Brede Works – the factory in the countryside

The museum of Brede Works is located in Denmark’s largest protected industrial complex. Sound, light, film, and a multitude of other things, give you an insight into the story of the lives of ordinary people in the transition to modern society, as well as into the significance of industrialisation to daily life.

Industrialization and everyday life
Who today can imagine life without electric light, telephones or television? At Brede Works, you can see how industrialization took over in Denmark from the 1800s. Experience the beginnings of the Danish welfare state, its development and effects upon everyday life. The exhibitions are housed in the old buildings, which include workers’ dwellings, the school, nursery and the factory owner's luxurious country house, Brede Manor.

Cradle of industry
The imposing buildings, factories with high ceilings and the noise from the flowing water challenge and inspire the senses in the newly-renovated Brede Works. The museum is located in the river valley known as Mølleådalen, where over the years everything from grain and copper to paper and cloth have been processed and produced. Water power was the main source of energy and Mølleådalen developed into one of the most important industrial areas in Denmark.

Excitement for a whole day - for the eye and the palate
Brede Works provides enough experiences and activities for a whole day’s visit for both adults and children. You can also pack a picnic basket, take a trip in the countryside and relax. If you feel more like a culinary experience in a historical and romantic setting, let Brede Spisehus tempt you with its Danish-French delicacies.

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Brede Works
I. C. Modewegs Vej
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Telephone: +45 33 47 38 00 (summer) / +45 33 13 44 11 (winter)

Opening hours
May 1- October 1
Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM
Monday closed

Adult 50 DKK
Family discount 40 DKK