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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.

NEWS

Scientists found 30 plastic bags in whale's stomach

A sick goose-beaked whale was found on the west coast of Norway. Its stomach was filled eith 30 plastic bags, and many smaller pieces of plastic. The whale was emaciated, and scientists believe that the plastic had gathered in such an amount in its stomach that it had created a plug, stopping the...

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Museum scientists describe new species of gastropods from West Africa

Samples of gastropods collected along West Africa during the Nansen Project between 2005–2012 turn out to be new species to Science

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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.

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

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