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Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum

Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm Read more: Alvøen inne Read more: Alvøen ute Read more: Alvøen Hovedbygning - Bymuseet i Bergen logo
Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum Photo: Regin Hjertholm
Read more: Alvøen inne
Read more: Alvøen ute
Read more: Alvøen Hovedbygning - Bymuseet i Bergen logo

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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.

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • café
  • Museums, Galleries and crafts

    • guided tour during opening hours
    • textile art
    • silverwork
  • Activities

    • swimming
  • Discounts

    • Bergen Card

Categories

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

Hours

5/18/2013 - 8/25/2013
Sat - Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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...

Alvøen Country Mansion - Bergen City Museum

Source: Visitnorway

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