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Søndre Brekke Estate, Telemark Museum

Type:Museum

Øvregt 41, 3715, Skien

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About

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.

Tickets
Entrance to the museum / guiding
Adults: 80,-
Children (aged 5-15 years): 40,-
Season ticket to all Telemark museums: 100,- / 150,-

Entrance to Brekkeparken is free.

Facilities

General facilities

  • built - 0
  • playground
  • restaurant

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • guided tour by appointment
  • guided tour during opening hours

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    • Very Good
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    • Average
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Folkvard B
      Hyeres, France
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Skien's best parc
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 7th June 2019
      Beautiful flowers all over the parc.Lot of old buildings . Restaurant and coffee Shop is worth a visit. Very nice view over the town. Read full review
    • margrethehegg
      Skien, Norway
      Worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th June 2019
      Awesome decorated with a lot of flower. Nice and friendly staff. Very relaxing being here. Would recommend to anyone. Great place to visit is spring and summer. Playground open for kids Read full review
    • thekruns
      Sandefjord, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Open in winter
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th January 2021
      Brekkeparken is a beautiful open-air museum and a park at the same time. The exhibit features original well-preserved heritage homes that have been moved to Brekkeparken. It is best visited in summer... Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    AdultsNOK100.00 admission
    Children from 5 år til 15. 0 - 3 år gratisNOK40.00 admission
    Season ticket adultNOK250.00 seasoncard
    Season ticket childrenNOK120.00 seasoncard

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

    Map & Directions

    Contact

    Tel: + 47 35 54 45 00

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Sept 2021 - 19 Dec 2021)
    DayTimes
    Monday - WednesdayClosed
    Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
    Brekke Museum (1 May 2022 - 31 Aug 2022)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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