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Øyfjell Village museum has a rich collection of tools, traditional costumes, fine examples of rose painting and various curiosities, e.g. Norway’s largest beer-vessel.
The museum building from 1931 is built of granite, “to last forever”. There is also an open-air museum, a farmyard with several old buildings.
Myllarheimen in Arabygdi, Vinje, is the home of the artist and fiddler Torgeir Augundson (1801-1872), better known as Myllarguten. The smallholding Myllarheimen is where he lived the last years of his life.
Vinjestoga is the childhood home of the poet, journalist and linguist Aasmund Olavsson Vinje (1818-1870). Here you can listen to stories about everyday life in Vinje’s home, about how he became one of Norway’s foremost poets, and about the journalist Vinje.
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.
You can get a glimpse into the home of artist Anne Grimdalen. A mountain farm from the 1600s which today houses a museum with art gallery.
Gallery "Lalla" is located in the centre of Vrådal, in the same building as the tourist information. The gallery displays work of the danish artist Louis Moe, famous for his fairytale inspired drawings.
The Defense Museum in Åmot houses artefacts and documents relating to the events of World War II and wartime life in Vinje.
Kragerø Art Association is located in Kirkegata 5 and belongs to the Artist Quarter which is a few hundred meters from the main square in the direction to the church. Gallery and art exhibitions.
The iron and canal exhibition displays the history of the development of the Telemark canal, from prior to its inception all the way to the present day...
Vemork is a museum where you can see the unique exhibition from 2.ww. as well as the industrial revolution in Rjukan.