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Det Hanseatiske Museum og Schoetstuene

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Address: Finnegaarden 1a | Bryggen, Bergen 5003, Norway (Formerly Hanseatic Museum (Hanseatisk))
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+47 53 00 61 10
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This wooden building is furnished in 16th-century style and gives visitors...

This wooden building is furnished in 16th-century style and gives visitors a feel of what Bergen was like in its medieval trading days.

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Old and cold and wonderful

A wonderful capture of the old way of living in Bergen. 100NOK entry seems fair to me to see a building and items from the early 1700's. I learnt a lot! I recommend going here if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful capture of the old way of living in Bergen. 100NOK entry seems fair to me to see a building and items from the early 1700's. I learnt a lot! I recommend going here if your into a bit of history.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small but interesting museum. You will learn about Bergen's past, the fish trade and the ways of life back when they were smoking or drying fish in the attic. You can also walk through a typical "hanseatic" house as it was centuries ago and admire the old objects and tools that were an essential part of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we didnt get in but outside you can sit if you dont want o buy a ticket, buy souvenirs, free wifi, and friendly staff

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had time to kill before checking into our cruise, it was cold & raining and round the corner from our hotel so thought would pop in. Very pleasantly surprised- an excellent overview of the history of Bergen. The museum is in one of the old wooden trader houses over 300 years old which was fascinating to see. They have a... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple and easy museum. Nothing grand, but quite decent. Has a stench of fish that was dried on the attic which we found kind of nice to experience.

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Plainfield, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the day was a rainy one, I figured I'd explore a museum. This was a great one as I learned about the history of trade in the area (and the importance of cod oil). Walking through such a historic building gave a lot of insight into that time period as well.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We began our first full day in Bergen at this museum. As advertised, it gave us a greater understanding of the history of Bergen and its vital role during the Hanseatic league. We were the only two visitors in the museum on this December morning, meaning we could take our time studying the English translation posters and other literature throughout... More 

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Treasure Island, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The museum was closed to me while a guide was escorting a group, so I walked around the exterior. Somewhat disappointed that they were likely short-staffed that day.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our visit to this museum was really great. It is easy to assess, affordably prices and the displays are informative, well presented and unique. A wonderful way to learn about the history of the wharf district.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very interesting museum - shows the centerpiece of Bergen and its trade with the rest of Europe. While it is a bit on the expensive side, it was very in-depth exposure to the living and working conditions of the era. There are a number of pieces of history through-out the museum. The film prior to entering the museum itself was... More 

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