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Brekkeparken in Skien

Type:Museum

Øvregt 41, 3715, Skien

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About

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. 27,000 tulips will blossom every summer. 

Old farm buildings
14 farm buildings have been moved to this park and complete this open air museum. Brekkeparken and the romantic garden, which blooms throughout the season, offer you experiences and recreation. The extensive park has surrounded Southern Brekke mansion since 1820.

Søndre Brekke 
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.

Have a nice meal – on Skien’s ”roof” – overviewing the Telemark canal
The museum café and restaurant, Brekkeparken kafe, has a magnificent view from Skien’s “roof.” You can see the centre of the town and the two waterways that made Skien a city. The museum restaurant was built in 1928 in the national romantic style. 

Gift shop. 

Opening hours:
1 May - 31 August, 11am-5pm.

 

Facilities

General facilities

  • café
  • outdoor parking - free
  • parking for motor coaches
  • playground
  • stage

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • exhibition
  • museum shop

Types of events

  • Christmas
  • Exhibitions
  • For children
  • History
  • Market
  • One-day events

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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
  • Siv Cath B
    Skien, Norway
    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

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Contact

Tel: +47 35 54 45 00

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