About us

Bergen City Museum is a culturehistorical- and archeological museum which manages 9 museums within the city of Bergen.

Bergen City Museum was established in 2005 when we, as a result of a general reform of museums in Norway, took over management of many of Bergens museums.

As of January 2007 we also took over Hordamuseet, which made Bergen City Museum one of the largest actors within the museum sector. We now manage over 120 buildings, a considerable collection of preserved objects, and welcome over 200 000 visitors a year. Furthermore the museum has 53 employees, and works with a budget of aproximately 52 million kroner.

Our collections and exhibitions capture various aspects of Bergens facinating history, and spans from royalty at Håkonshallen to the simple rooms of leprosypatients at the St. Jørgen Hospital.

We hold a large and unique collection of the medieval material from the great archeological excavations at Bryggen. In Gamle Bergen you can visit a reconstructed city with houses from the city of Bergen. Experience traditional farming and countryside living at the open air Hordamuseum, see the mansions at Alvøen and Damsgård, get a feel for old School education at Bergen School Museum and learn about the great fires that on several occations have put Bergen to its ruins at Bergen Brannhistoriske Stiftelse.