Fyresdal Village Museum

Fyresdal village museum is situated in Øyskogen (the island forest), which is an attractive park area in the centre of Fyresdal with many large protected pine trees, and a birch grove. In this area there are also a number of burial mounds which date back to heathen times and this site is estimated to be the richest in all of Telemark. Specific info boards in the park offer more information on these burial mounds.

The museum has buildings and artifacts dating from the middle ages and aims to bring to life the colourful history of Fyresdal in a dynamic and relevant way. The old buildings are open every day except Sundays and between 1.00 and 2.00pm there are staff available for guiding etc. Otherwise guiding can be organized from the tourist information office or West Telemark Museum.

In the summer season the old bakery is open every Saturday and in Øyskogen there are treasure hunts for children. The Fyresdal village museum was established in 1909, celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2009 and as such is one of Norway’s oldest village museums...

Folkestadbyen - The people`s town
In the second half of the 1800’s Fyresdal grew into a town: ‘Folkestadbyen’. Øystad is an original cluster of buildings from this period. It is here that you will find the tourist information centre in Fyresdal.
Another feature of the museum is the town’s original local bakery, renovated and restored to tip top condition 1920’s style.
Take an electronic roundtrip of the Fyresdal village museum
Using the map you can click in to each individual building - this will give you information on the various houses and their histories.

Western Telemark in pictures and on film
See what Western Telemark looks like from a helicopter, or take a virtual trip along the Telemark Canal with the canal boat MS Henrik Ibsen.

The whetstone quarry
Would you like to see the whetstone quarry or learn more about the history of the whetstone? In the summer the tourist trail is open with information boards and rest areas.

The movie about Sondre Norheim
In the movie “Frikaren på ski” you can see how Sondre revolutionized skiing and gave rise to modern ski sport. Words like Slalom, Telemark-landing and Telemark-turn have their origins in Morgedal and Telemark. The new skis you buy today are still built on Sondre`s principles.

See Tveitenstoga on the move
What is 10 m long, weighs 90 tonnes and is out on a sleigh ride? NRK has made a report on the moving of ‘Tveitenstoga’ to Vest-Telemark Museum, Eidsborg
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