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Nice museum with activities for both kids and grown-ups

Spent a day here after recommendations. Museum is located in beautiful surroundings near Dalen in... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Bergen, Norway
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Many interesting aspects of the culture in West Telemark

The Museum itself has various aspects of the old culture all the way back in time, in addition to... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Bjørn S
Western Norway, Norway
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The old Vindlaus farm has been turned into a fascinating and diverse open-air museum. The museum is located in the midst of a lush and powerful cultural landscape, and shows you centuries long traditions in folk arts and crafts, with richly...more
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Spent a day here after recommendations. Museum is located in beautiful surroundings near Dalen in Telemark. They have built a mini version of the Telemarks canal which is around 100 meters long complete with canal locks where you can rent a small boat and guide...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I was told that the museum was awarded as one of the best Norwegian museums a few years ago. In my opinion, it is not the best museum ever visited, but it is quite nice. Gives you an insight into history and culture of West-Telemark...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Marita B
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Museum itself has various aspects of the old culture all the way back in time, in addition to the recent centuries. Of special importance is the history of the mining and production of the Eidsborg whetstones that was exported to the continent. More so...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Bjørn S
Reviewed 24 July 2016

As part of a visit to the Dalen Hotel, my wife and I visited the West Telemark Museum Eidsborg, which has a considerable collection of local artifacts and a small but very old stavkirke (oldest part is from the 1200's). The museum building is about...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank dhITH109
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The drive up the mountain to the museum is very steep but you get some fantastic views of Dalen. There is a main building that has exhibitions on history of Norway, folk, hydro power, wildlife photography, and a moose and elk exhibition. Outside there are...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank nina a
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We stopped here in April 2015 while driving around Norway in an RV. The staff were super kind and helped us figure out some route information and checked to make sure Pulpit Rock was open for us. We stopped into the museum, but didn't pay...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank RachelC104
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Our guide was very informative, giving formal information, as well as little bits of social history and tales. The museum was a folk museum, showing local history, costume, weapons, and tools, along with an exhibition on Hydro Power. Cafe served good food at reasonable price...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank edliee
Reviewed 12 November 2012

This museum combines the modern with the old. A new section was opened in the summer 2012. The museum contains displays of traditional handicraft and national costumes, hand-made silver brooches and other n. costume-silver, and knives for the men's n. costumes.Also, there is a display...More

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Normallyhappy2010
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