University Museum of Bergen

The University Museum has some of the largest collections within cultural and natural history in Norway.

The Historical Museum is open to the public, see our exhibitions.

The Natural History Museum is undergoing a major restoration until 2019. The natural history exhibitions and the Green House are closed.


3D documentation of the stone quarry on Hespriholmen

From the greenstone quarry on the island Hespriholmen, 5 km west of Bømlo, greenstone for adze production has been extracted for at least 6000 years. Now this is being documented by photogrammetry, GIS and film.


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mantophasmatodea

In a newly published paper, Steffen Roth and colleagues are summarizing the current knowledge about the most recently discovered insect order Mantophasmatodea.

Golden Lion Tamarin

The golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) belongs to the marmoset family. It lives high up in the canopies of Brazilian forests. It has a c. 40 cm long body and a c. 30 cm long tail.  They eat fruit and vegetables, but also insects and small animals. The habitats of lion tamarins are threatened by extensive felling of trees, and this wildlife species is now critically endangered. A golden lion tamarin is now on display at Lagunen Storsenter in Bergen. You may also visit online exhibits at: um.uib.no/popup