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Bergen Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 - 15:00
Open today: 11:00 - 15:00
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Only museum with free food and drink

This is the only museum that I have ever been to that kindly offered hot drinks and delightful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Top of the rainy day list

Really clean, concise exhibits detailing the maritime history of Norway... the actual maritime... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
Hope S
Ogden, Utah
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The Bergen Maritime Museum (Bergens Sjofartsmuseum) was founded in 1921 and moved into award-winning museum in 1962. The museum building is situated 100 metres from the red church (Johanneskirken) up the steps from Torgallmenningen at Nygardshoyden...more
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Haakon Sheteligs Plass 15, Bergen 5007, Norway
+47 55 54 96 00
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the only museum that I have ever been to that kindly offered hot drinks and delightful cinnamon whirls. The history of Norwegian shipping is told in a very factual and slightly old fashioned manner. More interesting was a newer section on Norway in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came almost at closing time but got inside. Museum is fascinating, charming, relatively small. There ar many amazing detailed ship models, Dont forget to read labels and posters to get understanding of how Norwegian fleet has been developed.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Erik_Hansen_trip
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Well laid out on two floors. Lots of very interesting exhibits. Would probably appeal more to teenagers and adults. Good for a couple of hours. Nice building. We used the lift. We were warned it’s difficult to use. It stopped mid floors on the way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank sunbeamimp
Reviewed 15 December 2018

A fun little museum that is definitely worth a visit, good for kids and adults. Learnt lots of interesting things even about British maritime history as well as all over Scandinavia. Very friendly staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Really clean, concise exhibits detailing the maritime history of Norway... the actual maritime artifacts and historical pieces they hold are worth seeing! We wish we had more time here, but it closed earlier than we expected so we had to rush through a bit, however...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Hope S
Reviewed 28 October 2018

It is a really informative museum, you can learn a lot of things about the Norwegian maritime history since the Viking era until now. Admission is free with Bergen card.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank DorottyaE3
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Not many instructions how to get there (first option is to climb the hill above the city center, where Natural History museum (now closed) is situated). We were lucky to try bus no 10, got out right after the tunnel and went via passenger bridge...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Filotije
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Loved the Maritime museum, so well laid out and all the exhibits are beautifully presented....we had the place to ourselves which was a bonus Very informative and gives you a real feel for Bergen’s history

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank simonhE9757DD
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Enjoyed finding our way walking up the streets around Johanneskirken and behind some of University of Bergen buildings, where we found this fantastic museum. Our 12 year old grandson loves European history, anything to do with both World Wars before, in between and after, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank viajemosjuntos
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind and great review of the Bergen Maritime Museum. We are glad to hear that you all enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again at the museum. Best regards and espially to your grandson :-)

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Son-in-law wanted to see a viking ship. Unfortunately, they only had a small replica and pieces of real ones. The different style ships over the years was interesting. Children in our group of 8 got bored very quickly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank milbillin2018
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