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The Illstorp Breaking House

Not far from Andrarum, you will find the small village of Illstorp, which has a very beautiful and interesting breaking house.

In 1915, business at Illstorps Brydestuga closed down. Föreningen Albo Härads Hembygdsförening – Albo Härad Local Heritage Association is currently inquiring whether there is any interest in preserving the building due to its poor condition.

The flax kiln is where the flax was once prepared. It is easy to forget that the flax has such pretty blue flowers before it is harvested. Once it has been harvested, it is gathered in small sheafs that are then left to dry. The next step is retting the flax by leaving it out in the rain for 3-4 weeks. Then it was brought to the breaking house where the “breaking” took place. This means that the flax stalks were crushed. The preparation process did not end there, and the flax had to be scutched, heckled and carded as well.

We very much recommend a visit to the breaking house. The surrounding nature here in Österlen is also very beautiful.

Visiting Information

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Illstorp 1
277 57 Brösarp

Tel: 0417-261 46

E-mail: Missing

Toilets: No
Disabled toilets: No
Disabled access: No
Elevators: No, only one floor
Parking: Limited parking opportunities along the nearby road.

Opening hours:

By arrangement via telephone. Outside always accessible|

Admission: Depends on group size. Free admission to the outside.
Food & Drink: No
Website: “(_)Illstorps Brydestuga”:
Distance to public transportation: No nearby bus stops