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Fyresdal museum of local history

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Fyresdal museum of local history Photo: Hamish Moore Vandrergionen
Fyresdal museum of local history Photo: Sven Lie
Fyresdal museum of local history Photo: Hamish Moore Vandreregionen
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Fyresdal museum of local history Photo: Terje Rakke Nordic Life
Fyresdal museum of local history Photo: Lars Veum
Fyresdal museum of local history Photo: Sven Lie
Fyresdal village museum is situated in Øyskogen (the island forest), which is an attractive park area in the centre of Fyresdal with many large protected pine trees, and a birch grove. In this area there are also a number of burial mounds dated back to heathen times and this site is estimated to be the richest in all of Telemark. Specific info boards in the park offer more information on these burial mounds.

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The museum has buildings and artefacts dated back to the middle ages, and aims to bring to life the colourful history of Fyresdal in a dynamic and relevant way. In the summer season (June 1.- Sept 1.) the old buildings are open every day, weekdays 10.00-16.30 h, Saturdays 10.00-15.00h and Sundays 12.00-15.00h. In the weekends there are staff available for guiding etc. Otherwise guiding can be organized from the Fyresdal tourist information office, tlf 35 04 14 55 or West Telemark Museum, tlf 35 06 90 90.

FOLKESTADBYEN - THE PEOPLE`S TOWN
Folkestadbyen - The people`s town
In the second half of the 1800’s Fyresdal grew into a town: ‘Folkestadbyen’. Øystad is an original cluster of buildings from this period. Here you also find Fyresdal Tourist information office.
Another feature of the museum is the town’s original local bakery, renovated and restored to tip top condition 1920’s style.
Burial mounds.
For hundreds of years the Øyskogen was regarded as sacred ground. Here we find one of Norway’s most beautiful burial grounds from the age of migration. No doubt this has been an important place of worship in the time of written history.
Building a burial mound was an important act of religion and politics. As a burial site the mound represents a vision of life after death with a distinction between life and death far less absolute than we imagine today. The mound was a symbol of power, not only to the person buried there, but also to the family and village. As people at the time believed they could achieve contact with their ancestors and the gods through blóts (sacrifice to the Norse gods), the mound was also, in a wider sense, a place of worship.
Building a burial mound demanded a great deal of resources, and therefor often only one person from each generation would be buried in a mound. The burial mounds in Fyresdal are believed to be built in the late Iron Age, 400-600 AD, which means that they might be 1600 years old.

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Fyresdal museum of local history

The museum has buildings and artefacts dated back to the middle ages, and aims to bring to life the colourful history of Fyresdal in a dynamic and rele...

Fyresdal museum of local history

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