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Alvøen Manor

«Welcome, Your Majesty, to my kingdom!»

Alvøen is one of Norway’s oldest industrial communities, with worker cottages, production buildings and the mansion itself, which was the home of the owners, the Fasmer family. When Kong Haakon VII visited Alvøen in 1921, legend has it that Henrik Jansen Fasmer received him with the words: «Welcome, Your Majesty, to my kingdom!»

Here the Fasmer family had created a small and successful industrial community, with a school, savings bank, library and community hall for the workers. Alvøen Manor was also one of Bergen’s grandest private homes, and it has now been opened to the public. Here you will encounter the family, industrial history, social history and art history, presented in a way that provides an exciting and picturesque glimpse of past Norwegian social structures.

 

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	Photo: Regin Hjertholm

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Contact:

Telephone:47 97 95 81
Address:Alvøveien 150
5179 Godvik
alvoen.hovedbygning@bymuseet.no

Opening hours

30.05.2015 - 30.08.2015
Sat - Sun:1200 - 1600


The museum is closed for the season 2014. The museum opens 30th of May 2015.


Entrance:


Adults: NOK 60


Student: NOK 30


Children free of charge.


School classes free of charge. Needs to be booked in advance.


Guided tours every hour.


 


Bus no. 42 from the Bus station in Bergen.

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	Here the owners of one of the oldest industrial communities in Norway lived. A magnificent building in an idyllic 18th century environment.

Here the owners of one of the oldest industrial communities in Norway lived. A magnificent building in an idyllic 18th century environment.

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