Go back in time with a historical visit to our extensive collection of art and design. The museum fills four buildings in the centre of the city. You can experience the masterpieces by Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and J. C. Dahl, visit the unique exhibition “the Silver Treasure”, admire the handicrafts and designs from the last five hundred years, or experience some of our temporary exhibitions.
Four buildings – one ticket.
KODE 1: (West Norway Museum of Decorative Art) Nordahl Bruns gate 9.
Traditional exquisite craftsmanship and design over three floors. In addition there is always a temporary exhibition. The permanent exhibition People and Possessions presents craftsmanship and design over the last 500 years. In the Silver Treasure 600 items are shining in gold and silver, made in Bergen during a period of 600 years. The China Collection are unfortunately closed due to the theft in January 2013.
KODE 2: (Stenersens Collection) Rasmus Meyers allé 3
Permanent and temporarily exhibitions exhibition of contemporary art. The largest museums shop is in this the ground floor right next to the café, Smakverket.
KODE 3: (Rasmus Meyers Collection) Rasmus Meyers allé 7
New collection of works by Edvard Munch including many of his major works. This little mansion also houses a fantastic collection of art from the Golden Age in Scandinavian art, as well as historical interiors from the Bergen area. The exhibition includes highlights from the careers of artists such as J. C. Dahl, Harriet Backer, Erik Werenskiold and Gerhard Munthe.
KODE 4: (Tidl. Lysverket) Rasmus Meyers allé 9
Great fun form children in KunstLab/ ArtLab. This is the first museum for children including a specially designed laboratory where children are are free to explore the world of art thorugh play and experimentation. In the groud floor you will also find the presentation of paintings and paperworks by the Norwegian artist Nikolai Astrup..
The building opened in 1938 as an administration building for the electrical powerplant company. In 2003 it was restored and opened as a museum.
Opening hours 2013:
1st Januar – 16th May:
KODE 1 and 3: Tuesday–Friday: 11am – 3pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm
KODE 2 and 4: Tuesday–Friday: 1pm – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm
18th May – 14th September:
KODE 1 and 3: Monday–Friday: 11am – 3pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm
KODE 2 and 4: Monday–Friday: 1pm – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm