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Brekke Museum


Øvregt 41, 3715, Skien

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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.

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.



General facilities

  • built - 0
  • playground
  • restaurant

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • guided tour by appointment
  • guided tour during opening hours



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    Recent Reviews:

    • zimbob2014
      Skien, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Beautiful park with flowers and old buildings.
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 8th November 2017
      Went there to photograph flowers. Beautiful view of the town. Lots of ancient buildings from Telemark. Read full review
    • _bernardducros63
      Skien, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Very nice parc full of flowers and historical old wooden houses
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th June 2018
      the parc is very nice , lot of flowers since sr\pring to autunm - The little restaurant / coffee shop on top is worth a visit with a very nice overview over the city. In the parc are gathered several... Read full review
    • sivcathb
      Cape Neddick, Maine
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      A must see
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 15th January 2019
      This is definitely one if the biggest "must see's" when you visit Skien city. It's a nice walk from the city center, and you can end it with a visit to the park's cafe. Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Adults VoksenNOK70.00 admission
    Children Barn fylte 5 år til 15. 0 - 3 år gratisNOK30.00 admission
    Family ticket 2 Voksne + 3 BarnNOK150.00 admission

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Map & Directions


    Tel: + 47 35 54 45 00

    Opening Times

    Brekke Museum (1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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