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Brevik Town Museum


Kirkevegen 4, Brevik Gamle Rådhus, 3950, Brevik

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Brevik City Museum is located in the old town hall on Øya or Sylterøya, with the facade facing a sound and the town's warm and spacious harbor.

About the museum
The building is originally a merchant's farm built by Jørgen Chrystie in 1761. Three rooms in the stately farm have been restored to their original style, with contemporary interiors.

The museums main exhibition portrays the life of sea hero Cort Adeler. You can also learn about the occupation history that tells about how World War II started and developed, about acts of war, resistance work and everyday life. Including many concrete events that took place in Grenland. The exhibition is rich in pictures and authentic objects. The city museum also includes an old post office, shop and pharmacy.

The museum shop offers a selection of local historical literature, postcards from old Brevik and handicraft products. A visit to the museum can be combined with a city walk in idyllic old Brevik, one of Norway's best-preserved wooden house town from the golden Age of Sail.

The museum is closed
The museum is closed, but the Brevik Historical Society offers guided tours on request. Contact Svein Busk tel. + 47 915 66 465 or Turid Berg tel. + 47 478 47 526.


General facilities

  • built - 1761

Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • guided tour by appointment
  • museum shop
  • theme exhibitions



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    Recent Reviews:

    • 702oveh
      Porsgrunn, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Et historisk dypdykk!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 2nd December 2014
      Et givende besøk der målet var å finne spor av slekta fra Brevik:-) Blant de mange historiebøkene fant jeg bilde av oldemor i den første boken jeg kikket i. Det ble ett par timer der jeg drømte meg... Read full review
    • 702oveh
      Porsgrunn, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Spennende og lærerikt museumsbesøk
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 5th June 2016
      Gikk inn på museet i Brevik og sa til meg selv at jeg ikke skulle gå derfra før jeg fant spor av min familie på morsiden, som har bodd i Brevik i mange generasjoner..Det lykkes jeg med. Mye... Read full review
    • arntolavs
      Sigdal Municipality, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 30th July 2017
      Siste lørdag i juli har det blitt tradisjon med en thailandsk markering med mat og opptog til ære for den thailandske kongen som var på besøk i Brevik i 1907. Her får du muligheten til å smake på... Read full review

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    Tel: 478 47 526

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