Rekstensamlingene is an art and cultural centre located at Fjøsanger just off the King’s residence, Gamlehaugen. The collections were built in the 1960s by shipowner Hilmar Reksten and was to be a home of the arts. The venues constist of a museum building with several rooms and halls: the Pentagon, Hetlandhallen, Sølvsalen, Ekhaug and the Hilmar Reksten room, in addition to Hilmar Reksten’s former private residence, the Villa. The musuem’s four single bedsits and one apartment offers accommodation or temporary accommodation for musicians, artists, students and cultural workers who need to stay in Bergen for shorter or longer periods.
With art as a framework and inspiration, Rekstensamlingene want to contribute to the development and strengthening of the cultural life in Bergen through collaboration and facilitation.
Access is difficult for the mobility impaired, stairs up to the venue makes it difficult to access. There is room for wheelcharis in the venues, so please contakt Rekstemsamlingene in advance, so this can be facilitated as good as possible.
Facilities for reduced hearing:
Bus number 51, 53 or 67 from the city centre to Fjøsangerlokket.
Bergen Light Rail (Bybane) from the centre of Bergen to Paradis or Fantoft.
Follow E39 south from the city centre (towards Stavanger) ca 6 km. Turn off the highway to the right (towards Paradis). Turn to the left in the roundabout at Fjøsanger and follow Christian Michelsensvei. Parking available in the area.