University Museum of Bergen

Focus on the Middle Ages

This autumn, The Middle Ages are truly at the centre of attention in Bergen. Wednesday 28 September starts the first lecture in a series connected to the exhibition Fragments of the past.

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At Bergen Museum, The Cultural History Collections, the newly opened exhibition Fragments from the Past is shown, including a lecture series starting on Wednesday 28 September. The themes this autumn are State and Royal Power and Law and Justice.

The Middle Ages through Exhibitions and Events

The exhibition about Sankta Sunniva and the holy shrine opened on Wednesday 7 September at Bryggens Museum and is a joint collaborative project between Bryggens Museum and Bergen Museum. Sunniva was the only canonised Norwegian saint in the Middle Ages, and one of few female saints in the Nordic Countries. She was the Patron Saint of Bergen, as well as all of Western Norway.

And there’s more;  in the Natural History Collections, ”The Monastery” – an exhibition about Munkeliv and other monasteries in medieval Bergen is shown. The exhibition is the result of collaboration between Bryggens Museum and Bergen Museum.

To top it all, Håkonshallen (The Hall of King Håkon Håkonsson) celebrates its 750th Anniversary this autumn, and a number of different events will take place there.