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Damsgård Country Mansion was erected in the 18th C. It is considered Norway’s main work of the Rococco architecture and perhaps Europe’s best preserved wooden Rococco building. The building has the original interiors. The garden is recreated as it could have been 200 years ago.
A museum based on the findings of the archeological excavations of Bryggen from 1955 on. The foundations of the oldest buildings in Bergen (12th c.) as well as finds of European ceramics, runic inscriptions etc. illustrating commerce, shipping, cultural activities and daily life in the Middle Ages.
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.
Håkon’s Hall was built between 1247 and 1261 by Håkon Håkonsson. It was the largest and most imposing building of the royal residency in the 13th-century when Bergen was the political centre of Norway.
Folk museum focusing on the traditional industries like agriculture, fishing, arts and crafts. Permanent and changing exhibitions.
Collections ranging form the Age of antiquity and the Middle Ages right up to the present day. West Norway is particularly well represented. Archaeological finds, urban and rural history collections, a textile section and a rich ethnographic collection.
Bergen Kunsthall is one of Norway’s premier arenas for contemporary art. Variety of exhibitions from international and Norwegian artists.
The home of composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) and his wife Nina. Grieg lived here for 22 years and composed many of his best-known works in the little garden hut. Also visit the cliff-hewn tomb where he was buried, the concert hall "Troldsalen" and the museum.
Markakunst is the local name of the art form Land Art. In the beautiful little valley called Kossdalen you can find installations of Land Art made in the nature with materials from the nature.
There are historical sites lined up all around the bay. Around 1860s local farmers began to produce wooden chests for sale in Bergen. They have also manufactured different kinds of wooden chests, metalwork, wooden clogs and furniture. Now it is art gallery, café, clogs factory, div. exhibitions and sales.
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