Samples used in biodiversity research, particularly at Bergen Museum and Department of Biology at UiB, are curated and archived for future re-examination. The scientific collections constitute a core facility at the museum and research associated with the collections is our main activity.
The Natural History Collections consist of collections and staff in botany, geology and zoology. The collections are housed in Muséplass 3 (dry collections and type collections), The Science Building at Allegt. 41 (herbarium), and at Arcus at Midttun (ethanol collection). The Natural History Collections also include live collections of plants at the museum garden, The Botanical Garden and The Arboretum.