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Bergenhus Festningsmuesum

Koengen 0 | Haakonsvern, Bergen 5003, Norway
+47 55 54 63 87
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Outstanding museum but a lot of reading

This free museum covers the Norwegian resistance to the Nazi occupation, as well as Norway's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KarenJim76
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Clarence Center, New York
Free entry and coffee/ tea

Awesome place, no entrance fee and after the visit can have a free cup of coffee / tea. Opens at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GAN L
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Koengen 0 | Haakonsvern, Bergen 5003, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This free museum covers the Norwegian resistance to the Nazi occupation, as well as Norway's military through history. The displays are set up well and chronologically, Displays of reproductions of historical uniforms and some weapons were interesting. There was a display about women's role in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome place, no entrance fee and after the visit can have a free cup of coffee / tea. Opens at 11am. Started the visit from the third floor. The exhibition shows the history of the Fortress. Then we went down to the 2nd floor and...More

Thank GAN L
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This is a military history site well worth visiting. The stories told here are a reflection of the city, and most importantly the Norwegian resistance. This was fascinating and historically important for all to see. The resistance section, second floor, was well documented and translated...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Got told to visit this museum by my hostel. Great that it’s free and easy to get to. Lovely, friendly lady came straight up to me to help me understand how the museum worked. Start at the top and make sure to take the English...More

1  Thank Phoebe T
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This museum is tucked away in a corner of the fort area. It is free and contains three floors of the history of the Norwegian military. There are displays of uniforms through the ages, weapons, awards and medals. One area is devoted to women's contributions...More

1  Thank Maryann L
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

This is a comprehensive and evolutionary account of Norwegian history. It is divided into three floors each focusing on a particular aspect. The general breakdown is the first floor deals with the German occupation and the resistance during WWII. There is also a section on women's contributions.The...More

1  Thank CATTSAR
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

I had read about this free museum right here on Trip Advisor. I sought it out when we landed in Bergen on a cruise ship. It is near the harbor. I originally went to the Burgenhaus Fortress but it had a steep admission fee. As...More

1  Thank okiesooner09
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Very nicely done museum that traces Norway (focusing on Bergen) from medieval times through WWII. Each floor takes a certain era. Many displays and booklets (in many languages) in each room explain and comment on the displays you see. A free museum that is worth...More

1  Thank alanrL6853ZO
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

After visiting the Fortress, part of which was frustrated by bike race iincursion into that area, available hours & ongoing work. This free admission 'find' was a bit of a jewel. Don't just 'dive in', look at exhibit list before beginning & make sure &...More

1  Thank ksvaught
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

We had just gone to another museum nearby and been charged full price only to be told that only part of it was open as "the tourist season closed on 30th September " so it was a pleasure to discover that this hidden gem is...More

1  Thank Richard D
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