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The house of Theodor Kittelsen

Type:Exhibitions

Th. Kittelsensvei 5, 3770, Kragerø

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Kittelsenhuset - An artist’s childhood home

– Theodor Kittelsen’s childhood home
– Exhibitions
– Museum shop selling beautiful books, prints and publications

Kittelsenhuset is situated in the centre of Kragerø, among charming narrow streets and lanes. Theodor Kittelsen is a norwegian artist known for his interpretation of mythical creatures and fairytales.

He was born on the second floor, and as a child he felt as if the distance between the kitchen stove and the living room window was infinite.
Welcome to the small house in the center of Kragerø, where the renowned fairytale illustrator Theodor Kittelsen was born in 1857.

Exhibition 2018:

This year we exhibit Kittelsen’s satire drawings from the series “Do Animals Have Soul?” along with some of his fabled drawings.
Every day throughout the summer at noon and at 2pm we offer guided tours of the museum and the streets where Theodor played and ventured as a child. We also offer reading of fairytales for children at 1pm, every day! 

Opening hours 2018
June 16th - August 12th 11am to 5 pm

For more info please call +47/ 35544500 or send an email to: post@telemark.museum.no
Phone directly to the Kittelsenhuset in season : + 47/47473423

Kittelsenhuset is a part of Telemark Museum.

Facilities

General facilities

  • other times open by arrangement
  • toilet

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • exhibition
  • museum shop

Season

  • Summer

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Experience6089
      Atlanta Ga.
      Loved the Kittelsen House
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 8th April 2006
      What a wonderful experience. The Kittleson house was fun and charming, filled with art and story telling. Our guide was friendly and the tour was very interesting. The house was personalized by... Read full review
    • bccultur
      Kragero Municipality, Norway
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      Solo travel
      The home of the world famous troll-artist - and more . . .
      2 of 5 stars
      Friday, 17th February 2012
      Theodor Kittelsen's home. Nice house, but unfortunately moderate to little to see inside.....,- but the city of Kragero (3770 Kragero) is one of the most populare summerdestinations in Norway and... Read full review
    • brynulf
      Oslo
      Nice small town museum and gallery
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 10th August 2015
      Wonderful small town museum and gallery showing the works of a great illustrator. Entry was a bit pricey but enjoyed by all. Read full review

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    Contact

    Tel: 35 54 45 00 / 47 47 34 23

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