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West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg

Type:Adventure centre

Museumsvegen 9, 3891, Høydalsmo

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West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg

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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.

Facilities

Activities

  • activities available
  • activities for children
  • activities included in admission price
  • concerts
  • culture path
  • exhibition
  • farm work
  • folk dancing
  • forest hiking
  • Guided tour
  • guiding
  • historical walk
  • nature trails
  • outdoor sportsground
  • sights worth seeing

Atmosphere

  • nice

Credit cards

  • Accept Card
  • Credit cards accepted
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Disabled persons

  • suitable for the disabled

Food and drinks

  • à la carte
  • cake
  • Christmas buffet
  • danish open sandwiches
  • dinner
  • local dishes
  • Local food producer
  • lunch
  • Norwegian cuisine
  • outside dining area
  • pizza
  • private catering
  • refreshments
  • special location
  • summer café
  • traditional food
  • vegetarian

General facilities

  • banqueting rooms
  • banqueting rooms
  • buffet
  • café
  • café/cafeteria
  • children's play area
  • cloakroom
  • conference facilities
  • conference facilities
  • course facilities
  • family friendly
  • food and beverage service
  • food/refreshments
  • free parking
  • free wifi
  • garden
  • guided tour of the establishment
  • menu
  • outdoor furniture
  • outdoor parking - free
  • parking for motor coaches
  • parking place
  • patio
  • playground
  • reception
  • Restaurant/Cafe
  • shop
  • shop
  • stage
  • suitable for baby carriages
  • suitable for children
  • tables / benches
  • toilet
  • toys
  • WIFI
  • wireless Internet

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • arts and crafts
  • community centre
  • craft
  • exhibition
  • exhibition programme
  • geology
  • guided tour during opening hours
  • museum
  • museum shop
  • open-air museum
  • textile art
  • theme exhibitions
  • traditional crafts
  • wood carving

Nature and terrain

  • geological finds
  • hiking area

Other services

  • artists' Books
  • arts and crafts
  • handicrafts
  • handicrafts
  • jewellery
  • souvenirs
  • toys

Types of church

  • stave church

Types of events

  • Exhibitions
  • guided tour
  • History
  • Viking events

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      9
    • Very Good
      8
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      1

    Recent Reviews:

    • 721maritab
      Norway
      Trip Type:
      Business
      History and culture
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th October 2017
      I was told that the museum was awarded as one of the best Norwegian museums a few years ago. In my opinion, it is not the best museum ever visited, but it is quite nice. Gives you an insight into... Read full review
    • RuneFris
      Bergen, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Nice museum with activities for both kids and grown-ups
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 13th August 2018
      Spent a day here after recommendations. Museum is located in beautiful surroundings near Dalen in Telemark. They have built a mini version of the Telemarks canal which is around 100 meters long... Read full review
    • Cristoforo2795
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Inconvenient and unwelcoming, go elsewhere
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 11th July 2019
      My mother and I drove for 5 hours across the countryside to go to this museum (and then another 5 hours back), which has very limited possibilities for visiting really the only reason anyone would... Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Adults (from 16 years)NOK100.00 per person
    Children 6-15 yearsNOK50.00 per person
    Family ticketNOK250.00 per day
    Family ticket Familieårskort. Gjeld inngang på alle våre anlegg inkl. kanaNOK700.00 per year
    Groups min. 10 pers. Omvisargebyr kr. 500,-NOK80.00 per person
    Per person Årskort. Gjeld inngang på alle våre anlegg og 50% på arr.NOK400.00 per year
    Senior/StudentNOK80.00 per person

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Map & Directions

    Contact

    Tel: 35069090

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    DayTimes
    Season (1 May 2020 - 14 June 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
    Season (15 June 2020 - 15 Aug 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00
    Season (15 June 2020 - 15 Aug 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
    Season (15 June 2020 - 15 Aug 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday11:00
    13:00
    15:00
    16:00
    Season (16 Aug 2020 - 15 Sept 2020)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

    * General Opening Text

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