Norsk industriarbeidermuseum

Foto: M. Vangen, NIA
Tinfosområdet. Foto: Bjørn Owe Holmberg
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Telemark Gallery

The rich artistic and cultural heritage of Telemark has a national value. The Telemark Gallery shows changing exhibitions with current contemporary art and historical exhibitions with art from the Norwegian Golden Age. In a beautiful industrial hall from the last century you can experience inspiring art exhibitions, enjoy a pleasant visit to a café and an extensive museum shop.

In the building you will also find the World Heritage Center, Notodden department.

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The museum’s main focus is on Telemark’s role in art history, the Norwegian golden age in the 19th century, and on the transition from peasant society to modern Norway in the early 20th century. The Telemark Gallery facilitates the production of new contemporary art based on the museum’s collections and thematic areas of responsibility. We seek to reconcile international relevance with our regional art history.

The art collection contains images from the emergence of power development and industry in Telemark, and provides an important and historically relevant cross-section of Norwegian socially engaged art. The collection also contains modern visual art with connections to industry and innovation, such as Mathias Faldbakken and Per Berntsen. A large part of the collection is a gift given by the Terje Bergstad Foundation.

A number of lectures and concerts are arranged in the Telemark Gallery. Telemarksgalleriet also has an active friends association that arranges lectures and other events in connection with the current exhibitions in Telemarksgalleriet.

We're currently closed.

01.09. – 14.06.

Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 16:00
Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 17:00.
Closed Monday.

15.06. – 31.08.
Monday – Friday 12:00 – 16:00
Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 17:00

Closed in Christmas Holiday from December 24th 2021 until January 2nd 2022. 

Closed: Christmas Eve, First Christmas Day, Second Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, January 1, May 1, May 17 and Kr. Ascension Day.

Opening hours during holidays are announced.

Adult NOK 100
Senior/Honnør NOK 80
Student NOK 80
Friends association NOK 60

Youth (10-18) NOK 30
Children (under 10) Free

The ticket price includes admission to the Telemark Gallery and the World Heritage Center. At times, the exhibition hall is closed for changing exhibitions, with a discounted entrance to the World Heritage Center.


Tickets are available here.



Guided tour 650, – + ticket (discount for groups over 15 people).

Get in touch by appointment.

Telemark Gallery
O.H. Holtasgate 27
3678 Notodden

Telephone / Reception: +47 35 01 00 80
E-mail: telemarksgalleriet@nia.no

The Telemark Gallery’s friends today have over 300 members. The Friends’ Association’s goal is to support the Telemark Gallery by, among other things, arranging lectures in connection with current exhibitions. As a member, you enter the Telemark Gallery at a reduced price, and have free admission and coffee every Wednesday.


See the friends’ association’s own website for information about membership and the upcoming event topic..

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Practical information


We have a large, free parking.
Charging point for electric car on site.


The museums are well organized. An elevator is installed in
the gallery for easy access to Lysbuen Industrimuseum on the 2nd floor.

We are constantly working to adapt to all user groups,
big and small. So if you are thinking of improvements
we are happy to accept them.

The visually impaired can benefit from a companion.

The texts in the exhibitions are written in Norwegian and English.

Food and drinks

On the 1st floor there is a café with simple serving such as waffles, coffee drinks, tea and mineral water.
For lunch reservations for groups, contact tel. 35 01 00 80.

In the cafe we ​​arrange small cultural evenings and other events.
Stay tuned to our website to see the next cultural offer!

In the center of Notodden you will also find various offers.
Here is a link to some of them.

Enjoy yourself. You’re welcome.


In the gallery shop, we carry visual arts and crafts in all price ranges.

Here are many suggestions for the very special gift. Glass, ceramics, art books, jewelry, graphics, clothing and much more. We also offer special agreements for companies that want gifts for customers and partners.

Accommodation at Notodden

We at NIA want you to stay a few days to experience what Telemark has to offer. We therefore add a link to some of the area’s accommodation options. Here you can choose as needed.

Have a nice stay!

Åpning av "Det ligger i vår natur". Foto: Susanne G. Lange, NIA

Permanent Dissmination Offers


Become a member of Telemarksgalleriet’s Friends!

One year membership costs:
200, – for individual member
300, – for couples

Wisit Friends of the association website.

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