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Museums & Galleries in Telemark
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Tinn Museum is a folklore museum with antiquarian buildings, which focuses on the old agrarian society in our region.
The Evju Bygdetun in Sauherad is an interesting and lively local museum in mid- Telemark situated between the villages Gvarv (4 km)and Bø (6 km). The old farm buildings date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
Øvre Verket reprents one of the most important culturally historic places from the years of industrialization in Norway. At Øvre Verket you'll find antiques, a bunad workshop, frame workshop, and textile art as well as work from other artisans, and also a restaurant and gallery.
The tale of the serpent in the seljord Lake have been told since 1750 and have been passed down in spoken form, being only partly written down. You can look for the serpent from the sea serpent tower on Bjørgeøyan.
At Berg Kragerø Museum can you see how the family Homan survived, and in the showroom you can admire a beautiful toy collection, put yourself in Kragerø past as exporters of ice or see Munch exhibition "Kragerø was me good"
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.
The Culture of Telemark
Telemark Museum, Brekkeparken, shows the changes through time in our county. Experiences of extravagance and modern theme exhibitions lie side by side in this museum.
Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828 and his childhood home is just a few kilometres north of Skien city centre.