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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to spend an hour. It is very well laid out and has interesting displays of actual pieces of boats from early Norge history. Buy a Bergen card before you go and your entry is free in addition to free bus...More

Thank Russ P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easy to forget that Norway has a long tradition in shipping beyond the Vikings. This modern museum on two floors give a broad outline of Norwegian maritime history. I was struck by the fact that many Norwegian sailors manned oil tankers in World...More

Thank GatorJo
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gator Jo, Thank you so much for your great review of the Bergen Maritime Museum. We agree, it is easy forget that Norwegian maritime history is much more than Vikings. Espeically since the 1800s, Norway (and Bergen) has had a significant role in world...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful museum with lots of natural light,high ceilings, hardwood floors and really wonderful displays that are described in English too. The displays are very informative with some great artwork, lots of ship models going from the Vikings to present time Maritime history.

Thank Cynthia A
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cynthia A., Thank you so much for your kind review of the Bergen Maritime Museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Best regards, Per Sebak Director

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This two-story museum is best suited for a a maritime aficionado -not so much for someone with a casual interest. Has a very informative short video about Viking burials. Has numerous ship models for different periods. It includes models of Viking long boats. It has...More

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Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review which is much appreciated. The museum accepts cash as well as credit cards and the Bergen Card. However, recently we had one day with a slight problem with the credit card machine that was quickly fixed. Sorry about any possible...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was not much to see, It was well laid out. If you depend on elevators rather than stairs, please note the elevators are not reliable and can be either slow or never come.

Thank SCBlossom
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. Not sure what you mean with elevators “that never come”. The museum has just one elevator and it goes between the two exhibition floors. The staff is happy to help anyone who needs assistance.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$22 for 2 adults and 2 kids were free. There weren’t any Viking ships. It is all just sea information, life on the sea.

Thank monica m
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Great museum with lots of information. It is well laid out from old to modern day. The displays are well done and very interesting.

Thank legacytf
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you at the Bergen Maritime Museum again. Best regards, Per Sebak

Reviewed 1 May 2018

We spent some time here on a rainy day and enjoyed the museum. There are some excellent displays but the preponderance of model ships may begin to bore some. It was interesting to learn about Bergen's maritime history.

Thank deharo
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hello, Thank you for you review. We very much appreciate learning more about how visitors experience their visit to the Bergen Maritime Museum. Hope to see again at the museum. Best regards, Per Sebak

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Fantastic museum giving an impressive history of maritime in Norway, along with illustrating how integral it still is in the Norwegian and world economy. Impressive artifacts and great organization.

Thank CeWYO
Per Kristian S, Museum Director at Bergen Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Best regards, Per Sebak Museum Director

Reviewed 28 February 2018

Not particularly taken by the modern museum building as an older period venue beside the harbour would have been more appropriate. The exhibits were interesting nonetheless and quite tastefully staged, particularly the older ones. Particularly pleased that there was a model of the Deepsea Bergen...More

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