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The childrens favorite place to visit, lots of activities.
The only Catholic church in Telemark, built in the "dragon style" in 1899, at a time when Catholic porcelain workers from Bøhmen came to Porsgrunn....
Eidanger church is one of the many stone churches built in Telemark in the 1100s.
Rauland Art Association holds different art exhibitions throughout the year at their premises at Sondov in the centre of Rauland....
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.
The museum shows sculptures, paintings, graphic art and drawings by the famous artist Dyre Vaa (1903-1980). The sculptor Tor Vaa, son of Dyre Vaa, is also represented by a special exhibition.
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.
In the steep mountainside over Dalen lies the famous little farm Rui.