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Heritage and attractions

Telemark Museum invites you to enjoy a wide range of top-class museum experiences this summer:
Welcome to Henrik Ibsen Museum, Kittelsenhuset, Brekkeparken, Ulefos Hovedgaard and the Porcelain Museum.
We offer guided tours, a great collection porcelain from Porsgrund Porselen, the birthplace of Henrik Ibsen and Theodor Kittelsen and two significant Empire-style buildings in Ulefoss and Skien.
Do you like riddles and mystery? Welcome to our Escape rooms in Skien!


Learn the fascinating history of PP, through the interactive exhibition that also includes about 1.000 objects. As a visitor you are invited to get a historical understanding of the craft of porcelain, but also to interact and have a close dialogue with other visitors.
In our giftstore you can buy design items such as porcelain, jewelry and textiles.  

In Skien, you can visit Henrik Ibsen’s childhood home at Venstøp farm, now the Henrik Ibsen Museum. Here you can hear stories from the early years of the world-famous playwright, see where the family entertained guests, and visit the most famous ‘dark loft’. See our exhibitions “The journey of Henrik Ibsen” and try the Escape Room “Ibsen Escape”.

If you’re visiting Skien, don’t miss Brekkeparken! This beautiful park sits at the top of Skien and is widely known for its stunning floral displays. You will also find 14 farmer’s cottages collected from all over Telemark, as well as the elegant residence of Niels Aall – minister of trade and one of the men involved in drafting Norway’s 1814 constitution – with its Empire interiors. Brekkeparken café enjoys a beautiful location, with views of the entire town and the Telemark Canal. We also recommend our Escape Room inside the museum.

Following the course of the canal will bring you to Ulefoss, where you can visit Ulefos Hovedgaard, Norway’s most important building in the Empire style. This impressive manor house dominates Ulefoss and the Telemark Canal, and remains the home of the Aall family to this day.

If you leave Skien heading in the opposite direction, you may find yourself in the beautiful coastal town of Kragerø, where you can visit the Kittelsen House, the childhood home of the famous fairy-tale illustrator Theodor Kittelsen.

For information and opening times

You can find contact information with the description of each museum.