Bergenhus Fortress Museum is located in the storehouse building, and was opened on April 9th 2006 by resistance hero Gunnar Sønsteby.
The Fortress Museum displays three exhibitions: Women’s contribution to the Defence, the Resistance in the Bergen area 1940-45, and the Bergen press in a time of crisis.
Women’s contribution to the Defence
The exhibition shows the roles which women have held in the Defence from ancient times up until today, as individuals and as a group. It outlines the opportunities women have had, and some of the restrictions they have been met with in the Armed Forces. Key people in the history of women in the Defence are presented.
The Resistance in the Bergen area in 1940 - 45
This exhibition deals with both the civilian and military resistance efforts. It shows how a civilian attitude campaign was organised against the pro-German National Union Party and its attempt to Nazify Norwegian society, and how the armed resistance developed from small, isolated groups into a far-reaching organisation with links to London.
The Bergen press in a time of crisis
Contains newspaper cuttings and copies showing how the events of WWII at home and abroad were reflected in the Bergen press.
Guided tours, films and lectures can be booked for groups and school classes. There is also a library at your disposal.
Please telephone (+47) 55 54 63 87 during opening hours to make a booking.