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Austad Farm is one of many sights in Drammen. The impressive empire building was erected by Peder von Cappelen in 1803 - 1813. The garden room has a unusual wallpaper with landscape scenes.


Several celebrated names were born in Drammen: Authors, painters, musicians singers, actors and interpreters of other forms of culture.

A lot of their works are on view, and first class art can be enjoyed at Drammen Art Society, Drammen Museum or one of the manor houses. Looking for paintings, you will find more than 500 works showing 200 years of development in Norwegian painting.


The collection at Gulskogen Farm home of the artist Peder Nicolai Arbo (1831 - 1892). He is above all noted for Åsgardsreien, a dramatic motif based on a Norwegian folk legend. The Art Society shows, among many other items, Norway´s largest selection of the eminent portraits painted by Drammen artist Hans Heyerdahl (1857 - 1913).