Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • fairtrader
    397 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place
    Well worth catching the bus from Bergen. A little disappointed by the road noise in the garden but the surroundings were beautiful. I was lucky to catch the first tour of the day with a charming guide who was happy to have plenty of time to answer questions and was so enthusiastic. Lovely experience all round , except the rather basic cafe.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 June 2023
  • jeg-reiser
    Sarasota, Florida19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely experience!
    The grounds and buildings are so well taken care of. You’ll find several places to visit: a tour of the home with its original belongings mostly in its original form, a concert if you arrive at the right time, a museum walk reading about artifacts displayed, Grieg’s small cabin where he composed, beautiful views and scenery, benches to sit and take in the sights, a small cafe, a small boutique, and quite friendly staff who are happy to be working there. A must visit!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2023
  • James W
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    E.Gried and his music
    It was our dream to visit Troldhaugen. E.Grieg music is something very special, music that can open your internal feelings. The concert hall with its glass made wall at the rare side of the hall and perfect acustics gave us additional positive feelings. We enjoyed the concert.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Trail777667
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice afternoon of music.
    A nice treat for lovers of classical music. We went for the afternoon performance and heard a lovely piano recital of several Grieg pieces followed by tea and snacks at the cafeteria. The museum is very difficult to find - more street signage would be helpful.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Ralph Wilhelm
    Carmel, Indiana782 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Museum based around E. Grieg's music and life!
    What a wonderful and educational stop in Troldhaugen. The Edvard Grieg Museum and its numerous buildings and land are quite impressive. The guides that show you around the museum (the house that Grieg and his wife lived in) are very competent and patient, answering all questions. We were not allowed upstairs where the bedrooms are but the first floor's three rooms are roped off and the guide takes you around and explains life during Grieg's days. Further, the separate building with the performance stage and a singular piano allows for excellent music written by Grieg and played by very accomplished pianists. Lastly, you can see about 100 meters away, the small red building that Grieg used to compose his music...overlooking a wonderful lake and undeveloped land. If you are in Bergen, this is a must-see for you to make time for—one of a kind for sure. Enjoy!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Anthony S
    Brisbane, Australia1,863 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For lovers of Edward Gregg’s music
    Interesting museum at the summer home of Edward Grieg where the original Victorian home has been preserved although with little personal items inside. Regardless for classical music buffs it is a must visit location. Access by tram was easy enough with a kilometre walk each way.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Rudo M
    The Netherlands2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Edvard Grieg’s place
    The visit of the house where Edvard lived was so nice with the stories of the guide. Worthwhile! The recital was magnificent. Not just the music, but also the tales about the young Grieg, very lovely. And Ingunn Tennøe did a wonderful job. We love her!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Barbara A
    Washington DC, District of Columbia120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful place with beautiful music
    As musicians, we were looking forward to this excursion and were not disappointed. The ticket included transport from Bergen by bus, the tour of the villa, and a noontime half hour concert of Grieg's music by a local pianist in the concert hall. The villa isn't big and one can only see about 4 rooms, plus a stroll outside to see his composition hut. The concert was delightful. We had a quick bite to eat in the cafe before the concert - nothing special but tasty and inexpensive. Our only complaint was that we would have liked about 20 minutes more...the tour bus guide (from the Kode museum, which sponsors this) had us back on the bus literally 15 minutes after the concert ended - about enough time to make a bathroom stop and walk to the parking lot. If you are getting to Troldhaugen on your own you won't be constrained by the time limit. Otherwise, a lovely half day excursion.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 August 2023
  • C P
    Paradise Point, Australia52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended for classical music enthusiasts
    Thoroughly enjoyed my visit which included bus transfer from the city, visit to the museum, tour of Grieg's home and composing cottage on the waterfront. The highlight was a half hour lunchtime piano recital in a newly built hall with stunning views of the water. There is also a gift shop and cafe on site. If you or your children learned some Grieg piano pieces, Troldhaugen is well worth a visit. If you book through Kode, your ticket also includes free admission to all Kode museums in the city on the same day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 August 2023
  • zeneszerzo
    Budapest, Hungary119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place
    The exhibition is not very big, but interesting. The house itself works the same way. We didn't see the video recording and we didn't use the audio guide, but didn't miss it. Don't forget to find the grave and the hut! Lovely place, amazing view. The shop is also nice, you can buy music scores too which is a nice touch.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 August 2023
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Greig was a great musician and this is the house he built along with the composing hut overlooking the harbor.

The museum has a number of his personal items on display.

The house is in good shape and well maintained.
Written 13 September 2023
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gnadivi
Renton, WA276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
As a lifelong admirer of Grieg's music, making a pilgrimage to his home in Bergen has been on my to-do list for quite some time. Seeing his residence, his composing hut, his grave, touring the museum, and capping everything off with a live performance of his music by an accomplished pianist was a great experience. I highly recommend it for anyone else who enjoys Grieg's music. If you're in Bergen, consider it imperative to visit Troldhaugen.
Written 10 September 2023
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zeneszerzo
Budapest, Hungary119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The exhibition is not very big, but interesting. The house itself works the same way. We didn't see the video recording and we didn't use the audio guide, but didn't miss it. Don't forget to find the grave and the hut! Lovely place, amazing view. The shop is also nice, you can buy music scores too which is a nice touch.
Written 23 August 2023
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C P
Paradise Point, Australia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit which included bus transfer from the city, visit to the museum, tour of Grieg's home and composing cottage on the waterfront. The highlight was a half hour lunchtime piano recital in a newly built hall with stunning views of the water. There is also a gift shop and cafe on site. If you or your children learned some Grieg piano pieces, Troldhaugen is well worth a visit. If you book through Kode, your ticket also includes free admission to all Kode museums in the city on the same day.
Written 21 August 2023
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Barbara A
Washington DC, DC120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
As musicians, we were looking forward to this excursion and were not disappointed. The ticket included transport from Bergen by bus, the tour of the villa, and a noontime half hour concert of Grieg's music by a local pianist in the concert hall. The villa isn't big and one can only see about 4 rooms, plus a stroll outside to see his composition hut. The concert was delightful. We had a quick bite to eat in the cafe before the concert - nothing special but tasty and inexpensive. Our only complaint was that we would have liked about 20 minutes more...the tour bus guide (from the Kode museum, which sponsors this) had us back on the bus literally 15 minutes after the concert ended - about enough time to make a bathroom stop and walk to the parking lot. If you are getting to Troldhaugen on your own you won't be constrained by the time limit. Otherwise, a lovely half day excursion.
Written 16 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rudo M
The Netherlands2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The visit of the house where Edvard lived was so nice with the stories of the guide. Worthwhile!
The recital was magnificent. Not just the music, but also the tales about the young Grieg, very lovely. And Ingunn Tennøe did a wonderful job. We love her!
Written 14 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,863 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Interesting museum at the summer home of Edward Grieg where the original Victorian home has been preserved although with little personal items inside. Regardless for classical music buffs it is a must visit location.

Access by tram was easy enough with a kilometre walk each way.
Written 5 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ralph Wilhelm
Carmel, IN782 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
What a wonderful and educational stop in Troldhaugen. The Edvard Grieg Museum and its numerous buildings and land are quite impressive. The guides that show you around the museum (the house that Grieg and his wife lived in) are very competent and patient, answering all questions. We were not allowed upstairs where the bedrooms are but the first floor's three rooms are roped off and the guide takes you around and explains life during Grieg's days. Further, the separate building with the performance stage and a singular piano allows for excellent music written by Grieg and played by very accomplished pianists. Lastly, you can see about 100 meters away, the small red building that Grieg used to compose his music...overlooking a wonderful lake and undeveloped land. If you are in Bergen, this is a must-see for you to make time for—one of a kind for sure. Enjoy!
Written 21 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gaghi1694
Province of Ancona, Italy47 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Beautiful place but they’re not well organized when it rains, which they should be since Bergen is the rainiest city in Norway. Also, the guide inside the house are very rude. If there’s rules to follow is fine, but being polite is not an option.
Written 19 July 2023
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Trail777667
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A nice treat for lovers of classical music. We went for the afternoon performance and heard a lovely piano recital of several Grieg pieces followed by tea and snacks at the cafeteria. The museum is very difficult to find - more street signage would be helpful.
Written 9 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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