Midt-Telemark Museum

Join Us on a Journey Back in Time

Midt-Telemark Museum is a collaborative entity formed by various cultural organizations in Midt-Telemark.

The museum aims to share knowledge about cultural heritage and traditions. It achieves this through agreements with its member organizations, which include Bø Museum, Bø Prestegaard, Evju Bygdetun, Hørte Dampfarveris Venner, and Sauherad Historielag.

Explore Rose Painting and Traditions at Evju Bygdetun

Evju Bygdetun is a haven of tranquility, warmth, and historic rural traditions. Within its walls, you can explore rose painting, a costume exhibition, a vast collection of stone knives, and various traditional crafts.

The laborers wear traditional clothes just as they did a hundred years ago. Enjoy a guided tour of the yard and old buildings, or relax outside and savor food in the historic surroundings.

If you're lucky, you might also be able to purchase freshly baked bread from the stone oven. Every Saturday in July, they offer a variety of traditional foods.

For more information, please contact Evju Bygdetun:

Address: Sætrevegen 44, 3810 Gvarv
Website: www.evjubygdetun.no
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +47 35 95 57 08 / +47 93 20 93 55


Discover Folk Music and Telemark Culture at Bø Museum

Bø Museum is located at Oterholt, about 2 km from Bø town centre. It is a hub for folk music and Telemark culture, where the harding fiddle is often played both indoors and outdoors. On the beautiful Kvennøya in the Bøelva river, you might experience a fairytale moment as you pass by.

A visit to Bø Museum offers both nature and cultural experiences. Oterholt was the first trading post and village centre in Bø, adding historical significance to your visit.

The museum hosts regular exhibitions, featuring harding fiddles, a fiddler's workshop, folk costumes, crafts, and more.

For more information, please contact Bø Musem:

Address: Oterholtvegen 148, 3802 Bø i Telemark
Website: www.bomuseum.no
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: + 47 476 18 312


Bø Prestegaard

For many centuries, Bø Prestegaard was the holmen vicarage in Bø. This period is now over. It can be seen as the capstone of a process that began around 1900, when the priest no longer ran the farm.

A few years later, the land and forest properties were sold off, and the farmhouse was demolished. All that remained was the old yard with the main building, storehouse and garden. But what would happen to the old vicarage buildings and yard when the priest moved out?

In addition to history, Bø Prestegaard has summer exhibitions.

For more information, please contact Bø Prestegaard:

Address: Prestevegen 4, 3802 Bø i Telemark
Website: www.boprestegard.no
E-mail: [email protected]


Explore the History of Hørte Dampfarveri

Hørte Dampfarveri, built in 1878 by Christen Andersson Hørte, is a unique historical site. The building showcases a construction technique typical for outbuildings of that era, with half-timbering filled with wooden logs laid in clay. A section of the wall in the north-west room has been opened to display the building's construction method.

Hørte Dampfarveri - Egil and Annie Reitan's Foundation

The foundation aims to "own and protect Hørte Dampfarveri by preserving the building and safeguarding the memories of the dyeing operation, as well as other historical memories of Hørte Dampfarveri, and to run a versatile cultural activity in the local community."

For more information, please contact Hørte Dampfarveri:

Address: Verksvegen 64, 3811 Bø i Telemark
Website: www.horte-dampfarveri.net

Hørte Dampfarveri