Grönvallska Gården 2015
Grönvallska Gården 2015 | Photo: GuidebookSweden (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Grönvallska Gården

Heritage museum in Ängelholm

Grönvallska Gården is a residential building dating from early 19th century and is one of five local museums in Hembygdsparken Ängelholm, a large family park on the outskirts of the city center of Ängelholm.

The house in half-timbered style and walls with brickwork was built in 1817 on todays Storgatan in Ängelholm. 1865, Grönvallska Gården was purchased by tanner and company founder Ludvig Grönvall and was inhabited by him and his family. Under the leadership of the two sons Wilhelm and Johannes Grönvall the tannery developed under to one of the biggest leather producer in Sweden, known as the Wilhelm Grönvalls Läderfabrik AB.

The interior of the Grönvallska Gården shows a typical example of the living conditions of wealthy citizens around 1900. The entire interior with a tiled stove, furniture, carpets, wallpaper, curtains, the family portraits, pedigree and old pictures on the walls is so detailed that you get a feeling of a journey through time.

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History

The house was inhabited until 1917 by members of the Grönvall family. When they wanted to expand the leather factory in 1936, the old house was in the way. Instead to demolish it, the family gave the house to the new created park. The cost of dismantling, transporting and also the reconstruction were paid by the Grönvall family.

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