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Bergen Maritime Museum

Haakon Sheteligs Plass 15, Bergen 5007, Norway
+47 55 54 96 00
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The Bergen Maritime Museum (Bergens Sjofartsmuseum) was founded in 1921 and moved into award-winning museum in 1962. The museum building is situated 100 metres from the red church (Johanneskirken) up the steps from Torgallmenningen at Nygardshoyden (nearest bus stop: Mohlenpris) and among the University campus. The museum presents the history of shipping, its development and importance to Bergen and Norway from prehistoric times to the present day. Our exhibitions offer a vast collection of ship models - including viking ships - paintings, marine archeological findings and various items related to seamanship and life on board, providing a good insight into Norway's rich maritime heritage. Coffee, tea, snacks, cold drinks and ice cream. Limited museum shop. FREE WIFI. Research library. Closed: 1 January, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 17 May, Whit Sunday, Christmas eve, Christmas day and New Year's Eve. The research library is also closed weekends. Welcome! NEW FROM 2016: guided tours of the museum between 20 June and 18 AUgust, weekdays 1pm (English).
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“model ships” (8 reviews)
“bergen card” (13 reviews)
“oil rigs” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Haakon Sheteligs Plass 15, Bergen 5007, Norway
+47 55 54 96 00
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Maritime musuem is a modern biulding lots of daylight the cost is minimum about 30 nok models of all the ships biult in the area or owned by Norwegian ship owners built elswere from Viking ships to modern day offshore rigs They give a...More

Thank Brianswws
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This place isn't for everyone, but the museum runs the full history of Norwegian maritime history - from viking archaeological finds thousand of years ago to present day oil exploration. I found the breadth of information amazing!

2  Thank mharp
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Very nice place for a 2-3 hour visit. Lots of interesting exhibits and some films to watch which gives you the flavor of the maritime history of Bergen..

1  Thank LDGK90
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is a small museum. One of the issues is that most of the boats on display are illustrations or models. However, the museum does a good job of covering the maritime history of Bergen.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Lots of interesting models. Mostly English translations of the informative notes. A bit light on viking stuff so don't come here for that.

Thank Julian S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

In a modern building, not far from the Bergen city center, this small but attractive museum is worth a visit. Lots of ships on display and a comprehensive explanation of the maritime history of the region.

Thank alwaysonthemove001
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Not biggest of maritime museums but explains evolution of Viking long boats along with more background on norwegian maritime.

Thank fiat500cc
Reviewed 23 July 2017

With two floors of maritime history this is a great museum for ship lovers. It shows the history of Ships in Bergen and has many great models of ships. Spend some time watching the recurring video in english that talks to the 1990 replica journey...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This museum is a must, especially if you are interested in Maritime history, there is so much detailed information on view for all to see. Everything is displayed in English for you to read so there are no language barriers. We was really impressed with...More

1  Thank jolleygirlc
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Bergen Maritime Museum and found our displays interesting. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Per K. Sebak Museum Director

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great museum about Bergen's maritime history. There were quite a few interesting things to see and the staff were very helpful. There were models of boats which you could go inside and information which was easy to read. They also had free lockers to leave...More

1  Thank Amy P
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