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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Haakon Sheteligs Plass 15, Bergen 5007, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday

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 16 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
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We love boats so this was a must for us. it gave a great overview of the maritime history in Bergen and is worth a stop. We only had two days in Bergen but this was a must.

1  Thank Khakijo
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very glad to hear that you found the Bergen Maritime Museum a "must" during your short stay in Bergen. We hope to see you again at the museum. Best regard, Per Sebak Museum Director

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Having worked for the Baltic Shipping Exchange in London & my husband with the Chamber of Shipping we couldn't leave Bergen without visiting the Maritime Museum and we weren't disappointed. Free admission with our 72 hours Bergen Card meant it was an excellent place to...More

Thank Karen B
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your kind review. Great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again at the Bergen Maritime Museum. Best regards, Per Sebak, Museum Director

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

What a great way to spend a rainy few hours. It's only small, 2 floors, but very interesting and the displays are very well done. Could have had a bit more in English as we couldn't figure out some things, but very worth it even...More

1  Thank handbagtraveller
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review and feedback. Great to hear that you found the displays very well done. We are in the process of improving the English texts; has been considerable upgraded in recent years. Best regards, Per Sebak, Museum Director

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

It is a really interesting museum about the marital history of Bergen. Nice place and nearby the city center.

Thank myrtoudi
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This museum is not huge and can be visited easily in 1-2 hours. It is a bit off the beaten track and we found it after a long walk, but the way back to the city center was more direct when we knew how to...More

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to this nice museum on a rainy day in Bergen and had a pretty good time. It was very quite and the student ticket is pretty cheap with 40NOK. Adult prices account for 80NOK and we had a nice afternoon. The museum...More

1  Thank superlumidee
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad you appreciated the student discount en enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again at the Bergen Maritime Museum. Best regards, Per Sebak

Reviewed 16 January 2017

The museum is a mixture of Viking artefacts and modern models which tell the story of Bergen's maritime history. some of the highlights were a real Viking anchor, a rare Viking long boat, the Kvalsund ship dating from 690 and models of the Osberg C...More

1  Thank Rex06
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