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University Museum of Bergen - The Cultural History Collections

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Haakon Sheteligs Plass 10 | Museplass 3, Bergen 5007, Norway
+47 55 58 31 40
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 January 2015

I'm not sure I can rightfully call the museum a hidden gem, since it was mentioned in my Lonely Planet guidebook, however when I was there it was just me and one other guest, so it felt like I had discovered a secret location! I...More

8  Thank iwearredsocks
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Since everything in Norway is expensive, it's better to really know if a place is worth the visit. Luckily, the museum entrance is free for students. This place has amazing collection on whale bones. I never imagined how magnificent creature they were until I saw...More

7  Thank Syawalianto
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is an excellent small museum. They have an extensive collection of items from old stave churches that were torn down. It was smart to collect all of those pieces. Admission cost was reasonable. They also have some Egyptian items including a couple of mummies....More

Thank glennaa11
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had the "Bergen Card" which allows free access to probably 20+ museums. After some reviews, we decided on the University Museum of Cultural History. So glad we did! The Museum encompasses a large area. The history of Norway, Cultural changes and Exhibits are fascinating....More

1  Thank Mindy and Roger A
Reviewed 14 August 2018

So we went to see the gardens and the famous herbarium they recently have been cataloguing. Great spot for a lovely walk and a wonderful herbarium most of which is inaccessible and will take orders of exhibits to be viewed for research. Got more than...More

Thank tiredandtravelled
Reviewed 22 June 2018

The campus are was very pretty and the gardens were small but very pretty. There are a couple of museums and a church in the area.

2  Thank SCBlossom
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We spent some time looking around the university and the gardens then took a quick tour of the museum and spent an hour looking around before closing time. It has a number of wooden relics from old churches and a reasonable selection of items covering...More

2  Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 23 July 2017

An interesting museum, with historic exhibitions from different time periods - from old to recent. A nice visit. However, a whole floor was closed off as well as the Vikings exhibition. The Viking exhibition was due to restoration, which is ok... But the whole floor...More

3  Thank apolarbearsjourney
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This museum should be on your list of museums to visit in Bergen. While it is under constructions (and the viking exhibit is not on display) there is lots to see on 4 floors. Free with the Bergen card or 60kr for adults this museum...More

4  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this extensive museum, also visited the University's Maritime museum 'next door'. Lovely interactive experiences kid friendly environment. Most of the displays are in Norwegian with little bits in English. This however should not be an excuse not to visit. Go there on a Saturday...More

4  Thank conradp829
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Unlike other university museums we've visited before, this 4 storey museum has a lot to offer. From history to ocean garbage, from theatre to mummy, this museum is educational and inspiring. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the kids had fun treasure hunting.

2  Thank DrGruffalo
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Not the easiest to find this museum with a very understated entry, (much like their wine and liquor shops ) they are there but hard to find. The museum, even with the viking section being renovated is really interesting with the displays being done in...More

2  Thank goodidea-oz
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