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Bergen Maritime Museum

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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...more
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Haakon Sheteligs Plass 15, Bergen 5007, Norway
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well laid out on two floors. Lots of very interesting exhibits. Would probably appeal more to teenagers and adults. Good for a couple of hours. Nice building. We used the lift. We were warned it’s difficult to use. It stopped mid floors on the way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

A fun little museum that is definitely worth a visit, good for kids and adults. Learnt lots of interesting things even about British maritime history as well as all over Scandinavia. Very friendly staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Really clean, concise exhibits detailing the maritime history of Norway... the actual maritime artifacts and historical pieces they hold are worth seeing! We wish we had more time here, but it closed earlier than we expected so we had to rush through a bit, however...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hope S
Reviewed 28 October 2018

It is a really informative museum, you can learn a lot of things about the Norwegian maritime history since the Viking era until now. Admission is free with Bergen card.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DorottyaE3
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Not many instructions how to get there (first option is to climb the hill above the city center, where Natural History museum (now closed) is situated). We were lucky to try bus no 10, got out right after the tunnel and went via passenger bridge...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Loved the Maritime museum, so well laid out and all the exhibits are beautifully presented....we had the place to ourselves which was a bonus Very informative and gives you a real feel for Bergen’s history

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Enjoyed finding our way walking up the streets around Johanneskirken and behind some of University of Bergen buildings, where we found this fantastic museum. Our 12 year old grandson loves European history, anything to do with both World Wars before, in between and after, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind and great review of the Bergen Maritime Museum. We are glad to hear that you all enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again at the museum. Best regards and espially to your grandson :-)

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Son-in-law wanted to see a viking ship. Unfortunately, they only had a small replica and pieces of real ones. The different style ships over the years was interesting. Children in our group of 8 got bored very quickly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank milbillin2018
Reviewed 3 August 2018

we walked to the museum from Strandkaien, an easy walk through the precincy pass some fountains and up a small hill. (we are O.A.P.s) easy lay out so nothing is missed and plenty of seat to rest on for us older generation! interesting museum on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Well laid out with lots of interesting displays in a bright relaxing environment. Entry was free using the Bergen card, so good value.

Date of experience: July 2018
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