The museum’s own art collection
One winter night in February 1943, a group of Norwegian special forces soldiers risked their lives in the heavy water cellar. Now the same area is open to you. Experience the place that changed the world.
The rich art and cultural heritage from Telemark has great national value, and together with contemporary art from several of the country’s most renowned artists, Telemark Art Museum offers wonderful and varied art experiences.Telemark Art Museum
NIA offers experiences for the whole family and a number of activities specially adapted for children and young people.
The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum (NIA) was founded in 1983. The goal is to manage and communicate the unique history of local hydropower, industry and society. Every year we welcome almost 100,000 guests to our seven visitor sites.
In addition to the visitor sites, NIA has significant activities related to the management of more than 110 cultural-historical buildings, 2 large vessels, several quays, a large art collection, archives, photographs and collections within our field.