Museums and Heritage

KODE Art Museums of Bergen

KODE is one of Scandinavia’s largest museums for art, craft, design and music.

Bergen Maritime Museum

Bergen Maritime Museum Founded in 1914, this museum contains ships, boats, artifacts & films about Norway’s seafaring past.

Troldhaugen

Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum is the former home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina Grieg. Troldhaugen is located in Bergen, Norway and consists of the Edvard Grieg Museum, Grieg’s villa, the hut where he composed music, and his and his wife’s gravesite.

Hanseatic Museum

Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene is a museum in the city of Bergen, Norway. The main part of the museum is located in Finnegården, one of the conserved wooden buildings on Bryggen in Bergen, Norway. A little way away is the “Schøttstuene”, for which the museum is also responsible.

Bryggens Museum

Bryggens Museum was built in 1976. The architect behind the work was Øivind Maurseth, who also designed the Radisson SAS hotel nearby. The museum was built on the site of a fire that occurred in Bryggen in Bergen, Norway in 1955. Remains have been uncovered by archaeological excavations on the site of the fire.

VilVite Bergen Science Center

VilVite Bergen Science Center Modern, glass-fronted science center with interactive exhibits for kids, workshops & 3D film shows.

Bergen Fortress

Bergen Fortress is a fortress located in Bergen, Norway. Bergenhus fortress is located in the entrance to the harbour in Bergen. It is one of the oldest and best preserved castles in Norway.

Rosenkrantz Tower

Rosenkrantz Tower is a tower that derives its name from Governor Erik Rosenkrantz. During his administration (1559–1568) the tower received its present shape and structure. The oldest part of the building, however, is made up of a medieval tower, known as the “Keep by the Sea”, built by King Magnus the Lawmender in the 1270s as part of the royal castle in Bergen.

Fantoft Stave Church

Fantoft Stave Church is a reconstructed stave church in the Fana borough of the city of Bergen, Norway. The church was originally built in Fortun in Sogn, a village near inner or eastern end of Sognefjord around the year 1150. In the 19th century the church was threatened by demolition, as were hundreds of other stave churches in Norway. The church was bought by Consul Fredrik Georg Gade and saved by moving it in pieces to Fantoft near (now in) Bergen in 1883. Outside the church stands a stone cross from Tjora in Sola.

The Royal Residence

Gamlehaugen is a mansion in Bergen, Norway, and the residence of the Norwegian Royal Family in the city. Gamlehaugen has a history that goes as far back as the middle Ages, and the list of previous owners includes many of the wealthiest men in Bergen. Today owned by the Norwegian state, the most recent private owner was Christian Michelsen, a politician and shipping magnate who later became the first Prime Minister of Norway after the dissolution of the union between Sweden and Norway.

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