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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, with workers´ cottages, production buildings and the mansion itself, which was the home of the owners, the Fasmer family. When Kong Haakon VII visited Alvøen in 1921, legend has it that Henrik Jansen Fasmer received him with the words: "Welcome, Your Majesty, to my kingdom!" Here the Fasmer family had created a small and successful industrial community, with a school, savings bank, library and community hall for the workers.

Alvøen Manor was also one of Bergen’s grandest private homes, and it has now been opened 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.

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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.
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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, with workers´ cottages, production buildings and the mansion itself, which was the home of the...

Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum

Source: Visitnorway

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