Visit the KODE museums with kids

Are you going to Bergen with your family this summer? At KODE's art museums and composers' homes, we offer activities for children of all ages!

Going to a museum with children can give new perspectives and approaches to art and history. We have gathered some tips for activities to do with children on your visit at KODE!

KODE ART MUSEUMS: MAKE YOUR OWN ART IN THE WORKSHOP!
Every day, from 12 July – 7. August (and every weekend throughout the year) we have an open family workshop in KODE 1 where you can make your own creations, inspired by the art in the museum with our art educated hosts. You’ll find inspiration in this summer's exhibitions. 

Entrance is free for everyone under 18 years, NOK. 150/100 for adults. Buy a ticket here

LYSØEN: SUMMER EXCURSION BY BOAT
The museum island Lysøen outside Bergen offer lovely places for taking a bath in the sea and is a great place for hiking with sand-covered paths all over the island. On the boat out to the island, or in the kiosk, you can pick up an activity-brochure for the kids.

Ole Bull's villa is closed for renovation, but KODE has its electric museum boat in traffic to and from the island Tuesday-Sunday throughout the summer. Go for a walk and look at the villa from the outside. Our summer kiosk sells ice cream, cold drinks and coffee/tea.

The boat is free for everyone under 18 years, NOK. 50 round trip for adults. Buy boat tickets here

TROLDHAUGEN: THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS BERGENSER?
At Troldhaugen, the children get to meet the story of Norway's world famous composer, Edvard Grieg. A trip into the Grieg couple's villa provides an insight into how people lived in the late 19th century. Troldhaugen is a large property, with a large outdoor area where Grieg took a lot of inspiration.

If the children are able to sit still for 30 minutes, we suggest bringing them to one of our lunch time concerts to listen to Grieg's music performed live. After we recommend a walk on the property outside, follow the trails! In the museum building you'll find a table for drawing. In the café you can buy lunch, the "Grieg bun" and ice cream.

Entrance is free for everyone under 18 years, NOK. 130/90/65 for adults. Buy tickets here

SILJUSTØL: SUNDAY HIKE
“Harald Sæverud's museum at Siljustøl is a fascinating house to visit, surrounded by a beautiful property that many use as a walking area” says director of the composers' homes Christian Grøvlen.

This summer, the museum will be open every Sunday at 10.00-17.00, until 30 September. Go out with the children afterwards, along the paths in the large Siljustøl forest.

Entrance is free for everyone under 18 years, NOK. 130/90/65 for adults. Buy tickets here