Arts & Culture


Arts & Culture

King Hakon's Chateau (Hakonshallen)

The King Hakon is a chateau built by King Hakon Hakonsson between 1247 and 1267. At that time, Bergen was Norway's capitall. This chateau was used as the house of the royal family.

Address: Bergenhus

Tel: +47 55 31 60 67

Open hours: May 15th to August Everyday 10:00 to 16:00 September to May 14th Everyday 12:00 to 15:00

Admission fee: 25kr

History Museum (Historisk Museum)

This museum displays anthropological collections from Norway’s prehistoric times, medieval times, modern times and other periods.

Address: Haakon Sheteligs Plass 10

Tel: +47 55 58 31 40

Open hours: June to August Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm Saturdays/Sundays 11am to 4pm September to May Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm Saturdays/Sundays 11am to 3pm


Hanseatisk Museum

The Hanseatisk Museum is one of the buildings that was erected after the 1702 fire. It is an 18th century mercantile establishment that has been restored in its entirety.

Address: Finnegardsgaten 1a

Tel: +47 55 31 41 89

Open hours: June to August Everyday 9:00 to 17:00 September 1st to 15th Everyday 10am to 3pm September 16th to 30th Everyday 11am to 2pm October to April Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 5pm Sundays 12noon to 5pm

Closed days: Mondays from October to April, Christmas

Admission fee: May to September 45kr


Bergen Art Museum

The Bergen Art Museum possesses a fine art collection of Bergen artists such as, Stenersen and Rasmus Meyer.

Address: Rasmus Meyers Alle 3/7, Lars Hillesgate 10

Tel: +47 55 56 80 00

Openhours: 11am to 5pm

Closed days: Mondays

Admission fee: 50kr



Grieghallen is a concert hall that was opened on the first day of the Bergen International Art Festival in 1978. The hall plays a key role in the music scene of Bergen. Concerts are held practically every day here during the period of the International Art Festival.


Maria Church (Mariakirken)

The Maria church is a Romanesque-style church that was set up in the first half of the 12th century. This is the oldest architectural structure in Bergen. The decorations on the pulpit inside the church are very beautiful and are said to be Norway's highest-quality baroque decorations.

Address: Dreggen 15

Open hours: June 20th to August 19th Monday to Friday 9.30am to 11.30, 1pm to 4pm Other than the above Tuesday to Friday 11am to 12.30pm Organ performance June 28th to August 30th Tuesdays 19:30 (purchase tickets at the entrance.)

National Theater (Nationaltheatret)

The National Theatre is the largest in the country and has a history of over 100 years. Guided tours are available but reservations are necessary.

Address: Johanne Dybwads Plass 1

Tel: +47 22 00 14 00

Ticket reservations to: +47 81 50 08 11


Bryggens Museum

The Bryggen Museum displays relics from the medieval period that were discovered in the Bryggen excavation project, which was undertaken between 1955 and 1972.

Address: Dreggsallmenning

Tel: +47 55 58 80 10

Open hours: May to August Everyday 10am to 5pm September to April Monday to Friday 11am to 3pm Saturdays 12:00 to 15:00 Sundays 12noon to 4pm


St. Jorgens Hospital

This hospital treated leprosy patients from the latter half of the medieval period. There is a leprosy museum (Lepra-museet) on its premises that stores the research papers of the Norwegian doctor, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, who dedicated his life to the extermination of leprosy.

Address: Kong Oscarsgate 59

Tel: +47 55 96 11 55

Admission fee: 30kr


Natural Science Museum

Also called Det Naturhistorisk Museum, is a museum with three sections featuring plants, geology and animals.

Address: Museplass 3

Tel: +47 55 58 29 49

Open hours June to August Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm Saturdays/Sundays 11am to 4pm September to May Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 2pm Saturdays/Sundays 11am to 3pm

Closed days Mondays Admission fee: 40kr



The house of Edvard Grieg, the composer from Bergen, is located 20 minutes from the city by car. Although Grieg once fell out of favor with Bergen and left the city, he retuned in 1885 and lived in the house for 22 years until his death. Troldhaugen means "the hill where the troll lives". From this hill that overlooks the fjord, Grieg composed a number of piano pieces. The house also has a café and a concert hall named "Troldsalen"

Address: Troldhaugveien 65, N-5232 Paradis

Tel: +47 55 92 29 92