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7 Museums to explore in Vestfold og Telemark

Vestfold og Telemark

Vestfold of Telemark is a southernmost county in Eastern Norway, known for its vast forests, valleys, skiing, and rural churches.

GrimdalstunetBorsævegen 395B, 3880 Dalen, Norway

Grimdalstunet is an old farmyard, now a museum, in the hamlet Skafså in Tokke municipality, Telemark. It is known as an artist's home as the sculptor Anne Grimdalen was born and raised here.

Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum
Haugar Vestfold KunstmuseumGraabrødregaten 17, 3110 Tønsberg, Norway

In Haugar Art Museum, right in the heart of Tønsberg, you can experience great art in the permanent and current exhibitions. However, the museums also have different exhibitions throughout the year, which means its worth visiting more than ones.

Heddal Bygdetun
Heddal BygdetunHeddalsvegen 385, 3676 Notodden, Norway

Heddal Open Air Museum is located near the historic Heddal Stave Church. Heddal Museum has various buildings representative of the history of local farming dating from the Middle Ages and up to the 1930s. Fyrileivstugu, a living room interior dating from 1932, was transferred to Heddal Museum in 1990. It was the work of noted woodcarver and rosemaling artist, Olav Fyrileiv who was a Telemark native.

Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum
Norwegian Industrial Workers MuseumVemork, 3660 Rjukan, Norway

At the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum, you will get a close encounter with Norwegian industrial - and war history. It is perhaps best known for its presentation of Rjukan's war history. Vemork was the location of one of the most important acts of sabotage during the Second World War when Norwegian saboteurs prevented the Germans from developing nuclear weapons using the heavy water produced here.

Royal Norwegian Navy Museum
Royal Norwegian Navy MuseumKommandørkaptein Klincks vei 9, 3183 Horten, Norway

The navy museum was founded in 1853 and has been in the old magazine on Karljohansvern since 1864. The "old department" is somewhat retained, but the museum has later grown to more than 2000 sqm, rich in information and close proximity to the many models and objects. Outside the museum, you can enter a submarine on land or an MTB on the sea.

Sandefjord Museum
Sandefjord MuseumMuseumsgata 39, 3210 Sandefjord, Norway

A beautiful museum which was located in the Vestfold og telemark. This exhibition focuses on themes such as Norwegian discoveries and presence in the Antarctic, cultural meetings in the context of the whaling industry, family life and gender roles. The exhibition is largely based on the museum’s collections, as well as material on loan.

Telemark Museum
Telemark MuseumØvregate 41, 3715 Skien, Norway

Telemark Museum is a consolidated museum that included a number of museums within the Telemark area. It was founded in 1909 from a base at the Søndre Brekke farm. The farm is surrounded by Brekkeparken, a 36-acre park. The main attraction, aside from seasonal exhibits in the main halls of the farmhouse, is the outdoor museum. Several older houses and farms from the former county of Telemark have been moved from their original location and rebuilt on-site in the park.

Map of Museums to explore in Vestfold og Telemark