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“V attractive building and some interesting art pieces”

KODE Art Museums of Bergen
Ranked #10 of 150 things to do in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: KODE is one of Scandinavia's largest museums for art and music. It has a unique combination of art museums and composers' homes, of visual art, historical objects, concerts and parklands. KODE stewards almost 50,000 objects that can be experienced in four museum buildings in Bergen city centre, KODE 1-4, and in the homes of the composers Ole Bull, Harald Saeverud and Edvard Grieg. Welcome to KODE!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase
Reviewed October 8, 2012

The gallery collection was spread through a number of separate buildings. Sadly when we visited in the summer of 2012, the main building was closed. However the remaining gallery spaces were worth the visit-one was a deco style building and the other a modern space. The art contained within was varied and from knowing little about Norweigan art beyond Munch I certainly gained a better feel for Norweigan art. There were also some paintings of early Bergen-is was great to see how the harbour has changed.

Thank Jonathan M
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were disappointed with the Bergen Art Museum - several museums in a cluster, as several were no longer open and the staff of one in particular was most unhelpful and disinterested. We ended up in the Atrium after finding a place to put our coats and umbrellas ourselves looking dazed and confused along with a few other people. After our daughter said as much the Security Office asked us if he could help and he seemed to be equally disgusted at the reception we received. Thankfully, the young man gave us directions as to the order of things and pointed us in the right direction through that particular museum. We moved through this first museum and then floundered our way outside to eventually discovered at the last one several were closed. We are pleased we did not spend 60 - 80 krone pp for each one as it would have been an expensive experience for what was on show. (We purchased the 48 hour Bergen Card which gave us free access to these and other attractions. Do your sums, work out where you want to go and if indeed it is open when you are there, many close on a Sat/Sun/Mon or close for the season in August/September otherwise the Card might not be worth it.) A couple of rooms were inspiring and interesting but I wouldn't rave about it overall.

Thank bluehaze3442
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Aa wonderful collection of Norwegian artists. A great way to learn and appreciate them. Staff helpful and friendly. Anice walk from thesharf

Thank arlenes44
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is a museum with so much to offer in classical and modern art of Norway that you could call it 'Norwegian Art in a Nutshell', to borrow from the famous 'Norway in a Nutshell' tour of the fjords and mountain passes. I especially liked the Rasmus Meyer Collection of Munch's works and the Nicholai Astrup works. Wonderful!

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Lots of fine Munch of course - the 'Morning Yawn' a nice antidote to 'The Scream' - but also Picassos, Danish Golden Age painting, Klee. All calmly displayed. And the Bølgen & Moi restaurant is in the same building for an excellent lunch.

Thank Camwas
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