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 want to know about bubble shells (but are afraid to ask)

Researchers from the University Museum of Bergen have gathered and published information about the bubble shell in Species Online.

The exhibition "We 1814 – 2014"

The Constitution up for debate!

With the exhibition "We 1814 – 2014" the general public is invited to the Museum to debate constitutional values like welfare, equal rights, democracy, and other key values that we hold in high regard and that we gradually have taken for granted. But should we?

New exhibition

Colonisation – what is it?

Colonisation – what is it really? Researchers have been working on this concept for a long time, and the Museum will now, in our own way, shed light on some of the aspects around it in this new exhibition..


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