The Natural History Collections closed
Due to building operations, the Natural History Collections is closed to 2018. If you want to visit the University Museum, the yellow building housing the Cultural History Collections at Haakon Shetleigsplass 10 will be the place to go.
Welcome to the University Museum of Bergen
The University Museum is part of the University of Bergen, and it houses one of the largest collections of cultural and natural history objects in Norway. The Museum was founded in 1825 by Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie. The Museum is situated at Nygaardshøyden, the University campus in Bergen with its two main buildings, The Natural History Collections and The Cultural History Collections. The museum is open every day, except Mondays.
Read more: THE EXHIBITION GUIDE TO BERGEN MUSEUM
The Museum Project
A large renovation project has now been launched for the museum buildings. The aim of the project is to be able to offer modern exhibitions, exciting educational experiences and various types of science communication about culture and nature to the public - in a grand, renovated building, and to improve storage facilities.
Read more about the Museum project...
Opening hours and prices
WINTER (1.9. - 31.5)
TUE - FRI : 10-15
SAT - SUN : 11-16
TUE - FRI : 10-16
SAT- SUN : 11-16
Ordinary NOK 50,- Senior citizens: NOK 25,- Children, kindergartens, school classes, students and UiB employees: Free
The Museum Garden open every day 0630 - 1800
Visit the exhibitions at The University Museum of Bergen
Welcome to the many exhibitions in The Cultural History Collections, like the unique one presenting the church art of the Middle Ages in Norway. Read more about all our exhibitions, both in The Cultural and The Natural History collecitons.
On Wednesday night 15 January the University Museum presents a first performance of the film «Tama Gaun – the copper village». The film will be shown in the exhibition « Behind the screen». There’s now only a few days left to visit this exhibition, up to and including 19 January, which presents anthropologists who work with film.
The rehabilitation of Norway’s oldest museum building and the University Museum’s Natural History Collections has now started. Once the rehabilitation of the building has been completed, the new exhibitions will be ready too. Read more about the exhibition plans.
Twelve specialists on bristle worms were assembled in the lab of the Invertebrate collections to do identification work.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about molluscs. New results published in the recognised scientific journal «Current Biology» reveal that in the marine mollusc Wirenia argentea – a worm-like mollusc that lives on the sea floor – the musculature in the larvae is more complex than that in the adult animals. This points to a complex mollusc ancestor.
Due to building operations, the Natural History Collections will close on 1 November and will remain closed for several years. If you want to visit the University Museum, the yellow building housing the Cultural History Collections will be the place to go.