Kistefos Museum – Jevnaker, Norway - Atlas Obscura

Kistefos Museum

Jevnaker, Norway

The grounds and buildings of an old wood pulp mill have been transformed into an innovative art park and museum. 

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Located in Jevnaker, Kistefos is a museum and sculpture park with all sorts of bizarre and strange works of art. It is located next to the Randselva river, and to cross it you have to enter the Twist, a large gallery that serves as a bridge as well as a piece of sculptural architecture.

The art park had 25 sculptures on its grounds when it first opened in 1996. The museum spans 43 acres on the grounds of a wood pulp mill that was originally built in the late 19th century. Production at the mill ended in the 1950s, but the buildings remained. Today, the mill and other old factory buildings have been made part of the museum.

The Kistefos Museum has grown and changed over the decades that it has been open. The number of sculptures in the park has nearly doubled, and new structures have been built. The Twist, which opened to the public in 2019, spans the river and features views of some of the most beautiful parts of the park: the river, the forest, and old pulp mill that has been turned into one of the museum’s galleries.

Kistefos is fit for a day with the family, it has lots of interactive artworks and a playground. The park itself is beautiful and you can take a walk in Norwegian nature and enjoy modern design and art.

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Tickets are needed and can be purchased at the park or online.

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