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The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum

Salhusvegen 201 | Salhus, Bergen 5107, Norway
+47 55 25 10 90
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Boring

I am sure that some people find this place interesting, but it is not the best place to go with... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Kremtopp
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Bergen, Norway
Great insight into the knitting industry

Today we wanted to go to the knitting industry museum, but it was closed. However, at the tourist... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
maaike93kool
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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Salhus Tricotagefabrik was founded in 1859, as one of the first knitwear factories in Norway. Trikotasje means knitted fabric. Join one of our guides for a tour of the knitwear factory from 1859. Take in the smells that still linger at the factory premises after many years of hard work and knitwear production. Enjoy our home-baked goods in the café, or look for a gift in our museum shop.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“waffles” (2 reviews)
“guided tour” (2 reviews)
“machinery” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Salhusvegen 201 | Salhus, Bergen 5107, Norway
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+47 55 25 10 90
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I am sure that some people find this place interesting, but it is not the best place to go with teenagers.More

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Ingrid H, Resepsjonssjef at The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hello, Thank you for the review. It’s important for us to give all our guests a nice and interesting experience. Most of our visitors do enjoy the sound of machines and to learn how a textile factory works. Did you know that there is a...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Today we wanted to go to the knitting industry museum, but it was closed. However, at the tourist information centre someone called the museum and there was a woman who wanted to give us a tour through the museum We were very excited that we...More

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Ellen R, Guide at The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

I'm glad to hear your enjoyed visiting our museum. Thank you so much for your nice review!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

10 miles north of Bergen city centre, this ancient museum did not disappoint. After a delightful tea in the spacious cafe we were shown around by a charming english speaking guide who was abler to demonstrate the awe inspiring power of these grand old machines...More

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Ellen R, other at The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Hi Mary, Thank you so much for this nice review. We are glad you and your son enjoyed your visit to our museum. Ellen

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The museum is located in a former knitwear factory about 20 minutes drive from Bergen. If you are using the bus you need two separate busses, unless the weather is fine and you don't mind walking the last couple of miles. We visited on a...More

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Ellen R, other at The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you had a good time visiting our museum. We will update our website with correct information regarding the bus schedule. Ellen

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the Norwegian knitting industry museum today, definitely worth making the trip beyond central Bergen. My husband originally wasn't too keen on visiting the museum but admitted he enjoyed learning about the process of making yarn and watching the machinery working. The staff at the...More

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Ingrid H, Resepsjonssjef at The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your review. It means a lot to us all that our guests are satisfied and ready to recommend a visit for other tourists.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Outside Bergen the quaint village of Salhus offers an authentic journey into what was once Norway's successful knitting industry. It is worth a visit, to anyone interested in crafts and design, and to enthusiasts of mechanics and machineries as well. And don't forget to sample...More

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Ingrid H, Resepsjonssjef at The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

I was a bit worried it might be to much hassle to take 2 public busses to get to this museum it was wel worth the effort ! Set on the Salhus fjord the museum has an excellent location, we were very welcomed by the...More

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Ingrid H, Formidlingsleder at The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hello Talle2014, Thank you for your kind words about our site and the museum café. It's good to know that the experience is well worth the bus trip.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This place is very interesting, you learn alot about the place and what they did in the museum. You learn about how we Norwegians lived in the old days. This museum made warm clothes

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Ann Kristin R, Daglig leder at The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thanks for nice words! Welcome back to Bergen national industrial memory!

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy old machinery and knitting, you'll enjoy this museum. There's a great coffee shop where you can have lunch and pastries. It's very quaint. Also gift shop where you can buy handmade items.

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Ingrid H, Front Office Manager at The Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Hello tigerlily61 Thank you very much for the nice review. I means a lot for our museum that our visitors are happy and pleased. Best wishes from Ingrid H

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