Permanent exhibition: 2000 years of maritime history

Experience maritime history in a spectacular building in the heart of Bergen. The exhibitions not only provide you with a maritime atmosphere but also allow you to explore stories from the sea about friendship, courage, adventure, and drama.


Ever wondered why Norway is called a maritime nation? Bergen Maritime Museum tells the story of Norwegian seafaring through thousands of years and about Bergen - the maritime city that has always had its eyes on the world.

Let yourself be inspired by our extensive collection of everyday objects, ship models, ship paintings, and maritime archaeological findings. Each item has its own exciting story, but they also contribute to a larger narrative about international trade, technology, seafaring life, war, and migration. The Maritime Museum encompasses all of this and more.

The permanent exhibition covers topics such as the Viking Age, the lives and work of sailors, shipbuilding, training ships, utility boats along the West Coast, steamships, passenger transport, World War, dangers and rescue operations, and today's merchant fleet.