Norsk industriarbeidermuseum

"Alt kjøtt er som gress"
"Det eksperimentelle selvet"
Trond Asland med gruppe i kunstmuseet. Foto: Helge Anderson/ NIA
Aulie og Bergestad.
Foto: Susanne Grina Lange/NIA
Formidling til barn i Telemarksgalleriet, «Munch i koffert». Foto: NIA

Welcome to the Telemark Gallery

The Telemark Gallery (Telemarksgalleriet) stages exhibitions of national and international works of art. The art museum’s permanent exhibitions provide an arena for works of art from the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum’s art collection. The Telemark Gallery’s exhibition hall is a monumental industrial space dating back to the early 1900s. The space is used to exhibit the work of guest artists and an contextualise the museum’s own collection.

Read more

The art collection contains pictures from Telemark’s golden era of hydropower development and industrialisation, and offers an important and historically relevant cross-section of Norwegian socially engaged art. The collection also contains modern pictorial artwork with links to industry and innovation, such as works by Mathias Faldbakken and Per Berntsen. A large part of the collection was donated by the Terje Bergstad Foundation.

This year’s exhibition will present key works by artists such as Christian Skredsvig, Henrik Sørensen, Reidar Aulie and Theodor Kittelsen.

We're currently closed.

01.09. – 14.06.
Tuesday – Friday 12.00–16.00
Saturday – Sunday 12.00–17.00
Monday closed

15.06. – 31.08.
Monday – Friday 12.00–16.00
Saturday – Sunday 12.00–17.00


Closed: 24, 25, 26 and 31 December, 1 January, May 1, May 17, and Ascension Day.

Changes in opening hours during holiday periods will be announced.

Adult NOK 100,-
Senior citizens NOK 80,-
Student NOK 80,-
Members NOK 60,-
Youth (aged 10–18) NOK 30,-
Children (under 10) Free

Tickets include admission to the art museum and Lysbuen Industrial Museum. The exhibition hall may be closed to prepare for a new exhibition. In such cases, visitors will be offered discount on admission to the Lysbuen Industrial Museum.


Guided tour NOK 650,- + tickets (discounts available for groups over 15 persons)

O.H. Holtasgate 27
3678 Notodden

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

What’s on

Practical information

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

The museum and its exhibitions are wheel chair accessible.

The museums have a cozy café on the ground floor that serve freshly baked goods, coffee and cold beverages.

Please contact us for group reservations. phone: +47 35 01 00 80.

In the museum shop, we carry souvenirs and visual arts and crafts in all price ranges. Here are many suggestions for the very special gift: Glass, ceramics, art books, jewelry, fine art and prints, design and much more.

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