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West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg

Type:Adventure centre

Museumsvegen 9, 3891, Høydalsmo

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About

To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, the museum in 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 Road 45, 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 we like to offer temporary art exhibitions put on show in co-operation with other museums and creative artists.

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

Read more about the cafe 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:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 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
    • kates012
      Odense, Denmark
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Friendly staff
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 7th August 2020
      The exhibit was interesting and the staff was friendly. The whole place was very clean and user friendly. Read full review
    • BestRegardsFromFar
      Cape Town Central, South Africa
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Excellent museum with great scenography & beautiful stave church
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 29th July 2021
      The West Telemark Museum covers an impressive period of time and presents traditional crafts as well as the hydropower industry, all with a great story-telling. The stave church is a must-visit! Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Adults (from 16 years)NOK120.00 per person
    Children 6-15 yearsNOK60.00 per person
    Family ticketNOK300.00 per day
    Family ticket Familieårskort. Gjeld inngang på alle våre anlegg inkl. kanaNOK700.00 per year
    Groups min. 10 pers. Omvisargebyr kr. 500,-NOK100.00 per person
    Per person Årskort. Gjeld inngang på alle våre anlegg og 50% på arr.NOK400.00 per year
    Senior/StudentNOK100.00 per person

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

    Map & Directions

    Contact

    Tel: 35069090

    Opening Times

    * General Opening Text

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