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Eidsborg Stave Church

Type:Church

Museumsvegen 9, 3891, Høydalsmo

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About

This small stave church is located close to West Telemark Museum, location Eidsborg.

Take a guided journey through 800 years of history… Hear about the Stave Church and the changes in beliefs and conventions over this period.
Learn about the legend of the Holy St. Nicholas. The church was dedicated to St.Nicolaus (locally called Nikuls), and a statue of this saint was very central in a local culture that remained well into the 1700s.

The Eidsborg Stave Church is believed to be built between 1250 and 1270 and is one of the best preserved examples of 28 protected stave churches in Norway this is quite a contrast to the Middle Ages when there were more than 1000 stave churches in the country. This unique building form is seen as Norway’s contribution to world architecture.

The church was restored in 2005-2008 and is still in use. The stave church is of a kind that has the exterior covered entirely with chipping.
There are many interesting details to this church, such as runes, carvings, and interior décor from the 1600s and a bell tower from 1727.

In the summer months (June, July, August) there are guided tours to the church several times every day.
 
Out of season the museum can organize guided tours by pre-booking.
 

Facilities

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • guided tour by appointment
  • guided tour during opening hours

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    Recent Reviews:

    • HeidiB113
      Arendal, Norway
      Interesting place
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 7th August 2019
      Eidsborg stave church is worth a visit, guiding inside the church could have been made more inspiring. The museum is very nice and the exhibition interesting and well presented. This is a super place... Read full review
    • Navigator645184
      Costa Rica
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Beautiful
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 4th January 2020
      This was the most beautiful church we saw while in Norway. We were passing by this to go to our destination. It was night time but it was well lit. I was very happy that we stopped to see it. Read full review
    • kates012
      Odense, Denmark
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Beautiful church
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 7th August 2020
      Our visit to the church and the adjoining museum was very informative and interesting. It was such a wonderful way to learn about Norwegian history and culture. The church was small but it was still... Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Adults (from 16 years) Museum, stavkyrkje og kanalparkNOK100.00 combination ticket
    Children 6-15 years Museum, stavkyrkje og kanalparkNOK50.00 combination ticket
    Family ticket Gjeld alle våre anlegg inkl. kanalpark.NOK700.00 per year
    Family ticket Museum, stavkyrkje og kanalparkNOK250.00 1 day
    Groups min. 10 pers. Museum and Stave Church. Guide fee NOK 500,-NOK80.00 combination ticket
    Per person Gjeld alle våre anlegg og 50% på arr.NOK400.00 per year
    Senior/Student Museum, stavkyrkje og kanalparkNOK80.00 combination ticket

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

    Map & Directions

    Contact

    Tel: +47 35 06 90 90

    Opening Times

    Guided group tours on request (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
    DayTimes

    * General Opening Text

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