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Kviteseid Local History Museum

Type:Exhibitions

Fjågesundvegen 12, 3850, Kviteseid

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  • Concert Kviteseid bygdetun
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  • Old houses at the museum
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  • The barn at Kviteseid Bygdetun
  • Flekstveitstoga
  • Flekstveitstoga, 1. floor from ca. 1600, the 2. floor from 1738
  • Utsondhalli, the exhibition building
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  • Sculpture by Gunnar Utsond, a boy using knife
  • Helferd, sculpture by Gunnar Utsond

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What did a prosperous farm in West-Telemark look like about 200 years ago? At Kviteseid Museum of Local history you will find the answer. In the museum area you also find a sculpture exhibition by the artist Gunnar Utsond and Kviteseid old Church, a beautiful stone church from the 1200th century. 

Kviteseid museum of local history is an open-air museum showing a prosperous farmyard in Vest-Telemark 200 years ago. There are 12 buildings, the oldest a traditional storehouse from the 1300s. The main building, Flekstveitstoga from the 1600s, has a beautifully decorated livingroom, where the walls and ceiling are rosepainted by one of the first famous rosepainters.

Gunnar Utsond
Shortly before his death the artist Gunnar Utsond donated his sculptures to the municipality of Kviteseid. Today you can see these sculptures in the Utsond Hall at the Kviteseid Museum of local history.

Gunnar Utsond made his debut with the sculpture «Gutt som spikker». Utsond is best known for his sculpture «Helferd», by which he won the first price at the world exhibition in Paris in the year 1900.


The museum is open monday to sunday during the summer season, (off season: on request). The museum café serves traditional Norwegian waffles, and is a peaceful spot for a rest along the R41.

For off-season group guiding, contact West Telemark Museum.

Phone: 0047 35069090

Email: post@vtm.no



 

Facilities

General facilities

  • food and beverage service

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • community centre
  • cultural history
  • guided tour by appointment
  • guided tour during opening hours
  • sculptures

Types of church

  • stone church

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      Very interesting visit!
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      Thursday, 29th July 2021
      A very interesting open-air museum with a kind staff that gives good tours in English. Historically, this tiny village used to be a trading hub thanks to its proximity to the fjord. Beautiful wooden... Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Adults (from 16 years)NOK80.00 per person
    Children 6-15 yearsNOK40.00 per person
    Family ticket (2+2)NOK200.00 per day
    Groups min. 10 pers. Omvisargebyr kr 500,-NOK60.00 per person
    Senior/StudentNOK60.00 per person

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

    Map & Directions

    Contact

    Tel: 35069090

    Opening Times

    Season (25 June 2021 - 15 Aug 2021)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed
    Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
    Regular guided tours (25 June 2021 - 15 Aug 2021)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed
    Tuesday - Sunday12:00
    14:00
    16:00

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