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World Heritage Center

Type:Building/cultural environment

O. H. Holtasgate 27, 3678, Notodden

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The Telemark Art Museum and the World Heritage Center shows art exhibitions and industrial history in a beautiful industrial hall from the early 20th century. The World Heritage Center tells the story of the most important Norwegian invention; the production of mineral fertilizer. A industrial history that is on the UNESCO world heritage list.

For more than 100 years ago Notodden was venue for a modern fairy tale. In 1905, the world’s first industrial production of mineral fertilizer – with air as raw material – started here. It happened at a time when the world needed more food and farmers needed more fertilizer to increase crop yields. A visit in the World Heritage Center will make you better acquainted with the events that put Notodden and Rjukan at UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.

The gallery has exhibitions of national and international art. The Art collection includes art from the golden age in Telemark, with artists like Christian Skredsvig and Theodor Kittelsen. The Terje Bergstad collection is an important part of the museum.

For more information visit our web-site www.telemarksgalleriet.no

 

 

Facilities

General facilities

  • café

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • museum shop

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    Recent Reviews:

    • EiWiSu
      Drammen, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Business
      Interesting exhibition about Sam Eyde
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 6th December 2017
      The gallery has a great venue for changing exhibitions. The permanent art gallery consist of some wonderful paintings, but the size of the collection is minute. As for the exhibition upstairs showing... Read full review
    • WolfRavn
      Skien, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Interesting museum for art and industrial culture
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 27th January 2019
      The exhibition is divided into different areas. One area is dedicated to the history of the mineral fertilizer production - which started in Rjukan and Notodden based on taming hydro power. Nicely... Read full review
    • HappyNorwegians
      Bergen, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      This also has the UNESCO Industrial Heritage museum on the second floor
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 9th July 2022
      This also is the UNESCO Industrial Heritage Museum on the second floor. Make sure you ask for a guided tour. We had an excellent guide who went over all the history of how this area became... Read full review

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    Contact

    Tel: +47 35 01 00 80

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Sept 2022 - 31 May 2023)
    DayTimes
    Tuesday - Friday12:00 - 16:00
    Saturday - Sunday12:00 - 17:00

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