University Museum of Bergen

Ora et labora – Pray and Work

Nine hundred years have passed since Munkeliv Monastery was founded as the first of a total of seven in Bergen. The monasteries were internationally oriented. They contributed to the development of the city and gave Bergen a cosmopolitan character that it has retained up to the present time.

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At the University Museum, Muséplass 3, you can explore this fascinating theme, and in the 2011 Yearbook of the University Museum of Bergen, you can read ( in Norwegian) the whole story authored by archaeologist Alf Tore Hommedal. The 2011 Yearbook can be purchased for NOK 150.00 from our online shop i nettbutikken, or in the museum shops museumsbutikken at Haakon Sheteligspl 10 and Muséplass 3.