Department of Cultural History

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The Universitymuseum of Bergen have one of the largest archaeological and ethnographical collections in Norway. The collections have artefacts from our 10000-year long history, and unique collections of ethnographical objects from other parts of the world. Among our collections are also medieval church art, peoples art and more.
Our collections:


  • Stone age collection
  • Bronze age collection
  • Iron Age collection
  • Medieval collection


  • Pacific collection
  • Africa collection
  • America collection
  • Asia collection
  • Egypt collection
  • Madagaskar collection
  • Middle East collection

Art and Cultural history

  • Coin and medal collection
  • Church art collection
  • Theater collection
  • Rural life collection
  • City life collection