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borstmuseum6 history / Borstmuseum in Onslunda
text & photo: aboutosterlen.com
Today, we went to visit the Brush Museum in Onslunda. The museum is settled in a beautiful farm from the late 1800s. 
 
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Onslunda has for centuries been a brush production town, and has held two major factories. One of the first owners Mårten Larrson was known in whole Sweden as the Börstkungen ( The King of Brushes).
 
  
 
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Today, there is just a small production, in the house next to the museum.The most interesting part of the museum is the brush manufacture reconstructed from the times of another famous brush-bussines owner, Alma Trapp.
 
 
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Here you get an insight into how brushes made by hand and then by the old style machine. In the Brush Museum you can with a small addition to entering try making your own brush.
 
 
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Our host Kenny is showing us how to make one. Part of museum collections are also in the form of furniture and household items.
 
 
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There is also a retro-style shop of handmade brushes and sweets. In the room next store you will find a small classroom from the village with benches, the lectern and wonderful educational posters hung on the walls. 
 
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Brush Museum is also organising the courses in brush making, and guided visits.
 
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