The Bergen Maritime Museum is renowned for its research. In addition to the Norwegian Yearbook of Maritime History, the museum has, over the years, been involved in several large research projects.
The museum aims to strengthen its research activities, including by way of more collaboration with the University of Bergen and other relevant research institutions nationally and internationally.
The museum also encourages more master students to do research on maritime history. Through “Norsk sjøfartshistorisk forskningsfond”, the Bergen Maritime Museum offers a scholarship to master students during the last year of their studies.