What can be found in our archives and library?


With more than 15,000 volumes and more than a hundred different periodicals, the museum library is one of Norway’s leading specialised maritime libraries. The book collection includes books that are difficult, if not impossible, to find elsewhere in Scandinavia. The library is used by the general public, students, pupils and researchers.You can search our catalogue HERE. Please note: books and periodicals can only be used in Our library. The “log in”-function is therefore not in use.

The museum’s archives encompass of a wide range of historical documents from shipping companies, shipyards, insurance companies, brokers and other companies and individuals Connected to Bergen’s maritime industry in particular. The archive collections mainly cover the period from the 1700s until today, and comprise of approximately 1500 shelf metres. Our collections include archives from the Bergen Steamship Company, the shipyard Bergens Mekaniske Verksteder, the Foundation Statsraad Lehmkuhl and the shipyard Mjellem & Karlsen.

List of Archives Bergen Maritime Museum

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