Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites
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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.
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2-3 hours
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Agate H
Oslo, Norway12 contributions
Atmospheric, at Least at Times: a chronicle
Jul 2021
We had to walk a rainy approximate kilometer from Bybanen, and when we first arrived the preliminary museum (with the reception and café) was a bit of a letdown. The exhibits didn't feel very atmospheric, which isn't something I knew you could miss until I did.

We then attended a concert by a talented young pianist who played an assortment of Grieg's pieces. Highly recommended! Should be fast-paced enough for those who aren't interested in classical music. The auditorium was also pretty sparse when we visited (noon on a Friday in July), so we got a real up-close view of the piano and a booming sound to go along with it. I particularly enjoyed the piece Hjemad.

We had received handheld audio guides (which you have to activate at certain checkpoints, if there are fellow noobs reading this) which, after the information, played your choice of Grieg pieces to keep you entertained. Wandering the gardens with a tinny recording held up to my ear as it rained around my umbrella was quite a charming experience, actually.

I am personally quite interested in Victorian architecture, so I was disappointed to hear that the second floor of Grieg's home was unavailable to visitors. I unfortunately felt that I was a bit rushed through my viewing of the home, since there was a line out the door and a pandemic restriction on how many could be in each room. I could have stood there for hours taking in the details of a more rustic, down-to-earth preserved Victorian home, but alas.

A touching moment at the mausoleum as I listened to the narrator detail how all of Bergen mourned the day Grieg passed. The nature and rain around me only added to the ambiance. We ate some horrendous tomato soup at the café, bought an overpriced umbrella and walked the kilometer back. I'd probably come back.
Written October 8, 2021
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BestRegards FromFar
Cape Town Central, South Africa326 contributions
Excellent museum to explore Grieg’s world. Make sure you attend a concert!
Jun 2021 • Couples
The museum is great whether you are familiar or not with Grieg’s universe. The staff is very knowledgeable. And the concert is just excellent! Definitely worth the trip out of town!
Written July 29, 2021
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Maria Alva
3 contributions
Expensive and disappointing
Jun 2021 • Friends
Nice house but very poor in terms of info about the composer’s life. Staff was not proactive and didn’t give any info about the place and different offers
Written July 4, 2021
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Phil H
Geelong, Australia38 contributions
Grieg home.
Jan 2020
Didn't know who Edvard Grieg was until our tour took us to his home and museum. Lovely to have an insight into his world.
Written July 11, 2020
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SoliMoli
Oberhof, Germany32 contributions
Worth it
Jul 2019
A very cozy place, with beautiful surroundings. You get to know and take a look inside Griegs life and artwork. There is also an auditorium, where great concerts take place time to time. I would advise to take a stroll thoroughly because you will find some beautiful, calm and quiet spots in the garden.
Written June 9, 2020
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Ana G
Sydney, Australia431 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2019
Great place to visit if you are a fan of Edvard.

The museum was great to see even if you have never heard of Edvard.

When listening to some of his music playing in the museum I realised that I actually had heard some it before, I just never knew his name
Written April 16, 2020
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Voxclamans
Oxford, UK9 contributions
Beauty, art, nature - what more could you want?
May 2019
A fantastically beautiful place: the situation, high above the lovely city of Bergen, the house itself, full of treasures, and a lovely concert-hall (with a lovely concert). From the latter one can see the little wooden hut where grieg composed. All-in-all, totally magnificent! I can't understand anyone giving this less than four stars, at the VERY least!
Written April 6, 2020
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CAM
London, UK340 contributions
Worth the wet, windy trip from Bergen
Feb 2020 • Family
We thoroughly our trip to Troldhaugen. My daughters have played some of Grieg’s music and I know his music through his collaboration with Ibsen. The guide to Grieg’s house was extremely knowledgeable and answered all
our questions with real insight and enthusiasm. Grieg’s house contained lots of artefacts (photographs, furniture, paintings etc) and his beautiful Steinway piano. The trip from Bergen was easy via the Skyss light rail to Hop station followed by a fifteen minute walk. There is good signposting from Hop station.
Written February 22, 2020
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TravelsWithJenny
Pelham, AL224 contributions
Great Visit
Jul 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the Edvard Grieg home. Interesting bits to look at throughout the inside. We especially enjoyed the concert in the beautiful concert hall on the grounds. Returning to Bergen this year and plan to visit again.
Written February 6, 2020
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rallydoc
34 contributions
For Music Lovers a Must
Jan 2020
The home of the man whose music almost defines Norway... think "Morning" and picture drifting over the Fjords.
Written January 30, 2020
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