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.

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

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

Old Bergen Museum – A breath of nostalgia!

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?

In 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. The Museum is closed for the season but the area can be visited all year round.

Location of Old Bergen Museum