The 10 Best Things to Do in Porsgrunn, Eastern Norway

 Porsgrunn (help·info) is a city and municipality in Telemark county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Grenland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Porsgrunn.

1. DuVerden Maritime Museum + Science Centre

Tollbugata 23, Porsgrunn 3933, Norway Museums, Specialty Museums, Children's Museums, Science Museums, History Museums More
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DuVerden Maritime Museum + Science Centre

The childrens favorite place to visit, lots of activities. DuVerden Maritime Museum + Science Centre is a vibrant venue with activities for young and old. The centre has created a link between the area's rich maritime history and future-oriented education as well as industrial development. The spectacular building houses exhibitions and installations. The objective is to stimulate interest in maritime history, science and technology through interactive communication methods - especially for children and young people. Consequently, learning through playing and experimenting is essential when visiting DuVerden. The centre has its own amphitheatre, which seats fifty people, and is used for 3D films. The weather turntable illustrates weather in a new way. Spin it as hard as you can, and a fan will produce a storm strength wind. We also have a big toy for the big boys: Our ship bridge simulator lets you control a ship and you can navigate up the river to Skien or out on to the fiord. Welcome to a great experience!

Reviewed By Geiraa69 - Porsgrunn Municipality, NorwayPorsgrunn Municipality, Norway

Fantastic place located on the river bank in Porsgrunn.

A very nice place to spend the day with your family. A lot of activities both for kids and adults like shows, workshops, 3D movies etc. Also a small cafe to enjoy a coffee with a nice view of the river.How lovely to hear that you had a nice time visiting

2. Porselensmuseet i Porsgrund

Porselensvegen 6, Porsgrunn 3920, Norway Museums, History Museums, Art Museums, Specialty Museums More
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Porselensmuseet i Porsgrund

As a visitor at the Porcelain Museum (Porselensmuseet) you are invited into a historical understanding of the craft of porcelain. The production facility at Porsgrund Porselænsfabrik and their factory outlet is in the same building as the Porcelain Museum. So too is the Auction Hall, where you might just find the old porcelain you have searced for.

Reviewed By TravellerMan72 - Oslo, NorwayOslo, Norway

More than just a Porcelain museum

We have dropped by to visit the museum/shop and ask for more details of one old piece of porcelain we have. Some of the porcelain are really nice and cool especially the coffee/tea cups and pots.The prices are extremely high especially the coffee cups. I

3. Brevik Town Museum

Kirkevegen 4, Porsgrunn 3950, Norway Museums, Specialty Museums
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Brevik Town Museum

Brevik municipal museum The little town of Brevik has one of Norways best preserved wooden architecture from the 17. century and is a most romantic place to visit. The municipal museum in situated in the Town Hall from anno 1760. It includes a vey well stocked grocery store, an old post office, chemist's shop, photostudy and a collection of artifacts from the II world war. Guided foot tours through the town and to nearby isles by boat can be arranged.

Reviewed By arntolavs - Sigdal Municipality, NorwaySigdal Municipality, Norway

Thaifestival

Siste lørdag i juli har det blitt tradisjon med en thailandsk markering med mat og opptog til ære for den thailandske kongen som var på besøk i Brevik i 1907. Her får du muligheten til å smake på thailandsk mat, se forskjellige thailandske drakter og høre

4. Brevik Church

Kirkevn. 20, Porsgrunn 3950, Norway Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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Brevik Church was built in 1963. It is a work church with congreation rooms. The altarpiece was painted by Terje Grostad. The church also has golden leather chairs made by former vicar Alf Kapstad.

Reviewed By Eileen R - Hastings, MinnesotaHastings, Minnesota

This is referred to as the new church

The church and the church yard are very interesting. Did you know that there is a separate section for people who were cremated? My great grandparents were buried there as were my great aunts and uncles. It is fun to look at the names of people I have hea

Storgata 174, Porsgrunn 3915, Norway Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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Gallery Osebro is a private gallery in Porsgrunn. They change exhibitions once a month. Separate- and collective exhibitions med living norwegian artists. Selling goods on consignment with more tan 150 artists are represented within paitings, glass, ceramics, jewels and textil.

Reviewed By Ove H - Porsgrunn, NorwayPorsgrunn, Norway

Kunst for en hver smak

I tillegg til super hyggelig betjening så er det kunst for en hver smak, og er et sted jeg personlig blir glad av bare å gå å kikke på utvalget:-)

6. Rora Badeplass

Bergsbygdavegen, Porsgrunn, Norway Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Beaches
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Reviewed By Ove H - Porsgrunn, NorwayPorsgrunn, Norway

Disse må oppleves

På Røra kafe er det alltid go'stemning og full fart, med Hanne i spissen. Det lages både gatekjøkkenmat og mer avanserte middager. Fiskemiddagene er populære. Man kan også leie kafeen med mat inkl. Spør du Hanne om å ta frem gitaren og ta en trall, så sti

7. Porsgrunn Bymuseum

Storgt. 59, Porsgrunn 3921, Norway Museums, Specialty Museums
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Porsgrunn Museum The Parsonage, built 1784, is the best-preserved parsonage in Telemark, and other 18th century houses typical for this region surround it. The beautiful garden from the last part of the 18th century is reconstructed with historic documented plants.

Reviewed By Sij0j0 - Porsgrunn Municipality, NorwayPorsgrunn Municipality, Norway

Museumsfestival 2015

I wisited the museumsfestival 27th of june. Wery nice with something booth for the children and their parents and grandparents. For me the ophera were the most perfect. The atmosphere at the museum is something everyone should experience.

8. Down Town Bowling

Kulltangvegen 70 | Down Town Senter, Porsgrunn 3921, Norway Fun & Games, Bowling Alleys
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Down Town Bowling

Down Town Bowling is situated at the 2. Nd floor in the Down Town Center by the river in Porsgrunn.We have 12 bowlinglanes with accu-score, and automatic bumpers for the children on all lanes. Next to that, we have 4 snooker-tables and 4 pool-tables, and air-hockeys and some more arcade-games.We serve hotdogs, toasts , Mineralwater, coffee. Drop in, or call for reservation.

Reviewed By Lee A

Kids bowling birthday fun

Bowling is always fun and kids or groups of youngsters will have a lot of fun. Not a fancy type styple of bowling place, however if the family is going out for a night of afternoon of bowling then thats what you will do. Great for birthday parties too!

9. Bratsbergbanen

Jernbanegata 16, 3914 Porsgrunn | Starting Point Of Bratsbergbanen, Porsgrunn, Norway Transportation, Railways
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Bratsbergbanen

The Bratsberg Railway runs between Porsgrunn and Notodden in Telemark. The train corresponds with the Sørland Railway and the Vestfold Railway, and has frequent departures all day.

Reviewed By WolfRavn - Porsgrunn, NorwayPorsgrunn, Norway

Quick trip with nice views on a train line with history

The Bratsberg line was established early 19th century to deliver goods from the Norsk Hydro factories to the sea side harbor. Today it’s a bit shortened compared to those times. The trip gives you magnificent views! Amazing scenery around once leaving Ski

10. Aelvespeilet Culture House

Storgata 164, Porsgrunn 3915, Norway Fun & Games, Nightlife, Concerts & Shows, Comedy Clubs, Theaters More
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Aelvespeilet Culture House

Reviewed By kirstenbonnenr - Kristiansand, NorwayKristiansand, Norway

God ramme for arrangement

Fint sted for arrangement med filmvisning og servering. Caféen leverede rigeligt med mad. En god oksegryde med ris. Vi havde en egen afdeling i bygningen, hvilket var ideelt.

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