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Arts & Museums
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene is a local museum located in Bergen, Norway. The museum is housed in a wooden buildings on Bryggen and archives the Hanseatic period in Bergen. The museum consists a trading room, a merchant's office, sleeping places for the boys and a guestroom. The collection on display has been collected by Johan Wilhelm Wiberg from several nearby farms. Check the website for opening timings.
The Permanenten Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum is an art museum in the heart of the city. Built by Henry Bucheruse for the Museum of Decorative Art. Showcasing unconventional and unique pieces of art, the museum displays an eclectic collection of decorative as well as historic artwork. The venue has a few permanent exhibitions on display like The Singer Collection and The Chinese Collection. The museum also provides educative courses on the contents of the house, so to plan your visit and learn more about what the museum has to offer. Check the website or call ahead for more details.
Spread across 3 distinctive buildings, Bergen Art Museum can truly be touted as the largest art museum in Norway. Its impressive collection spans across wide genres of art, right from the Renaissance era to the contemporary art movement, it has it all. The museum boasts paintings, furniture pieces, objects, installations and much more. Apart from the permanent collection, it also showcases art nouveau presented by the aspiring and established artists. Bergen Art Museum also conducts art courses and study programs that are specially designed for all those do not have formal training, but wish to know more about varied art forms. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Norway played a huge role in bringing a cure for leprosy and the Lepramuseet - Leprosy Museum of St. Georges Hospital is a fitting place to know about the social stigma and the cure related to this illness. Bergen was the international leprosy capital during the late 19th century and had dedicated hospitals for patients afflicted with this disease. St. George’s Hospital is the oldest of all three and was also a research center. This is where Armauer Hansen, a local physician found the cause of the disease which helped in eradicating leprosy or Hansen's disease throughout the world.
The Bergen Museum is a beautiful history showcase in the city. The museum functions under the University of Bergen and was started in the early 19th century by Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie. The museum is an epitome when it comes to natural and cultural collections in the area. These are the two departments in the museum that have, over the years, collected a number of relevant and important items concerning the cultural and natural history of the place. Located in the university campus itself, the museum is known to be the largest collection of its kind in the entire country. The exhibits at the museum include cultural memorabilia from communities like those of vikings, Inuit, Eskimo, Baktaman and others, like local folk artwork, tools, costumes, and more. The natural history exhibits put light on skeletal remains creatures like the enormous whales that are much larger than the ones we know of today, geological, zoological and entomological an other findings. The museum also has a Botanical Garden and an Arboretum as part of its displays. Check the website for more information.
Gamle Bergen is a reminiscent view of Old Bergen. 19th century Bergen was Europe's largest city. The wooden houses, narrow alleys and city squares, are all very typical of 18th - 20th century rich Bergen architecture that this museum has brought to life. The museum also has an in-house restaurant called Gamle Bergen Tracteursted, perfect to grab a quick bite or a snack without having to get out of the building. For more information about the museum, do check the website or call ahead.mu
Gamlehaugen is a spectacular mansion in Bergen, which served as a residence to the Norwegian Royal Family. Owned and managed by the Norwegian State, it now open to public as a museum. Apart from the English park, there is a red stable, a boathouse, a greenhouse and a root cellar located at the site.
The Troldhaugen was the former residence of the famous composer Edvard Grieg. Featuring rich artistic treasures, the historic home now a renowned museum displays permanent exhibits of the veteran. On display are the musical collections of the renowned composer. During the fall season, there are concerts and events held at the site. Visit the home and discover the excellent acoustics that it houses. For more details, do call ahead.
Located in the village of Sletta, the Western Norway Emigration Center is a unique cultural museum in the form of an American township in Norway. Dedicated to the Norwegian immigrants to America and Canada, the museum consists of a church, school, medical clinic, a residential house, a teacher's home and a jail and town hall, brought to the village from places like Minnesota and North Dakota. Based on an idea by a local professor Asbjørn Odd Ystebø, the plan was only successful with the collaboration of Hillcrest Lutheran Academy of Minnesota and Dakota towns who volunteered to dismantle and ship the old historical buildings to Sletta. Today, the center is a popular tourist attraction and also holds events such as weddings, festivals and other cultural activities. Detailed information on Norwegian-American relationships can be read up on the museum's on site library.