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Practical information for visiting the museum.

Discover historic Bergen

The Norwegian Fisheries Museum lies in the historic area Sandviken in Bergen and explains how our rich fisheries history has shaped Norwegian history. The museum is located in old wooden warehouse from the 18’th century. Whole streets of warehouses build on wooden foundations out in the sea, surrounded by canals. Now just a few of these warehouses remain.

Opening hours:

27 Febr - 30 April 2023 - Tuesday - Sunday 11-15

1 May - 30 May 2023 - Daily 11-16

1 June - 31 August 2023 - Daily 10-18

1 Sept - 30 Sept 2023 - Daily 11-16

1 Oct- 3 Dec 2023Tuesday - Sunday 11-15

How to get to the museum? 

The museum ferry

Hop onboard the historic ferries Beffen with stops at the Bergen Aquarium, Storeblå Aquaculture visitor centreThe Norwegian Fisheries Museum and the Old Bergen Museum/Bergen City Museum. Read more here for more information on departures and stops. The ferry goes from 1 June until 31 August.

Public transportation

Take bus nr. 3, 4, 39, 12, 16E or 19  from the city centre to the bus stop named "Sandvikstorget"

By car

We have free parking for our guests 

(ticket valid for the museum and for Storeblå aquaculture visitor centre)

Adult 150 NOK

Children 0-18 FREE

Students 75NOK

Take a mini-cruise to the Norwegian Fisheries Museum!

Hop onboard the historic ferries Beffen!

On the way you will have a perfect view of some of Bergen´s most important seaside attractions: the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bryggen, the Håkon´s Hall, the Nordnes peninsula, and the historic wharfside warehouses in Sandviken and Skuteviken. A comfortable and fun way to discover Bergen, with lots of great photo opportunities. 


Please note that tickets can ONLY be purchased on board!

From June 1st until August 31st, the historic ferries Beffen runs daily. 


Rundetårnet (by the Fish Market) - Bergen Aquarium - Storeblå Aquaculture Visitor Centre - the Norwegian Fisheries Museum - Old Bergen Museum  


Daily from Vågen – every hour 11:00-16:00 (20 min. to the Norwegian Fisheries Museum)

First departure from Vågen: 11:00

Last departure from Vågen: 16:40 (ends at  the Norwegian Fisheries Museum)

The full roundtrip takes 1,5 hours


From the Norwegian Fisheries Museum: 

First every 15min past the hour to the city centre

First departure 11:15

Last departure 16:15



Day pass adults/children: NOK 150/75 (unlimited between 11:00-16:00) 


Children tickets apply from the age of 3 and up to the age of 15. The ticket is free for Children from the age of 0-2. 


The ferry ticket gives 20% discount on the entrance ticket to Norwegian Fisheries Museum, Bergen Aquarium and Old Bergen Museum. 

 Tickets only available onboard.