Consul Anders Sveaas and factory manager Wilhelm Rydgren in front of Nybruket in 1896. Photo: Kistefos' photo collection.
A/S Kistefos Træsliperi was established by consul Anders Sveaas in 1889. The wood pulp mill produced wood pulp used in the European paper industry.
Detail from the Wood Pulp Mill. Photo: Knut Arne Breibrenna.
The Industrial Museum at Kistefos is a collective term for the industrial historical collection at Kistefos.
From the installation Movimenti della Memoria by Fabrizio Plessi. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.
From the installation Movimenti della memoria by Fabrizio Plessi. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.
The production at Kistefos stopped in 1955, but the buildings and machines have been preserved. Several of the machines have been set in motion once again, creating a "living factory" for Kistefos' visitors.