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Arts & Museums
Rygnestadtunet is a beautiful farmyard museum opened in 1940. The farm replicates the same look as it appeared in 1919. The farmyard was restored and now has attractions like farmhouse, storehouse, stables, sheephouse, blacksmith workshop. The museum is opened by prior appointment for school and guided tours.
Founded and established on June 20, 1988 this museum is one of a kind in the world. Made to preserve and display the works of the Norsk Hydro along with the industrial society this museum is located in the first heavy water production hydrogen plant. The site has also been nominated to be a world heritage site Visit their website for various other details.
The Henrik Ibsen Museum is a reflection of the playwright and dramatist Henrik Ibsen's life and lifestyle. Known for his poetry and as a theater director, the father of contemporary drama is paid tribute to at this destination. Now serving as a museum, the historic home is a site full of collections by the veteran. The interiors of the home brings about a modern feel. There are multi-media exhibitions also staged here which interactively depicts the life of this playwright. Now owned by the Telemark Museum, it constituted the home of the theater master for 8 long years. For more details, do call ahead.
The Brekkeparken is a great site that offers moments of respite to the many visitors that pay a visit to it. Blessed with a large landscaped park, famous museums like the Telemark museum along with various other attractions like restaurants and a bookstore, it undoubtedly draws plenty of tourists each year. Offering visitors the best of both worlds from a sneak into the local history to typical farm-styled buildings, the site is quite vibrant and entertaining. Certainly, Brekkeparken is one such destination that can be admired and explored effortlessly. Exhibits can be viewed by appointment throughout the year. Call ahead for more details.
Norwegian Mining Museum, Konsberg is responsible for the preservation of the flourishing history of Konsberg Silver Mines between the expansive period of 1623 to 1958. The time taken by the underground train to transport you to the mine is approximately 25 minutes, after which the temperature noticeably drops. You can either take a look at the mining collections preserved over 330 years, or participate in a treasure hunt or even witness a demonstration of the first 'Fahrkunst' lift. The Norwegian Mining Museum also arranges for various programs specifically for pupils and students providing an all-round academic view of the Silver Mine.