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Review of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
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Ranked #1 of 35 Museums in Bergen
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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.
Newport, United Kingdom
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“Inspiring for music lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

The summer home of Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina is a must for music lovers.
The modest house is a traditional ornate timber villa in a natural woodland setting situated on a peninsula overlooking Nordås Lake. There is a small cabin on the shore where Grieg composed. The villa and cabin are furnished together with many photographs and memorabilia indicating their love of music, Norway and entertaining.
The composing cabin is at the bottom of a small steep fern and tree lined valley. At the top of the valley there is a new unobtrusive concert hall. The architecture is modern yet it blends wonderfully into its surroundings. The stepped roof is covered with vegetation that lines the valley.The architect needs congratulating on designing a building that is acoustically and visually pleasing.
We were treated to half an hour piano recital; the pianist was exceptional. Whilst being totally absorbed in the music, we looked out past the pianist to the composing cabin taking in the view which gave Grieg his inspiration to write the music.
There is also an excellent modern museum and coffee shop within the grounds.
It would be advisable to go early in the day as this is a popular attraction. There are steps into the villa and the woodland paths are steep.
This was a very special visit for us as the organist at our wedding 40 years ago played Grieg music including Wedding Day at Troldhaugen; which we heard today in the concert hall.

Visited June 2014
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“Get a glimpse of Norweigian living”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

You don't have to love classical music to enjoy this museum. Grieg's house sits on beautiful grounds that go down to the water where you can enjoy a nice walk in the woods and truly lovely scenery. The house is fresh and outdoorsy, with natural wood paneling in every room. The museum building/ticket booth/gift shop is small, with enough displays to give you a quick history. There is a lovely little recital hall with daily concerts. If you do love classical music, you will really enjoy Grieg's composing hut with its magnificent views.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

I liked everything about this place. It is set in beautiful grounds with lots of history and Grieg was a very interesting person.

We saw the piano concert and in those surroundings the music made real sense, even to me.

If you are in Bergen you should go to this attraction.

Visited June 2014
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Seoul, Korea
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“Wonderful Balance of Music and Nature”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I love classic music very much. One of my favourite piece is Grieg piano concerto. Naturally when I visited Bergen, Norway, Grieg Museum was a must place to go. I hurried to go there at 9 am when this museum opens. I was the first visitor that day. Everything at this small museum did not disappoint me. In particular, when I went down to the small cottage with only an old piano, a desk and a couch, I soon recognized that his lovely music should be composed from this atmosphere. Moreover, the burial site of him and his wife on the rock struck me. This small place of one of the great musicians in the world gave me a full cultural feeling of harmony of culture and nature.

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“For the Grieg lover, a must”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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