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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults (from 16 years) Museum, stavkyrkje og kanalpark||£8.00 combination ticket|
|Children 6-15 years Museum, stavkyrkje og kanalpark||£4.00 combination ticket|
|Family ticket Gjeld alle våre anlegg inkl. kanalpark.||£56.00 per year|
|Family ticket Museum, stavkyrkje og kanalpark||£20.00 1 day|
|Groups min. 10 pers. Museum and Stave Church. Guide fee NOK 500,-||£6.40 combination ticket|
|Per person Gjeld alle våre anlegg og 50% på arr.||£32.00 per year|
|Senior/Student Museum, stavkyrkje og kanalpark||£6.40 combination ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Guided group tours on request (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
|Summer season (1 May 2021 - 15 Sept 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Guiding at regular times in summer season (15 June 2021 - 15 Aug 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||12:00|
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