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A culture night, as the word says, takes place long after the normal closing time.
Free entry to a number of museums, galleries and concert venues.

Museums and Galleries:


Bryggens Museum:
The exhibition “Below Ground” uses thousands of artifacts and modern historical and
archaeological research to let you come closer to the everyday lives of the medieval people of
Bergen and Western Norway. Runic inscriptions with gossip, poems and spells tells us about
faith and love.
Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography
examines a historical moment when landscapes were first surveyed, photographed, and
developed on both sides of the Atlantic.
Open: 19.00 - 22.00
Address: Bryggens Museum


Bergen School Museum
Welcome to Norway’s oldest school building: The old Latin school.
Here you can experience both the school interior and the nice apartment where the principal
lived with his family.
Open: 19.00-22.00
Address: Bergen Skolemuseum, Lille Øvregaten next to the Cathedral.


The Bergen Maritime Museum:
Have you ever wondered why Norway is known as a seafaring nation? Bergen Maritime
Museum tells the story of Norwegian seafaring over thousands of years and about Bergen –
the maritime city that has always had its gaze fixed outwards, towards the rest of the world. 
Temporary exhibition: Queer at Sea
Many Norwegians worked at sea in the 1960s and 1970s, and we may think of the
stereotypical Norwegian seaman as a masculine, heterosexual man. What was it like to be
queer at sea in the 1960s and 1970s?
Open: 18.00 – 22.00
Address: Haakon Shetligsplass 2

Schøtstuene:
Explore how the German merchants from The Hanseatic League lived and worked from 1350 to 1750. Citywalk at Bryggen.
Meetingpoint: Bryggen 33, by Det Hanseatiske Museums shop
At 20.00: English guided tour.
Open: 19.00 - 22.00
Address: Schøtstuene, Bryggen, Øvregaten 50


Kulturnatt på KODE 
Permanenten   
Exhibition: Ida Ekblad - “STRANGE FREEDOMS SHALL BE SOUGHT”  
Evening programme:
17.00-23.00: Do you like to draw? Still life setups and skilled tutors for those who
19.00: Consert, Vocalise for the blue planet by Bodil Rørtveit
19.50: Consert, Ole Bull Chamber Choir, in the staircase
20.30: Concert with Musikaljentene. Excerpts from the performance The Nightmare.
21.30: Act drawing. No prior knowledge is required. We have drawing equipment.
Open: 17.00 – 23.00Slutt kl. 23.00. 
Rasmus Meyer  
Exhibition: Here you will find, among other things, the world's third largest collection of Edvard Munch. Over two floors, you wander through the golden age of Norwegian art history, from
1880–1905 and onwards towards 1915. Pop-up presentation throughout the evening.
Lysverket   
Pop-up presentation throughout the evening.
Open: 17.00 – 23.00
Kunsthall 3,14:
Open exhibitions:
«UNCHARTED» by Servet Koçyiğiton
«Connecting the world takes every one of us» by Benjamin Gerdes
Open: 18.00 - 23.00
Address: Vågsallmenningen 12
Bergen Technical Museum
Bergen Technical Museum aims to show the technical development in Bergen and in western
Norway, with focus on land transport.
Open: 19.00 – 00.00
Address: Thormøhlensgt. 23
KRAFT-room for art:
Exhibitions and sale of contemporary art and handcraft.
Open exhibition: Grainy showers Coarse base, by Johanne Hestvold & Alexandra Hunts
Open: 17.00 – 23.00
Address: KRAFT, Vågsallmenningen 12
Open house at Stranges stiftelse
Stranges Stiftelse was a poorhous for women.
From 1609 and all the way to 1972, poor women lived in this primitive house.

Open: 18.00 – 21.00
Address: Klostergaten 28
Nonneseter Monastery
Explore the oldest building in Bergen, the ruins of the medieval monastery of Nonneseter.
Open: 18.00 – 21.00
Address: Kaigaten, next to the railway station
Hordaland kunstsenter
Open exhibition: “Time will tell, she already does» by Patricia Belli, Madihe Gharibi, Siv
Støldal, Void & Co., Ali Shah Gallefoss, Julie Shirani Kausland, Linda Lid, Tim Parry-Williams,
Frantzsen&Mjanger 
Open: 18.00 – 22.00
Address: Klosteret 17
Welcome to the Buekorps Museum       
Buekorps are traditional marching neighbourhood youth organizations in Bergen, Norway.
In the museum you can learn more about their history, and about the building itself.
Open: 18.00 - 22.00
Address: Buekorpsmuseet, Muren
University Museum: Concerts in the Whale room
Explore our exciting exhibitions at Kulturnatt!
In «Hvalsalen», you will experience the work Vox Balaenae for Three Masked Players
composed for flute, cello, and piano by George Crumb.
Open: 18.00 - 21.00
Address: Muséplass 3
Cultur night at the Gestapo hous
The Gestapohuset has still got authentic prison cells from world war 2.
Join us for a walk, with flash lighs, into the old cells - and discover more than 200 different
inscriptios on the walls, carverd by the people prisoned there.
Open: 18.00-21.00
Address: Gestapomuseet, Christian Michelsens gt. 10
Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts  
Join us for a guided tour through our studios and spaces during Kulturnatt, and the installation
“Land Bodies, Decomposing Mass” by artists Ingrid Bjørnaali, Fabian Lanzmaier and Maria
Simmons. 
Open: 18.00-23.00
Address: BEK – Bergen Senter for Elektronisk Kunst, C. Sundts gate 55
S12: Glassblowing /-fusing
Learn how to make beautiful glass pictures using the fusing technique, and join us in the
workshop to test your skills as a glassblower!
Open: 18.00 - 21.00
Address: S12 - Bontelabo 2

Alongside Bryggen:
Cultural Cruise at Beffen:
Exclusive viola concerts on board the tiny passenger ferry «Beffen».
Open: 19.00 – 23.00
Address: Bradbenken (Bryggen)
Shanty og jazz at D/S Stord 1: Open ship with music and refreshments.
Open: 18.00 – 00.00
Address: Bryggen
Open ship at D/S Oster: Open ship with music and refreshments.
Open: 18.00 – 00.00
Address: Bryggen
Concert at M/S Vestgar: Open ship with music and refreshments.
Open: 18.00 – 00.00
Address: Bryggen
Bagpipes at Bryggen
Join the Bergen Pipes and Drums in a parade from Torget to Håkonshallen
Startingpoint: Fishmarked
Starts at 19.00
«Oldies and goldies» at M/S GRANVIN
Open ship with music and refreshments.
Open: 18.00 – 00.00
Address: Bryggen
Statsraaden Bar&Reception
Open bar with concerts and performance.
Open: 18.00 – 00.00
Address: Statsraaden Bar&Reception, Bradbenken 2

Concerts, Dance and Theater:
Norwegian folklore at Gimle: Concert and dance with various artists. Open cafe.
Open: 19.00 – 23.00
Address: Gimle, Kong Oscarsgt. 18
Performance impro!
Performance in the Theatre Park
Open: 18.00-19.00
Adress: Theatre Park

Cultural evening in the Music Pavillion:
The beautiful Music pavillion (the band stand) is filled with various music this evening.
Open: 18.00 – 22.30
Address: Music pavilion
Bergen International Culture Center:
Dance, drums, latin music and open café.
Open: 18.00 – 22.00
Address: BIKS, Kong oscars gt. 15
Concerts in St. Mary’s Church:
Open church with a variety of concerts the whole evening.
Chambermusic performed by members from Eikanger-Bjørsvik and The Norwegian Naval
Forces Band. Concerts starts every 30 minutes.
Open 18.00 – 22.00.
Address: The Church of Mary
Meditation in Marken:
Yoga, intuition and creativity.
Open: 18.00 – 20.00
Address: ACEM-house, Marken 17
Evening Concerts in the Church of St. John
Open Church with a variety of concerts.
Open: 18.00 – 22.00
Address: Church of St. John
Concerts at the University Aula
Concert by students of the Grieg Academy
Concert starts every hour: 18.00, 19.00 og 20.00.
Open: 18.00 - 21.00
Address: Muséplass 3
Musical afterparty with the Bergen Filharmonic Orchestra
Open foyer with piano concert: Mahler, piano quartet.
Concert starts at 21.45
Open: 21.30 -23.00
Address: Grieghallens foaje
Carte Blanche: Family workshop in Contactimprovisation
In our family workshop, we invite children and parents to experience the magic of movement
through contact improvisation. 
Open: kl. 17.30 – 18.30
Address: Studio Bergen, Nøstegaten 119

Introduction to Contactimprovisation – Jam Session
Contact improvisation is a form of improvised dance that involves exploring one’s body in
relation to others. Jam is a dynamic and open form of practicing contact improvisation.
Sometimes, the jam’s room is filled with music; sometimes, the dance takes place in
concentration and silence.
Open: kl. 19.00 – 20.30
Address: Studio Bergen, Nøstegaten 119
Free dance lessons!
Learn sport dance, hip hop, ballroom, commercial, jazz, modern, street dance and latin.
Open: 20.00 – 22.00
Address: Hildemors dansesenter, Torggaten 7., next to Hotel Norge
Stones at the Firehouse
Rolling Stones tribute band Wild Horses play well-known and beloved Stones songs.
Open: 20.00 – 00.00
Address: The Old Firehouse
Jazz consert at Vågal
Enjoy a drink and listen to som jazz.
Starring: Siri Gloppen / Eirik Minde / Alf J. Borge. 
Concert at: 20.00 – 21.00
Address: Vågal, Kong Oscars gt. 10
Organ concerts in St. Paul's Catholic Church.
A new concert starts every full hour.
18.00 Organ concert students and teachers Orgelklubben Ferdinand
19.00 Catholic mass with organ music
20.00 Organ concert pupils and teachers
21.00 Meditative music based on religious folk tunes.
Open: 18.00 – 21.30
Address: St. Paul katolske kirke Nygårdsgt 3.

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