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...
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.
It may be challenging to get an idea of the lie of the land along walking paths and trails far into the woods of the Arboretum. But from now on it will be a lot easier – new signs will make it more attractive for visitors to go for a woodland walk and find their way back again.
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.
Field work is an important activity in the natural history museum. Two series of blogs are reporting from ongoing work in marine environments.
Who eats museum objects? How are skins for collections prepared? How do we take care of paintings, Viking swords, Arabian coins, mammals, fossils, textiles, and the like? Enter the exciting world of conservation.