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West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg

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Vest-Telemark Museum Eidsborg
Museumsvegen 9
3891 Høydalsmo

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Tel: +47 35 06 90 90

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West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg

About

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

The museum consists of a collection of more than 30 buildings, an open air museum with Norway’s oldest pagan wooden building from 1167, the famous Eidsborg stave church dated back to the 13th century and a new, modern museum building with several exhibitions.

There are many blockhouse constructions among the buildings at the museum, a building technique still in use.

The museum is situated by R45 next to Eidsborg stave church in the beautiful and dramatic landscape of Tokke.

Exhibitions:
In the modern museum building, opened in 2012, there are magnificent exhibitions telling the history of the folk art and culture of Western Telemark.
There are collections of beautiful pieces of traditional art on display like rosepainting, woodwork, knives, silver and textiles. And exhibitions telling the cultural history of the area, from the ancient pagan gods to the modern technology of the hydropower station in Tokke.

There is also a special exhibition of the extraordinary history of the Eidsborg whetstones, which since the Viking age have been exported to European countries.

The West Telemark museum also wishes to convey modern art forms, and throughout the year there are several temporary art exhibitions put on show in co-operation with e.g. The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and creative artists.

Food:
Our café is open every day high season. The café serves both traditional and international dishes, all made in our kitchen. The café also deliver catering.

Read more about the Café here.

Walking:
There are several marked foot paths with West Telemark museum Eidsborg as starting point.

Read more about Walk Telemark here.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Bjørn S
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Many interesting aspects of the culture in West Telemark
      5 of 5 stars
      30/09/2016
      The Museum itself has various aspects of the old culture all the way back in time, in addition to the recent centuries. Of special importance is the history of the mining and production of the... Read full review
    • dhITH109
      Ithaca, NY
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Interesting and unique place for a two hour visit
      5 of 5 stars
      24/07/2016
      As part of a visit to the Dalen Hotel, my wife and I visited the West Telemark Museum Eidsborg, which has a considerable collection of local artifacts and a small but very old stavkirke (oldest part... Read full review
    • Hanna T
      Drammen Municipality, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Lovely
      5 of 5 stars
      14/07/2015
      Make sure they will open the "blue room" in one of the buildings. So you can enjoy the detail and story of those paintings. Make sure to visit the church as well. They have now a minature of Telemark... Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Adults (from 16 years)NOK 100.- per person
    Children 6-15 yearsNOK 50.- per person
    Family ticketNOK 250.- per day
    Family ticket Familieårskort. Gjeld inngang på alle våre anlegg inkl. kanaNOK 700.- per year
    Groups min. 10 pers. Omvisargebyr kr. 500,-NOK 80.- per person
    Per person Årskort. Gjeld inngang på alle våre anlegg og 50% på arr.NOK 400.- per year
    Senior/StudentNOK 80.- per person

    Facilities

    General facilities

    • café
    • family friendly
    • free wifi
    • open all year
    • patio

    Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • arts and crafts
    • community centre
    • craft
    • guided tour during opening hours
    • museum shop
    • textile art
    • traditional crafts

    Types of church

    • stave church

    Map & Directions

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    Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
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    Season (1 May 2017 - 14 June 2017)
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    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
    Season (15 June 2017 - 15 Aug 2017)
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    Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
    Season (16 Aug 2017 - 15 Sept 2017)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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