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Brekke Museum

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Øvregt 41
3715 Skien



Tel: 35 54 45 00


Brekke Museum



The manor house at Søndre Brekke is truly magnificent. The building has been restored to the Empire style, to resemble how it must have looked when Niels Aall and his family lived at Brekke in the early 19th century. Aall was the minister of trade, and an exhibition describes the role he played in the negotiations to draw up the Norwegian constitution at Eidsvoll in 1814.

Opening hours 2014: 18 May–31 August, 11 am–5 pm

The Grey Lady
The manor house is said to be home to the legendary “Grey Lady”, a ghost that many people claim to have seen over the years, and a constant source of fascination to visitors.

There are conflicting accounts as to the identity of this lady who still wanders the corridors at Brekke, but all versions of the story are connected to Prince Christian Frederik of Denmark and Norway, who visited the estate as Governor General of Norway in 1813.

The Tulip Park
The fine park surrounding the manor house is inspired by the English landscaping style. Since the museum’s opening in 1909, Brekkeparken has been a park for all the citizens of Skien, open to the public throughout the summer months. Brekkeparken is renowned for its magnificent floral displays. In 2014, 30,000 tulips will create a sea of red, white and blue, commemorating the bicentenary of the Norwegian constitution.



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  • Jeanette H
    Skien, Norway
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Relaxing, nice view
    4 of 5 stars
    This is a park located near the city centre in Skien. It is on the top of a hill, so you get beautiful view overlooking Skien. In the summer, there are some ducks in a pound (do not feed them... Read full review
  • whynoslo
    Trip Type:
    Nice well kept park with occational jazz concerts
    4 of 5 stars
    It was a nice park connected to a museum with some exhibits outside. The cafe had a nice view and good looking cakes. They have jazz concerts during the summer. Read full review
  • Kent S
    Peyia, Cyprus
    Trip Type:
    This park is just beautiful
    4 of 5 stars
    This park, where you can also find Telemark Museum, is really beautiful, and you are walking among old architecture hundreds of years old which is a part of Telemark Museum. The park is used all the... Read full review

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adults VoksenNOK 70.- admission
Children Barn fylte 5 år til 15. 0 - 3 år gratisNOK 30.- admission
Family ticket 2 Voksne + 3 BarnNOK 150.- admission


General facilities

  • built - 0
  • playground
  • restaurant

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • guided tour by appointment
  • guided tour during opening hours

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Brekke Museum (1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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