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Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum

Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm Read more: Alvøen Hovedbygning - Bymuseet i Bergen logo
Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm
Read more: Alvøen Hovedbygning - Bymuseet i Bergen logo
This mansion is the main building of the owners of the paper factory of Alvøen, dating from 1797. It contains a rich collection of furniture, silver, porcelain and textiles. A charming garden and park, free entrance. Guided tours every hour, the last at 15.

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Alvøen is one of Norway’s oldest industrial communities. Here the Fasmer family created a small and successful industrial community, with school, savings bank, library and community hall for the workers. Alvøen Manor was also on of Bergen’s grandest private homes, which now is open to the public. Here you will encounter the family history, industrial history, social history and art history, presented in a way that provides an exciting and picturesque glimpse of Norwegian social structures in the past.

Alvøen Manor was originally built as a countryside retreat in 1797. Eventually a large garden and park was established. The Chinese-inspired pavilion was given a central position. The garden we meet today dates back to the 1930s. At that time it was given straight paths, rose border and hedges in a tight architectural frame.

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  • Buildings & Monuments Buildings & Monuments
  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries

Hours

5/30/2015 - 8/30/2015
Sat - Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Transportation


Bus Bus no 42 Alvøen Car Road no. 555 direction Sotra. Then follow road no. 197 southwards.

Facilities

  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • textile art
    • guided tour during opening hours
    • silverwork
  • General facilities

    • café
  • Activities

    • swimming
  • Discounts

    • Bergen Card
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Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum - Photo: Regin Hjertholm

Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum

Alvøen is one of Norway’s oldest industrial communities. Here the Fasmer family created a small and successful industrial community, with school, sa...

Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum

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