Explore Telemark

English

Norsk

Kragerø Town Hall

Type:Building/cultural environment

Rådhusgata 5, 3770, Kragerø

Add Kragerø Town Hall to your Itinerary

Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Product Image

Book Tickets Online

About

Kragerø Town Hall was originally a mansion owned by a ship owner Biørn and his family. It was built in 1867. The architect of the building was Emil Victor Langlet, who designed the Norwegian Parliament building. The building was largely reconstructed in 1884.

This fabulous building provided a place for daily work and exclusive parties. The most outstanding party was held one day in 1891, when King Oscar II visited Kragerø. He arrived at Biørn's pier from the sea and was welcomed by the Biørn family at the entrance of the house. In the 1900s the economy of Biørn's company gradually weakened, and some parts of the house were rented out to several different companies such as a bank.

In 1941, Kragerø municipality bought the building for 60,000 Norwegian kroner. The most parts of the building were rented out until 1952 when the municipality decided the building to be a town hall. Reconstructions had been carried out throughout years to make the building functioning well as it does today.

On the ground floor you will find a service centre of the Town Hall. It provides information and guidance for the public services. The service centre is also a kind of tourist office! 

The statue "The Dream about the Sea" made by Sigurd Nome stands in front of the Town Hall.

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: 35 98 62 00

What's Nearby

  1. Bodil Biørn

    The memorial of the missionary, nurse and midwife Bodil Catharina Biørn (1871-1960) is…

    9 m away
  2. The house of Theodor Kittelsen

    Welcome to Theodor Kittelsen’s childhood home.

    77 m away
  3. Gallery Heuch

    Welcome to the Gallery Heuch. High-quality visual art, ceramics and glass art

    99 m away
  1. Gallery Fineart

    Welcome to the Gallery Fineart

    120 m away
  2. Schweigaardspark

    In memory of Anton Martin Schweigaard, a Norwegian jurist and economic reformer who was…

    126 m away
  3. Fernanda Nissen

    The bust of the feminist woman Fernanda Nissen (1862-1920), who was born in Sannidal and…

    125 m away
  4. Dypedalsgruva - Mining Museum

    Mining history in the center of Kragerø. There are three apatite mines in Kragerø.…

    164 m away
  5. Gallery Nicolines House

    Gallery Nicolines house is a year-round gallery in Kragerø. The gallery has from the…

    162 m away
  6. Gallery Valen

    Visit Gallery Valen in Kragerø which has a good selection of contemporary art and pop art…

    191 m away
  7. The Kragerø Permanent Art Gallery

    The Kragerø Permanent Art Gallery aims to raise money for the purchase of art associated…

    195 m away
  8. Steinmann Lookout

    Steinmann is a viewpoint just above downtown with great views over the city. Well worth a…

    217 m away
  9. Gea Norvegica Geopark

    Gea Norvegica Geo Park is Scandinavia's first UNESCO certified geopark.
    The geopark is…

    263 m away
  10. The Art City Kragerø

    Kragerø is referred to as "The gem among coastal cities" of Edvard Munch, Norway's most…

    263 m away
  11. Tone Ørvik Sculpture studio

    Molded glass: Sculptures and portraits.

    279 m away
  12. With's Boder

    With's boder is the red building located next to Jernbanetorvet. It was built in the…

    271 m away
  13. Kragerø Art Association

    Kragerø Art Association is located in Kirkegata 5 and belongs to the Artist Quarter which…

    279 m away
Previous Next