Family fun at Bymuseet i Bergen

Take your children on a journey through time and space. FREE ordinary entrance to our museums for children under 18 years of age.

Take your children on a journey through time and space! Follow in the footsteps of kings and queens. Experience medieval treasures, cannons, eerie dungeons. FREE entrance at ordinary visits to our museums for children under 18 years of age (children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult). Half price on guided tours. Events separate prices.

Midsummer Celebration for the Whole Family by the Seaside!

St. Hansfeiring på sjøområdet ved Gamle Bergen Museum

Sunday 23rd from 18:00 to 21:00, Old Bergen Museum

Enjoy the atmosphere by the waterfront with music and cozy activities. Join in on potato sack races, ball toss, a witch and fortune teller, street organ music, and vintage fire trucks.

Feel like dancing?

Feel free to dress up—witches and wizards are welcome!

There will be a bonfire if weather conditions allow, considering fire safety.

Sales of pancakes, buns, hot dogs, soda, coffee, and ice cream.

Take a short boat trip on the fjord with Beffen. Separate ticket required. 45,- for adults / 25,- for children, approximately 10 minutes.

Note:This is an outdoor event, so please dress according to the weather. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Public transportation is advised due to limited parking availability.

Heartfelt welcome to join the celebration!

Parking at Old Bergen is very limited, so public transportation is recommended.

Buy tickets here
Location of Old Bergen Museum

Old Bergen Museum

In the 1800s Bergen was Europe’s biggest wooden city, a distinctive city environment with closely spaced wooden buildings, busy streets, markets and alleys. How did it look? What did people talk about?

IIn Old Bergen, the whole family can experience life in the “old days”. Here you can stroll and look in the houses, feed the birds, climb the trees and, not least, visit the Civil Servant´s family in 1826 and the Merchant’s family in 1886. On the square, short plays are played throughout the day, and in between it all the children can join in the fun and games. Traditional cinnamon buns, ice cream and soft drinks are sold in the museum kiosk. And not least, we look forward to welcoming you to our café on the square!

Summer programme for children: Weekdays from 11:30 to 12:30

Week 26 In service: Join for an hour as a maid or errand boy.
Week 27 Inside the walls: Learn rules and singing games from olden days
Week 28 Carpentry workshop: Make your own toy!
Week 29 Sewing workshop: Come and sew!
Week 30 Carpentry workshop: Make your own toy!
Week 31 Eenie, meenie: Join in playing games from when great-grandma was little
Week 32 Carpentry workshop: Make your own toy!
Week 33 In service: Join for an hour as a maid or errand boy

Location of Old Bergen Museum
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Join perhaps the world’s smallest cruise?
Enjoy a small cruise with the boat Beffen to and from Old Bergen Museum this summer! 1. June to 31. August.

Every day throughout the summer, sweet little “Beffen” departs from Vågen/Rundetårn to Old Bergen Museum.

Departure from Vågen/Rundetårn daily at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00.
Departure from Old Bergen Museum daily from 10:50, 11:50, 12:50, 13:50, 14:50 and 15:50.

You can buy the boat ticket on board. Show the ticket at the reception at the Old Bergen Museum to get a 20% discount on the entrance ticket. A 20% discount is also given to the Aquarium in Bergen, the Norwegian Fisheries Museum, and the Storeblå Aquaculture Visitor Center.

Adults NOK 85 Children NOK 45
Daily pass adults NOK 200 Children NOK 100
Clipping card Adults NOK 750. Clipping card Children NOK 380

Bryggens Museum

Bryggens Museum – Look what I found!

Bryggens Museum under ground

When you are visiting Bryggens Museum, you can solve puzzles and go on a treasure hunt in the exhibition Below Ground every day. Feel free to join our drawing competition! Free activity booklet and maybe a smaill prizereward for children.

Location of Bryggens Museum
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Magnus the Lawmender’s Laws of the Land 750 years


In 1274, King Magnus VI Håkonsson presented the Laws of the Land, a legislation for all his kingdom. He was the third ruler in medieval Europe to take on such great legislative work. The Laws of the Land were to be applicable law for over 400 years! For his efforts to improve the laws and the legal system, king Magnus is known to posterity by the nickname the Lawmender.

A collaboration between Bymuseet i Bergen, University Museum of Bergen, University of Bergen Library and Vestland municipality. It is part of the National celebration of the Laws of the Lands.

Exhibition at Bryggens Museum May 22nd 2024 – April 22nd 2025

Håkon’s Hall – The Hall of Kings!

Håkonshallen på Bergenhus Festning

Come and see the hall of the king himself! Hundreds of knights and royal dignitaries celebrated weddings and coronation ceremonies here for hundreds of years.

How high do you think the roof is? In the lower storey, we see where the king’s scribes sat writing with their quills, and the king once kept his treasure trove in the cellar!

Location of the King Håkon’s Hall

Rosenkrantz Tower – Kings and cannons!

Rosenkrantz Tower, Bymuseet i Bergen

At Rosenkrantz Tower, you can make your way up steep stairwells from room to room, through chambers and parlours where the princes and princesses of the Middle Ages lived. In the cellar, you can see the dark and eerie dungeon, and almost right at the top, you find the cannons, ready to be fired against pirates and enemies who were trying to capture Bergen.

Location of the Rosenkrantz Tower