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Top museum recommendations from locals

“Edvard Grieg 's Museum in Troldhaugen is located in a beautiful and scenic part of Bergen, overlooking Nordåsvannet. The former residence of the famous composer is now a museum displaying Grieg's piano, his manuscripts and more. For the interested, we recommend taking a guided tour of the residence which gives you a glimpse into the life of the composer and his wife Nina, including many interesting and funny anecdotes.”
  • 78 locals recommend
History Museum
“Do not miss out on Gamle Bergen when you are in Bergen. It is an outdoor museum with 60-70 wooden houses that takes you back 300 years in time. It is even free of charge. Walk there in 20 minutes or take any bus from Skutevikstorget going north and go off at Gamle Bergen. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“All of the main museums for contemporary and classic arts in Bergen are situated along or next to Rasmus Meyers Allé, next to the Lille Lunggårdsvann lake in the middle of town. Check out for program and updates. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Technology and wonder for children. Perfect for a long morning on a rainy day.”
  • 53 locals recommend
“Lots of work from various artists. This area has several museums. Kode4 and Begen Kunstmuseum.”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Fortress beginning as King Øystein’s estate on Holmen, which then was made into a fortress and became the residency of the feudal overlord in 1514, and the further development until the present Bergenhus Fortress. The main emphasis is on King Håkon’s estate, the wars with Sweden over control in Scandinavia, Eske Bille and the building of Bergenhus Fortress. The exhibition also shows: * The battle in Bergen harbour in 1665 and the action near Alvøen in 1808. * The IR9 effort in 1940. * The explosion at Festningskaien in 1944 and the rebuilding of Håkon’s Hall and the Rosenkrantz tower. The exhibition was earlier on display in the Rosenkrantz tower and was reopened on 24 October 2007.”
  • 37 locals recommend
“Tells the story of how the Hanseatic merchants lived and traded in Bergen for 400 years ago.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Bergen art museum, nice art collection. Make sure to check for any special exhibitions. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
“Dedicated to Bergen's origins and medieval history, and also right next to both Bryggen and the old Mariakirken. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The best artgallery in Bergen without doubt. See a lot of the classical art of norwegian painters as well as a picasso or two if you're lucky. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
“If you have time for a short day trip Ole Bulls villa is situated on an island with very nice walking paths. Book a tour of the villa or go for a walk in the composer's gardens and nature paths.Good gravel paths. This is a very nice and peaceful place.Check with tourist information as you need a bus ride and a short boat shuttle. I guess there are tours in the summer season. If you have a car - park at Buene Kai. Check boat routes from Buene Kai in advance. Open 18 May to 31 .August”
  • 25 locals recommend
“It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th century when Bergen was the political center of Norway.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The Kode museums are the "art pride" of Bergen, the second largest collection of E Munch, J.C. Dahl or Astrup - all worth a visit. Ticket valid in all museums of Kode for 2 days.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“A local country "castle" with a museum and a beautiful park stretching from Damsgård hovedgård and down to the sea. Enjoy the little cafe in the the servants' quarters”
  • 8 locals recommend
Academic University Building
“Bergen was built on maritime activities, thus, the Maritime museum shows the history of the town in a nutshell. Starting in stone ages, via viking ships, to middle ages, and a good presentation of the 20th century. The museum is on the top of the ridge, just 300 meters away. A perfect place on a rainy day. Also a great place for children. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
“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. ”
  • 7 locals recommend