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West-Telemark Museum Eidsborg

Type:Adventure centre

Museumsvegen 9, 3891, Høydalsmo

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About

To experience the rich cultural heritage and traditions of West Telemark, the museum in Eidsborg is an excellent place to start.

The museum consists of a collection of more than 30 buildings, an open air museum with Norway’s oldest pagan wooden building from 1167, the famous Eidsborg stave church dated back to the 13th century and a new, modern museum building with several exhibitions.

There are many blockhouse constructions among the buildings at the museum, a building technique still in use.

The museum is situated by Road 45, next to Eidsborg stave church in the beautiful and dramatic landscape of Tokke.

Exhibitions:
In the modern museum building, opened in 2012, there are magnificent exhibitions telling the history of the folk art and culture of Western Telemark.
There are collections of beautiful pieces of traditional art on display like rosepainting, woodwork, knives, silver and textiles. And exhibitions telling the cultural history of the area, from the ancient pagan gods to the modern technology of the hydropower station in Tokke.

There is also a special exhibition of the extraordinary history of the Eidsborg whetstones, which since the Viking age have been exported to European countries.

The West Telemark museum also wishes to convey modern art forms, and we like to offer temporary art exhibitions put on show in co-operation with other museums and creative artists.

Food:
Our café is open every day in high season. The café serves both traditional and international dishes, all made in our kitchen. 

Read more about the cafe here.

Walking:
There are several marked foot paths with West Telemark museum Eidsborg as starting point.

Read more about Walk Telemark here
 

Facilities

Activities

  • activities available
  • activities for children
  • activities included in admission price
  • concerts
  • culture path
  • exhibition
  • farm work
  • folk dancing
  • forest hiking
  • Guided tour
  • guiding
  • historical walk
  • nature trails
  • outdoor sportsground
  • sights worth seeing

Atmosphere

  • nice

Credit cards

  • Accept Card
  • Credit cards accepted
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Disabled persons

  • suitable for the disabled

Food and drinks

  • à la carte
  • cake
  • Christmas buffet
  • danish open sandwiches
  • dinner
  • local dishes
  • Local food producer
  • lunch
  • Norwegian cuisine
  • outside dining area
  • pizza
  • private catering
  • refreshments
  • special location
  • summer café
  • traditional food
  • vegetarian

General facilities

  • banqueting rooms
  • banqueting rooms
  • buffet
  • café
  • café/cafeteria
  • children's play area
  • cloakroom
  • conference facilities
  • conference facilities
  • course facilities
  • family friendly
  • food and beverage service
  • food/refreshments
  • free parking
  • free wifi
  • garden
  • guided tour of the establishment
  • menu
  • outdoor furniture
  • outdoor parking - free
  • parking for motor coaches
  • parking place
  • patio
  • playground
  • reception
  • Restaurant/Cafe
  • shop
  • shop
  • stage
  • suitable for baby carriages
  • suitable for children
  • tables / benches
  • toilet
  • toys
  • WIFI
  • wireless Internet

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • arts and crafts
  • community centre
  • craft
  • exhibition
  • exhibition programme
  • geology
  • guided tour during opening hours
  • museum
  • museum shop
  • open-air museum
  • textile art
  • theme exhibitions
  • traditional crafts
  • wood carving

Nature and terrain

  • geological finds
  • hiking area

Other services

  • artists' Books
  • arts and crafts
  • handicrafts
  • handicrafts
  • jewellery
  • souvenirs
  • toys

Types of church

  • stave church

Types of events

  • Exhibitions
  • guided tour
  • History
  • Viking events

TripAdvisor

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults (from 16 years)£9.60 per person
Children 6-15 years£4.80 per person
Family ticket£24.00 per day
Family ticket Familieårskort. Gjeld inngang på alle våre anlegg inkl. kana£56.00 per year
Groups min. 10 pers. Omvisargebyr kr. 500,-£8.00 per person
Per person Årskort. Gjeld inngang på alle våre anlegg og 50% på arr.£32.00 per year
Senior/Student£8.00 per person

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: 35069090

Opening Times

Summer season (1 May 2022 - 15 Sept 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Open Family Park (15 June 2022 - 15 Aug 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Guided Stave Church tours at set hours (15 June 2022 - 15 Aug 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00
13:00
15:00

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