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“Underwhelming unless you know him”

Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Ranked #5 of 154 things to do in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Enchanting residence of the composer Edvard Grieg and his wife, who lived there every summer from 1885 to 1907. The museum also comprises the chamber music hall, Troldsalen, where daily concerts are held during the summer season. Museum building with shop, exhibition and cafeteria.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good, short noon hour concert. Grieg’s house is interesting but essentially three rooms. The guides at the house are earnest. His grounds are pleasant regardless of any knowledge of Grieg. The museum is good and informative. The concert hall is lovely and the concert (changing musicians) was good and terse.

I would expect that people come here wanting to be beguiled by the thought or idea of Grieg but there really isn’t anything here to make you adore Grieg unless you already know him and admire him. It’s a great way of putting him and his work into context but it would be like going to a Marylin Monroe museum and falling in love with her when you’ve never heard of her before - it isn’t going to happen.

So don’t go if you don’t know him, just because he’s from Bergen or just because he’s Norwegian - I don’t think it works that way.

Thank jhsheep
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited to Grieg house and a pianoconcert in the (little) modernconcerthall next to it. You can easily walk to the nearby lake too.

1  Thank reistu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to go to the lunch time concert and thoroughly enjoyed the spirited playing of Reidun Askeland.The setting , atmosphere and informative guide brought Grieg to life.

1  Thank vonam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grieg's house is in such a beautiful location and although the tour of the house is with a guide you are free to explore the gardens on your own. We also wandered through the house on our own for another look after the guided tour. The lunchtime concert was fantastic,the pianist, Reidun Askeland was excellent. if you sit towards the middle of the row you have this amazing view across the lake while the pianist plays, it is very atmospheric and you can really feel how nature inspired Grieg's music. We were also given an insight into each piece before it was played.
The cafe is good with reasonable prices and there is a small shop. Very friendly staff in both.
We booked this through the tourist office in Bergen, the bus picks you up at 11am from outside the the tourist office (near the fish market), it costs 250 NOK each and we thought it was really good value.
Well worth doing if you are in Bergen.

1  Thank elaine37
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Not only do you get a chance to visit Edvard Grieg villa outside of Bergen, but at 1PM there is a concert available where selected works are presented by the rotational pianists. We booked it in conjunction with the transport (250NOK/person) which we thought was a good value. It was a great experience - highly recommended!

1  Thank goshan
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