    Tokke

    Exciting copper mine in a small community built upp due to mining.

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    Price NOK 40.- Per person to NOK 200.- Per day
  6. Add Henrik Sørensen Art Gallery - Vinje biletgalleri to your Itinerary

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    Henrik Sørensen Art Gallery - Vinje biletgalleri

    Vinje

    The valley of ’Smørklepp’ in Vinje made a lasting impression on the famous Norwegian artist Henrik Sørensen.

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    Price NOK 40.- Per person to NOK 200.- Per day
  7. Add Evju old Courtyard to your Itinerary

    Evju old Courtyard

    Sauherad

    The Evju Bygdetun in Sauherad is an interesting and lively local museum in mid- Telemark situated between the villages Gvarv (4 km)and Bø (6 km). The old farm buildings date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

  8. Add Porcelain Museum to your Itinerary

    Porcelain Museum

    Porsgrunn

    Telemark Museum has opened the Porcelain Museum Porsgrund at Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik (PP).

    At this museum you will be taken on a journey through the porcelain factory´s history.

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    Price NOK 30.- Tickets to NOK 70.- Admission
  9. Add The Art City Kragerø to your Itinerary

    The Art City Kragerø

    Kragerø

    Kragerø is referred to as "The gem among coastal cities" of Edvard Munch, Norway's most famous artist of all time.

  10. Add Øyfjell Local History Museum to your Itinerary

    Øyfjell Local History Museum

    Vinje

    Øyfjell museum of local history has a rich collection of tools, traditional costumes, fine examples of rose painting and various curiosities.

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    Price NOK 40.- Per person to NOK 200.- Per day
  11. Add West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg to your Itinerary

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    West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg

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    To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, VTM-Eidsborg is an excellent place to start.

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    Price NOK 50.- Per person to NOK 700.- Per year
  12. Add Home of A. O. Vinje - Vinjestoga to your Itinerary

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    Home of A. O. Vinje - Vinjestoga

    Vinje

    Vinjestoga is the childhood home of the poet, journalist and linguist Aasmund Olavsson Vinje (1818-1870).

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    Price NOK 40.- Per person to NOK 200.- Per day
  13. Add Telemarksgalleriet and Lysbuen to your Itinerary

    Telemarksgalleriet and Lysbuen

    Notodden

    Telemarksgalleriet and Lysebuen shows art and industrial history in a beautiful industrial hall from the early nineteenth century.

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    Price NOK 80.- to NOK 100.- Per person
  14. Add Kufteskogen to your Itinerary

    Kufteskogen

    Tokke

    An unique exhibition with historical Norwegian "kufter" (pullovers), collected from locals and people from all over Norway. A huge success - at display from October 19th to December 14th 2014 at Vest-Telemark Museum in Eidsborg.

  15. Add Raulandsakademiet to your Itinerary

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    Raulandsakademiet

    Vinje

    Raulandsakademiet is a course center, a hostel and a rural museum.

  16. Add Heavy Water War - The story to your Itinerary

    Heavy Water War - The story

    Tinn

    During the WWII Vemork in Rjukan was in focus for their production of heavy water. The heavy water war stopped the Germans in developing the atom bomb.

  17. Add Berg -  Kragerø Museum to your Itinerary

    Berg - Kragerø Museum

    Kragerø

    At Berg Kragerø Museum can you see how the family Homan survived, and in the showroom you can admire the historical exhibition: "Peoples work/jobbs in Kragerø before and now", or see Edvard Munch exhibition "Kragerø was good to me".

  18. Add Øverbø to your Itinerary

    Øverbø

    Kviteseid

    The history of Sondre Norheim begins in Morgedal, Telemark.

  19. Add Eidsborg Stave Church to your Itinerary

    Eidsborg Stave Church

    Tokke

    Charming, small stave church. Located by West Telemark Museum in Eidsborg.

    Price

    Price NOK 50.- Combination ticket to NOK 700.- Per year
  20. Add Photographs of life in Folkestadbyen town 1875-1950 to your Itinerary

    Photographs of life in Folkestadbyen town 1875-1950

    Fyresdal

    A historical photo exhibition about the life in Folkestadbyen, Fyresdal - an unique little "town" in the middle of Vest-Telemark.

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