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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.
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.
An interactive visitor centre – for the whole family!
VilVite is a science centre where the whole family can discover more than 100 different exhibits. Science show and 3D film at weekends and during school holidays. Café and science shop.
The very first buildings in Bergen were alongside the harbour called Bryggen. The old Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is included on UNESCO's list of world heritage of history and culture.
Extensive collection of art and design. Experience the masterpieces by Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and J. C. Dahl or visit the unique exhibition “the Silver Treasure”.
The beautiful villa on Lysøen (the Island of Light) was built as a summer residence for the Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull in 1873. Ole Bull's musical excellence influenced contemporary artists. The villa is open to the public in the summer. Guided tours.
The old stave church at Fantoft, originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150 and moved to Fantoft in 1883, burnt down on 6 June 1992. Fantoft Stave Church has been rebuilt exactly as it was before the fire.
The tower was built in the 1560s by the governor of Bergen Castle (Bergenhus), Erik Rosenkrantz, and served as a combined residence and fortified tower.
The School Museum takes you on an exciting journey through the history of Norwegian Schools and with it the history of Norwegian society from the Middle Ages to this day. The writer Ludvig Holberg is the most famous pupil to have attended the Latin School in Bergen.
Founded in the 15th c., St. George’s was a hospital for lepers until the middle of the 20th c. The present day buildings date back to the 18th c.