Founded in 1961, this was the most important arena for silverwork and folk music in Setesdal for more than 40 years. The Bjørgum silver was said to be of the utmost quality, and an encounter with the owner of Sylvartun – the fiddler, silversmith and cultural ambassador Torleiv H. Bjørgum – made a lasting impression on many visitors.

Having been closed since 2010, the former art and cultural centre has once more opened its doors. There is no longer a silversmith’s workshop on the premises, but the folk music is still alive. Sylvartun is run by the Setesdal Museum and is called a centre for intangible cultural heritage. Through exhibitions of traditional musical instruments, audio and video recordings, the guests are taken on a journey into the world of folk music.
Sylvartun is open daily from 11.00 to 17.00 in the summer season. There is no cafeteria, but this is a perfect spot for a picnic break.