BERGEN — North of the City Centre

This area is found north of the city centre of Bergen and it is a few minutes away by car or around a half an hour if you are walking.

The sights found here are:
Gamle Bergen
Museum of Norwegian Knitting Industry

Gamle Bergen

Gamle Bergen
This is classified as a museum but it is a reconstructed town with about 50 wooden houses dating from the 18th to the early 20th centuries. This is a great place to visit on a sunny day where you can enjoy wandering around near the little stream, feed the ducks, dine at the cafe and visit the lovely old shops and houses. It is found a few kilometres out of the city and if you don’t have a car you can get there by bus. You will need to take northbound bus lines 9, 20-29, 50, 71, 80, 90, 280 or 285.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.tracteurstedet-gamle-bergen.no/eng/e_frms/index_e.htm

Museum of Norwegian Knitting Industry
This was once a knitwear factory and it is found in Salhus which is north of the city centre of Bergen. It was founded in 1859 and was the first fully mechanised knitwear factory in Norway. It was in operation until 1989 and produced underwear, stockings and jumpers. The museum focuses on the impact of industrialisation on people who had formerly been engaged in agricultural industries. You take a tour that shows you how the machinery in the factory worked and see it in operation. There is also a film about the factory and its workers. There is a temporary exhibition as well. The entrance price includes the tour, the film and the temporary exhibition.
For information about the museum visit the website at: http://www.muho.no/en/the-norwegian-knitting-industry-museum