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“For the Grieg lover, a must”

Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
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US$128.30*
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Biking Tour and Grieg Concert in Bergen
Ranked #1 of 39 Museums in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Enchanting residence of the composer Edvard Grieg and his wife, who lived there every summer from 1885 to 1907. The museum also comprises the chamber music hall, Troldsalen, where daily concerts are held during the summer season. Museum building with shop, exhibition and cafeteria.
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
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“For the Grieg lover, a must”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A tour of Bergen before visiting this lovely place, Grieg's house, now a museum. A small concert hall has been added with a large window looking down to the lake and the little house where Grieg composed. We were treated to an half hour piano recital, lovely finale to a 14 day cruise of Norway.

Visited June 2014
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fairfield ct
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“Another house museum”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Not much else to see in the area. We did get a better sense of the time in which Grieg lived and the nationalistic context for his music.

Visited June 2014
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Australia
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We picked up the bus from the Tourist Information Centre which left at 11.30, for the quick ride out to Troldhaugen, Grieg's summer residence in Bergen. The cost of the tour was for the bus, entry to museum, a guided tour of the house, and the 30 minute piano recital. Good value indeed. You can get to Troldhaugen without taking this tour, by catching a local bus from the city centre, however it is much more convenient to have it all packaged up for you for the 3 hours, as the guide on the bus also gives you a good overview of Grieg, his family history and life on the way out to the museum.
The museum and house are well presented and give a good overview of Grieg and his life: as a musician, a patriot and as the private individual.
Catch the piano recital if you can. It is a wonderful opportunity to hear Grieg's music in a beautiful setting overlooking the lake. Our performer gave a brief introduction to each piece which was useful, as there were no program notes. All in all, a fabulous day.

Visited June 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“wonderful museum. fantastic concert hall and music”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

had a great experience, including a piano recital. very beautiful music. great setting for the house and museum

Visited June 2014
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Oceanside, CA
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“Good museum -- wish I knew more Grieg music”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I went with my dad because he really wanted to go -- thought it might be stuffy or boring but turned out to be a really good museum. I wish we had done the little film before seeing the museum and the house -- it would have made more sense. I recognized much of his music but not him so it was good to connect the two. The house tour was not really a tour but a "come in and look" with no commentary or even really any good answers to questions. Overall it was a good museum and very beautiful gardens.

Visited May 2014
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