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Øvre Verket

Type:Building/cultural environment

Øvre Verket, 3830, Ulefoss

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Øvre Verket at Ulefoss is a collection of worker's homes connected to Ulefos Jernværk. The houses is from the 19th century and is special because they are built around a yard. There are  toilets, brewer's houses and other buildings as well as water posts that are still to be seen in the yard. The little houses are red painted. This paint is a product of the iron ore on which Jernverket builds its production on.

The houses were protected in the 1980s and is now filled with museums, exhibitions, shops and workshops.

The garden and the yard are authentic
The garden is authentic with ancient perennials, lilacs, jasmines and herbs.

A playground with old and new toys, is diligently used. Here the children can play, while the parents can relax with food and drink.

Labor history and cultural experiences
The labor history is in focus and it is disseminated through various exhibitions. In addition to storytelling, there is also the opportunity to attend concerts, literary evenings, quizzes and lectures.

9 small industries in the yard
- Gallery Moseng (co-located with the restaurant)
- baking house with wood-burning stone oven
- pottery workshop
- shop
- photo gallery
- needlework room with courses and gatherings
- antiquarian
- guide

The Restaurant Spiseriet 
The restaurant is open all year round by appointment and is known for quality and good service.
The restaurant / venue is also rented out for christenings, confirmations, birthday celebrations or other forms of events. The premises are suitable for anywhere from 10 to 75 guests. Call for more info or table reservations at + 47 99164073 or send an e-mail to spiserietovreverket@gmail.com

Guided tours/tours for groups
In july there is free guiding. Follow Øvre Verket at Facebook for timeschedule.

For a holistic offering; exhibitions/ museums, food and guiding:
(995 57 763)- by appointment.



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General facilities

  • parking for motor coaches
  • shop
  • toys

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • ceramics
  • exhibition
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    Recent Reviews:

    • 897kristins
      Stathelle, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Hyggelig og onformativt
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 7th August 2020
      Vi ankom på ettermiddagen da enkelte av husene var lukket for dagen, men fikk likevel en hyggelig opplevelse. Det går fint å rusle rundt alene og få innblikk i gamle dager. Både landhandel og gamle... Read full review
    • Per Harald H
      Skien, Norway
      Nice "village" - originally workers' dwellings, Ulefoss
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 7th November 2012
      These nice little red buildings originally housed the families of the workers of the adjacent iron mongery (Ulefos Jernværk - Norways' oldest running industrial company (1657)), and the former... Read full review
    • Solensdatter
      Skien, Norway
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      Wonderfull place for a stop
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th June 2016
      Was here with family. One kid age 11 and one 17. The place has something for us all! Arts & craft, playground for kids, a couple of museums (old working in the woods tools, old house, iron factory... Read full review

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    Tel: 995 57 763

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