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 IN MAY
The University Museum is closed on Wednesday 1 May, 17 May, 19 and 20 May (Whit Sunday and Whit Monday).On Ascension Day, 9 May, the Museum is open from 11 - 16.
TUE - FRI : 10-16
SAT- SUN : 11-16
WINTER (1.9. - 31.5)
TUE - FRI : 10-15
SAT - SUN : 11-16
Ordinary NOK 50,- Senior citizens: NOK 25,- Children, kindergartens, school classes, students and UiB employees: Free
The ticket valid at the same day for both the Cultural and the Natural History Collections.
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.
FREE ENTRY TO BOTH BUILDINGS FOR ALL VISITORS. IN ADDITION, ALL ADULTS WILL BE OFFERED A MUSEUM PASS THAT WILL GIVE THEM FREE ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2013. WHY!
Happy news for Proctor followers and all others: The popular exhibition «Doctor Proctor’s Sensational Collection of Animals You Wish Didn’t Exist" at the University Museum will for the moment remain open until end of May. This coming weekend you can once more hunt for the scary animal named "Fright of the Museum".
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.
Did you know that the University Museum now boils carcasses of animals collected from all over Norway in a new state-of-the-art boiler room? The skeletal material is then incorporated into the Museum’s unique osteological collections, which is a part of the new zoological storage facilities in the Natural Science Building.
Street lights influence the length of the activity period of passerine birds in winter. A study carried out in Bergen by Ingvar Byrkjedal, Terje Lislevand, and Stefanie Vogler shows a significant nocturnal activity in European Robin, Common Blackbird, Eurasian Wren, and also, to a certain extent, night-time activity in Blue Tits and Great Tits.